On Tuesday morning, October 19th, the Mike Neus ‘80 Institute for Character & Citizenship was pleased to host a special program welcoming our 2021 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Marc Milia ’89, to campus for a meeting with the Brother Rice Medical Club for an interactive discussion on Sports Medicine and the role doctors and the medical community play as civic leaders and engaged citizens.
Dr. Milia is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in shoulder and sports medicine surgery. He shared his latest surgeries, presented new technology used in orthopedic surgery, and discussed the ways members of the medical profession serve the community as a whole. In answering student questions, Dr Milia reflected upon his Brother Rice experience and how it prepared him for college studies in pre-med at a time when he was balancing his D1 athletic schedule; ultimately preparing him well for the rigors of medical school. He also spoke about the rewarding civic aspect of his profession, pointing out that “Improving the quality of life of my patients is a tremendously satisfying experience.”
Programs presented through the Mike Neus ’80 Institute for Character & Citizenship are designed to engage students in experiential learning opportunities across multiple professions. Offerings sponsored by the Brother Rice Medical Club provide students with an opportunity to meet medical professionals and learn about various specialties as they progress toward their goal of pursuing a future in medicine. In doing so, students now are empowered to more fully understand both the realities of the educational commitment involved and the rewards of being civic leaders and active citizens serving others through the medical profession.
We are most grateful to Dr. Milia for taking time out of his busy schedule to present an impactful program for our students.
Brother Rice High School is a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School and ranked the #1 Catholic High School in Michigan. A proud private educational institution located in Bloomfield Hills.