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Rudolph Oxendine, Pre-Dental

This Pirate says shadowing was most beneficial to his acceptance to dental school. Shadowing allowed him to observe patient-dentist interactions and the compassion that is involved in the dental profession. This shadowing paid off because he will begin dental school this fall.

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pre-professional students.

Mary-Grace Kelly
Mary-Grace Kelly, Pre-OT

This future Occupational Therapist suggests pre-professional students enjoy their time in undergrad and get involved in organizations associated with their intended profession. She credits her involvement in organizations for providing shadowing and volunteering opportunities.

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Jessie Tucci-Herron, Pre-Med

This future doctor recommends taking time to prepare for the application process in advance and expose yourself to medicine. The application process can be extensive, so it is helpful to find people who are motivated and applying at the same time.

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students.

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Ryan Stitt, Pre-Dental

This pre-dental student encourages all pre-professional students to become involved in service and volunteering events as much as possible. Keeping a running log of his involvement was helpful when it came time to complete his dental school application. His involvement paid off, he will begin dental school this fall.

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Peri Ange, Pre-Dental

This future dentist recommends starting the application process early and becoming involved in organizations and volunteering. These experiences benefited her application and interviews, and is considered her most rewarding experience at ECU

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Halbert
Halbert Campbell, III - Pre-Dental

This Pirate says making check lists and working closely with the PPAC are what he did to work through the tedious application process for dental school. It must have helped because he begins his journey as a future dentist in the fall.

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pre-professional students.

Kate
Kate McPherson - Pre-Dental

This future dentist says preparing early, staying organized, and keeping a positive outlook helped her successfully navigate the pre-dental process. Take her advice to heart -- she's one of our most successful graduates.

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students.

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Fazillah Faiz - Physician Assistant Studies

This incoming PA student says her passion for primary care was reinforced while working in various clinics. Her favorite experience was working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) to gain direct patient contact hours, which is required by most PA programs. 

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pre-professional students.

John Suder
John Suder, Pre-Medical

This future doctor wants pre-professional students to realize the importance of being well-rounded and not getting "tunnel vision" as an undergraduate student.

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Kishan Darji
Kishan Darji, Pre-Med PCPS Participant

This Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program participant says going through a shadowing rotation helped open his eyes to additional areas of interest that he otherwise would not have known.

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