MSBS Class of 2022
Hometown: Zachary, Louisiana
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am from a fairly small town outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I love to dance and watch football. I also have a pomsky named Princeton who keeps me busy. For my undergraduate studies, I attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where I earned my BS in Forensic Anthropology in 2021. Sic' Em Bears!
What initially brought you to RVU? Why did you decided to pursue this degree?
Upon graduating from Baylor, my MCAT was not the best. I knew that I needed to work on improving my score; however, I did not want to take a gap year. I knew that attending a post baccalaureate program was a great option to improve as a student without taking a gap. I chose RVU because of the supportive atmosphere, as well as the many resources available to all students. I appreciated how the school focused on the student overall, regardless of their test scores. The faculty works diligently to make all students feel comfortable, while simultaneously preparing them for the rigors of many healthcare professions.
What do you enjoy doing when not at RVU (family life, interests and hobbies)?
When I am not studying, I enjoy dancing, running, and drawing. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and experiencing different parts of the world.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given by a professor or student while at RVU?
Make an organized schedule. You will be surprised how much more you are able to accomplish when you have a set schedule.
What are your medical interests?
My medical interests include cardiology, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.
What is your favorite memory of being at RVU?
My favorite memory from being in RVU so far is the community service project that we had to do for medical humanities. We went to Denver to help with COVID vaccines given to the community. It was a great way to help the community and represent RVU in ways other than academia.
What advice do you have for incoming MSBS students?
My advice is to come into this program with an open mind. Know that this program is challenging and the strategies used in undergrad may or may not suffice for this program, but it will prepare you for your future healthcare endeavors. You will succeed if you work hard and believe that you are here for a reason.
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