I chose Stritch to be my home for the next four years because I appreciate its Jesuit values of service and holistic care, values that I deeply associate with the medical field. Furthermore, I enjoy the diverse and compassionate environment here at Loyola. From as early as the interview process, I received a vibe that the faculty truly cares for its students and wants to see us succeed (I still don’t understand how Matt from Admissions knew all of our names at orientation!). Through the various opportunities it offers its students, Loyola not only directs us to become great physicians but also encourages us to be well-rounded human beings.
Involvement in and out of School
I mentor local high school students interested in healthcare through the Proviso United with Loyola Students for Educational Enrichment (PULSE) program. I am also involved in Student Training in Approaches to Research (STAR) and International Service Immersion (ISI), a couple of the many great opportunities Stritch has to offer.
Coming into medical school, I was most interested in orthopedics. Three months later, emergency medicine and internal medicine have also gained my attention. Three months from now, I’ll probably change my mind. So I am undecided on a specialty, and I think that is one of the beauties of medicine! However, I do plan on serving a diverse patient population and incorporating international relief work in my career.