How do you like medical school?
I'm so glad to be at the Brody School of Medicine, and so far it's been a great experience. Besides the great program and the enthusiastic faculty, I really enjoy the relatively smaller class size. This has given me the opportunity to get to know all my classmates. We all support each other and have a lot of fun together.
When did you know that you wanted to attend the Brody School of Medicine?
I took part in ECU’s summer program in the summer of 2006. I was here for about two months and through that program I was able to meet the faculty and get to know more about the school. I’m interested in primary care, and the Brody School of Medicine emphasizes that a great deal. It was a great way to see if a career in medicine is really what I wanted to pursue. I absolutely loved it.
Have you had any memorable experiences?
I took an anatomy lab last semester where I got to dissect a human cadaver. I had never done anything like that before, and I don’t think anyone else in the class had either. It was definitely a neat experience, but it was also humbling because these people were gracious enough to donate their bodies so that we could learn. We worked with the same cadaver for the entire semester, so we got to know our person really well. At the very end, we found out what the person died from and a little bit about them, like what they did for a living. It’s interesting because we were all trying amongst ourselves to determine what the cause of death might have been while we were studying them. So it was kind of neat to see if we were right or at least on the right track. And at the very end of the class we had a little memorial service for all of the people who donated their bodies, which I thought was a great idea because it let us show our appreciation.