Preparation Pays Off
At Campbell, Carrie is president of the Student Government Association and is considering focusing her studies on maternal fetal medicine, pediatric surgery, or neonatology. “Something with babies!” she says.
“There is no sugar coating it, medical school is extremely difficult and exhausting. My first year went really well and Guilford prepared me beyond measure to tackle it. More specifically, the Chemistry Department gave me as much preparation as one could possibly have for medical school,” Carrie explains. “The first year is like drinking water out of a fire hose, but I survived! I chose this profession in hopes to fill gaps in our health-care system, which needs so much reform. I want to be able to provide adequate healthcare to all people, as I see it as a right, not a privilege.”
It’s a tall order, but Carrie has some experience with uphill battles. She advises current students take advantage of their four years at Guilford.
“Maximize the opportunities, prepare for the future, but allow yourself to breathe and have fun along the way,” she advises. “Undergrad is hard, but what comes next is even harder. Take those four years to really learn who you are and who you would like to be.”
Are you interested in a medical career? Schedule your personal visit to Guilford to learn more about Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences and how your professors can prepare you well for graduate school to become a doctor, physical therapist, physician assistant, dentist, veterinarian, and more.