Undergraduate college: Drexel University
Current year at KSUCPM: Class of 2020
What is your favorite class at KSUCPM and why?
Anatomy lab is currently my favorite class. This class gives me the opportunity to physically see, touch and dissect the human body. I consider dissecting to be a great teaching tool which provides a greater understanding of the human body as a whole.
How do you strike a balance between class work, studying, and social activities? Any suggestions for prospective students on building/maintaining a balance?
What has helped me strike a balance is creating and adhering to a strict study schedule but also creating time for my personal needs and hobbies. My suggestion for prospective students is to dedicate time to their personal lives in order to prevent burnout.
Do you have any ideas as to where you'd like to specialize (residency and beyond)?
I am currently interested in wound care.
What advice do you have for anyone considering podiatry school?
I advise prospective students to shadow as many Podiatrists as possible. Podiatry is a vast field and has a lot to offer. You are going to be making a lot of sacrifices as a medical student so be certain this is what you want to do.
What are some activities you are involved in at KSUCPM?
Podiatric Association for Diabetes (PAD), Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA) and American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
What do you enjoy most about KSUCPM?
KSUCPM creates a noncompetitive environment for its students. This provides a great opportunity to learn and ask for assistance when needed.
How did you hear about KSUCPM?
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine website. (www.aacpm.org)
Why did you choose to attend KSUCPM?
When interviewing with different schools, I found KSUCPM to be a perfect fit for me. The campus was beautiful, the faculty, staff and students were welcoming and it was close to home.
As a first-year student, what are some of the challenges you faced (if any) while transitioning into medical school?
My biggest challenge is time management. Medical school requires me to dedicate almost all of my time to studying. I have to study daily and it is a challenge creating personal time for myself.
Why do you like about being a KSUCPM Student?
As a KSUCPM student, I have the opportunity to learn from a wonderful group of faculty and students. Everyone is willing to help.
What advice would you offer to any prospective students wishing to attend KSUCPM who are in the current application process?
Apply early in the application cycle. DO NOT PROSCATINATE!
What is your favorite thing about Cleveland?
Two words, Lebron James!