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Olivia R Tighe

M.D. Class of 2019

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida

Olivia Tighe graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2013 with a degree in health sciences. During her undergraduate education she was involved with UF premed AMSA and Dance Marathon, serving in various leadership positions throughout the years. While in school she was a TA for organic chemistry and later became a private tutor for the subject. After graduation Olivia worked as an ophthalmic technician in Gainesville for a year and a half, and then worked as an AVID tutor in a rural community close to her home for the five months before starting medical school. She decided she wanted to study medicine in seventh grade, when her best friend’s infant cousin lost his battle with leukemia, but caring for patients in the clinical setting solidified her desire. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading, watching Netflix, baking, lifting weights, hiking, meeting new people and spending time with friends.