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David Hilmers talks about following his dreams

April 4, 2013

David Hilmers graduated from Cornell College in 1972, went into the Marines, and became an astronaut. He flew on four space shuttle missions, and after retiring became a physician.

Hilmers is an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine, a doctor, and works on global health. Each year he goes on four to six volunteer medical missions. He visited Cornell College April 2 and spoke about his experiences and how he followed his lifelong dream of becoming a physician.

For more information, please contact Cornell's Director of Media Relations

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