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Program M.D. MD/MPH and Rural Track
Hometown Jackson, TN
Undergraduate School and Major
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Microbiology
Specialty / Career Plans
OSR, AMSA, Nutrition, Crossfit
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When I visited Quillen in summer of 2013, the lasting impression I recall is the noticeable familial atmosphere. I couldn't believe how evident it was when I talked to the students, faculty, and all of those involved with Quillen. I immediately knew after my summer internship in the Simulation Lab and with Rural Medical Services that it was the perfect place for me. Now having been a student here for one year, this sense of family has become increasingly apparent. In the most simple of phrases, it just felt like home.
Being a Quillen Student
Each day I look around at all my classmates and am in awe of how close we have become. The bonds you will form with your classmates are like no other, they will become your family. It is very important to me to have this type of support because without them, medical school would be much more difficult
Life Outside the Classroom
I stay active in the community and make sure I make time for my husband and myself. There are many ways to get involved in Quillen, but there are also great opportunities outside of Quillen that allow you to grow as a future physician. In addition, having a life outside the classroom helps you to take breaks from studying. Through Quillen I am involved in OSR, dragon boat, fundraisers and am the nutrition coordinator at Carver Rec after school program. Outside of Quillen, I am involved in CrossFit at Thunder Valley, have 2 Airedale terriers and enjoy cooking and gardening.
Living in Northeast Tennessee
I have lived in East Tennessee for a little over 7 years. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee and fell in love with the area. In addition, my husband is from Northeast Tennessee so it was an easy adjustment for the two of us. Having family close has been very helpful. Also, every time you drive to the hospital/medical school campus you see the mountains and all their beauty - it doesn't get much better than that
I took two years off school between undergrad and medical school. After I finished undergrad in 2012, I became a research coordinator at the University of Tennessee, was an ER scribe in Knoxville, TN then became a research coordinator in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University
Words of Wisdom
1. Don't give up what you love doing for medical school. You will have time outside of studying and you need something to allow you to decompress. There will always be material that you don't know, the important thing to remember is your mental health comes first.
2. Be yourself! Do not participate in activities just to boost your resume. Be unique, and do things you love doing. You will stand out in your interview if you are passionate about what is on your resume, rather than if you did something just to check a box. Best of luck and don't hesitate to contact me for questions!