I see change beyond the stratosphere.

Brent Monseur, (M.D. ’16)

Obstetrics and gynecology resident physician and reproductive biologist

I’m going to change a world — whether it’s Earth or Mars is just a matter of time. VCU was a great place I could combine my childhood loves of space and medicine. A clerkship at NASA helped me find a way to fuse the two, and now I hope to specialize in fertility medicine as it relates to astronauts. My name is Brent Monseur, and thinking beyond the stratosphere is how I challenge the norm. VCU is where I make it real.


I’d always wanted to study medicine in an urban environment. VCU’s location in downtown Richmond and the diverse patient population were great for my needs. And when I looked to the stars and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came from NASA, everyone was supportive. Even if what I’m doing seemed crazy to them, everyone encouraged me to achieve.

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The faculty and students of the VCU School of Medicine were supportive beyond just my academic needs. They helped me make sure that I could work at nonprofits around the city and help those who might not have such easy access to health care, without interfering with my education. This was key because I want to help as many people as I can to be well.

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