Brett Norling- 2021 Climb4KC Scholar

I grew up west of Minneapolis, MN, and completed my undergraduate degree at Bethel University in biochemistry. I completed research on heart valve biomaterials and worked as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department during college, both of which confirmed my suspicion that the medical field is for me. That suspicion began as a high schooler after shadowing the orthopedic surgeon who repaired my thumb following a football injury. I took interest in urology after learning about the intricacies of its surgical practice, as well as how meaningful it can be to work with older men and women to help restore quality of life through the various approaches within the field of urology. I spend most of my free time with my wife and family, serving at church, and out on the lake. Wakesurfing is a passion of mine, but I surfed in the ocean for the first time this past year and realized I was a surf bum in another life.