Culinary Arts student Nate Wood is a medical student producer on "The Dr. Oz Show."

Why an Aspiring Doctor Enrolled in Culinary Arts

Nathan Wood went to medical school and culinary school to effectively approach diet with his future patients in primary care.

A medical student producer for "The Dr. Oz Show," Nate Wood (Culinary, '18) combined his interests in media, food, medicine and cooking thanks to weekend class schedules at the Institute of Culinary Education.

In his first few years of medical school, Nate discovered the connection between disease prevention and diet and decided he wanted to help his future patients manage their health at home with healthy food. "I was going to be writing recipes and showing them how to cook in my office," he explains. "Then I was going to need to do something more... I needed some professional training." Watch Nate's journey from medicine to food to media.

Find the intersection of your career dreams and culinary aspirations at the Institute of Culinary Education.

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