Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School
The top three reasons I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus (in no particular order) are: The geography of the Duluth Area is absolutely beautiful and there is always something to do. The University of Minnesota has a strong academic reputation and this is reflected in the systems-based curriculum, it also provides early clinical exposure that is unique among other medical schools. Finally, the small class size creates a tight-knit community not only between students but also professors.
During undergrad, I worked in an organic chemistry lab for one semester and a biochemistry lab for two semesters. Now in medical school, I am working under one of the professors in a virology lab.
Med-Peds, Family Medicine, Public Health, Internal Medicine
During undergrad, I volunteered for several youth groups and tutored at various places before taking my gap-year as an AmeriCorps member. As a medical student, my consistent involvement outside the classroom is still mostly academic, such as assisting to lead the Internal Medicine Interest Group.
The College of St. Scholastica
Deer River, MN
Writing and performing music. Athletic activities of any sort.