By Nick Sestanovich
How did you spend your summer? Did you go to the pool? Did you go on a trip? Did you spend some much-needed relaxation around the house?
You probably did any combination of the above plus some additional summer activities, but you probably did not spend your summer doing research at UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. However, Benicia High School senior Jason Own certainly did.This summer, UC Davis put on its Young Scholars Program where academically inclined sophomores and juniors take part in research in the fields of biological and natural sciences. The program is more than 50 years old and only accepts up to 40 advanced high schoolers. This year, Own was among them.
Own has had an interest in the medical field since a child, when he frequently visited hospitals as he was afflicted with iron deficiency anemia. Despite being a very difficult experience, Own took away from it a love of medicine.