College of General Studies

Trevor Hyland, BS Natural Sciences

Trevor Hyland, BS Natural Sciences

Trevor Hyland is a recent graduate of the College of General Studies who studied Natural Sciences with a focus on Pre-Medicine. With five consecutive semesters on the Dean's List, and a mile long list of experiences and achievements, Hyland is on his way to being a successful physician. Being a non-traditional student, Trevor had to balance life and his academics, but was able to successfully complete his Bachelor of Science degree in December 2015.

Trevor presented research projects for the Honors Organic Chemistry lab, participated in symposiums for the Biology department and University Honors College, and presented a research project along with a graduate student partner in Dr. Jonathan Pruitt's lab. He is also the second author on a publication for the Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology field.

In addition to his academic achievements, Trevor volunteered for UPMC, Hope Day of Giving, Hope Day of Service/Comcast Cares Day, In Service of Seniors, and for Investing Now through Swanson School of Engineering. He worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Biology department, a Chemistry Peer Review leader for the Academic Resource Center, a Nursing Chemistry laboratory instructor/recitation leader, Newsletter editor for the American Chemical Society at Pitt, and an undergraduate mentor for the Pre-Medicine Organization for Minority Students.

His achievements thus far only propels his future endeavors to do more volunteering, research experience, community service and more. His main goal is to become a great doctor who treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. He wants to practice patient-focused medicine and allow his patients to feel like they have a voice.