“I knew North Central was research-heavy and had connections to other places and opportunities but didn’t know much more,” says Brittany, a transfer student.
She was quick to get involved, however, in research and student organizations. During summers and D-Term, Brittany conducted research with a biology professor and presented her work at a national conference. She also served as an officer in the student-run Pre-Health Organization and as historian for the biology honor society Beta Beta Beta. She mentored other biology students and worked as a lab assistant in science classes.
Her goal after North Central was to pursue a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree and she’s enrolled at Des Moines University, a medical school in Iowa.
“I definitely feel prepared. They say medical school is fast-paced, but the sciences at North Central are already fast-paced. I’m not worried.”