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Hometown Murfreesboro, TN.
Undergraduate School and Major Lee University, BS in Biochemistry
Specialty / Career Plans Undecided
Extracurricular Activities Volunteer at One Acre Cafe, Intramural sports (Flag football, ultimate frisbee, Single tennis, double tennis), Secretary of Internal Medicine Interest Group
Marital Status Single
Dr. Taylor Bailey, Anesthesiology
It all came down to interview day for me. The surroundings are beautiful, everyone I saw at the school was smiling (including the students!), and I felt comfortable asking any questions and getting an honest answer. Small class size is also very important to me because it gives me the opportunity to know my professors and classmates better. This is key to surviving your basic science years.
Being a Quillen Student
I don't have any family in the medical field, so I did not have a full understanding of the rigors of medical school and life in medicine in general. It is likely one of the most difficult tasks Ive ever taken on. Im studying more than I ever have in the past, learning more information than I ever thought possible, and preparing to take care of real people! All of this is enough to bring even the smartest student to their knees. However, Im not just a student; Im a QUILLEN student. I have resources to keep me sane, like Phil Steffey at the PARC House and caring faculty members like Dr. Thomas Kwasigroch who look out for me and make sure that Im doing ok emotionally. When I feel overwhelmed, I know my course directors are eagerly awaiting my email for help so that they can point me in the right direction and show me how to succeed in their course. Overall, yes, medical school is HARD. However, being a Quillen medical school student means that you have as much support as possible to make it through.
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