Every month, we’ll get to know one of the Student Tech Leads!

Conner Rath

Class of 2026/Tri-Cities


I volunteer at a kids camp each summer where my camp name is Neuron.

What’s your pre-med school technology background?

In college I was the one who would get up and help the teacher with their “tech” after seeing them struggle for too long. I also led mental health workshops on Zoom during the pandemic in college.

What’s your favorite app? 

Outlook: As a medical student, staying organized and on top of your schedule is essential to your success, and that is why I use Outlook. With its calendar feature, you can easily schedule your classes, exams, study sessions, and also set reminders and receive notifications so you don't miss anything important.

Additionally, it also allows you to share your calendar with your partner/family, so you can easily coordinate and plan your schedule with them.

What’s the best part about being a Student Tech Lead? 

The best part about being a Student Tech Lead is the opportunity to work closely with both students and professors, and to make a positive impact on the learning experience. Being able to introduce myself to each professor before class is a great way to build relationships with them. It's also a great way to understand their teaching style and to see how I can assist them in incorporating technology into their lessons. In addition, I also can work with other students any technical issues they may have.

How do you plan to incorporate technology into your practice as a physician? 

As a future physician, I believe we will begin to use an AI-powered diagnostic assistant in our practice. AI-powered diagnostic assistants can help analyze large amounts of data and identify patterns that are not visible to the human eye. This can help make more accurate diagnoses and develop more effective treatment plans.

Aside from technology, what do you nerd out over? 

Sports, specifically the Cougars, the Mariners, and the Seahawks. I am a huge fan of these teams and make sure to follow their games closely. I always have my car tuned into sports radio and try to watch most of their games, whether it's live or on television.

Another thing that I "nerd out" over is personal development. I am always looking for ways to improve myself and learn new things. I enjoy reading books and listening to podcasts on a wide variety of subjects, such as psychology, business, leadership, and personal growth.

What is your number 1 tech tip for med students or faculty?

My number one tech tip for med students or faculty is to learn how to use the control + F function on your computer! This way, you can quickly and easily search through all those dense medical journals and textbooks like First Aid to find the information you need, without having to waste precious time flipping through pages.

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