Mark Rudolph

Mark Rudolph

Clinical Instructor - GME

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
My morning work routine at the hostel was simple—wake up, prepare breakfast for the guests, run the check-out, clean showers, change bedding. The work itself wasn’t the most interesting but I enjoy reflecting on the people that journeyed through that hostel. Prior to starting medical school, I spent six months in South America with the goal of meeting new people, experiencing a different way of life and improving my Spanish language fluency. I found work through “Workaway,” a website linking travelers with businesses and families who needed an extra pair of hands. Eventually I found myself in Valparaiso, Chile at this hostel run entirely by volunteers. In exchange for several hours of work each day, we were provided a bed and a meal. While my goals were clear to me, it was hard for some to understand why I chose to spend six months living out of a backpack, bunking with strangers and working odd jobs in hostels, homes and schools. My motivation can be best explained with one word—curiosity. I find it humorous that the motivation that drove me to explore life in the southern hemisphere is also what leads me to pursue a career in Internal Medicine.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
I found Cincinnati’s Long Block to be innovative—everything about the program was incredibly thought out. The culture was one where I felt I could learn in supportive environment with residents who were genuinely happy. There was a palpable focus on teaching and learning.


MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Contact Information

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267