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Seth Hawkins ’93

Seth Hawkins ’93 did not actually have to leap tall buildings or jump off cliffs in order to be officially declared a hero. But he does help oversee the EMS team whose territory includes the “deepest gorge east of the Rockies.” He also founded the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. Hawkins, who practices in Morganton, North Carolina—in the foothills of the Smokies—was honored this week as a Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The college called him a “true pioneer” of the medical specialty of caring for the sick and injured in places no ambulance can reach. Hawkins says it was Yale’s Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trips (FOOT) that helped set him on his career trail.

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