Mike Rotstein, B.S. biological sciences ’11, is making an impact on the scientific world through his success in writing about the medical field. In this Alumni Spotlight, Mike reflects on his Chapman experience, including his favorite spot on campus, and offers advice on how to connect with professors while at Chapman.

Tell us about your career- what do you do on a day to day basis?
I just applied to medical school and I’m currently working on my third medical book.

What are your books primarily about?
I discuss the prevention techniques associated with venous issues and subsequent ways to avoid having the condition worsen. I also write about various medical techniques to treat veins that are superficial and causing swelling which would eventually lead to pulmonary edema.

What insight would you give to current students and alumni who are searching for employment?
Be patient and have your resume critiqued by another set of eyes.

What advice do you have for current students who want to make the most out of their time at Chapman?
Join clubs, be active on campus, and visit the surrounding sites!

From your time at Chapman, which faculty member(s) made the greatest impact on you and why?
There are a special few that have made a huge difference and a positive impact on my experience at Chapman:  Dr. Ed Dana, Dr. Anna Brownell, and Dr. Virginia Carson.

How has your Chapman degree helped you in your professional and personal life?
My degree in biological sciences will help me progress to medical school.

How were you involved on campus during your time as a Chapman student? (clubs, organizations, etc.)
I was involved in several science clubs such as AMSA (American Medical Student Association) and Global Medical Brigades.

What is your favorite Chapman memory?
Dr. Doetkott’s “mickey salute” as he entered our public speaking class.

What was your favorite spot on campus as a student?
I had this particular tree that I would sit under adjacent to the library.  It had so much shade!

Have you been involved with Chapman since graduating?
Emailing my professors, talking with new freshmen about my experiences and answering general questions they had about attending Chapman.

Explore and Connect Further:

 Mike Rotstein ’11: Then and Now

Mike stands wearing a white coat.


Mike and a group of students.