Name: Sammy King, She/Her/Hers, MS4
What aspects of the curriculum at University of Minnesota Medical School are your favorite?
The push towards DEI at the University of Minnesota is definitely my favorite aspect of the curriculum. The University of Minnesota Medical School is always looking for feedback on how to improve the curriculum directly from the students, and they actually listen to that feedback. You truly feel like an integral part of the medical school community as a student in the program.
What are your favorite things to do in Minnesota/Twin Cities area?
My favorite things to do in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area are taking my dog to all the local breweries, exploring the vast diversity of restaurants and coffee shops, hiking in the plethora of state parks, kayaking, snowboarding, and going to listen to live local music.
What are three adjectives you would use to describe your classmates?
Hardworking, dependable, ambitious
What is one of your future goals as a physician?
Partaking in mission trips has always been a goal of mine, but I have never had the funds to support this endeavor. That being said, I would love to do overseas mission trips as well as set up a scholarship fund at my undergraduate university (UW-Stout, a D3 school in Wisconsin) for a softball student athlete in need of funding for spring training costs.