Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate Studies: BS in Psychology, Southern Nazarene University
Graduate Studies: Certificate in Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
“Like many prospective medical students, I grew up aspiring to become a physician. Due to my rocky undergraduate performance, I believed it would never happen. After my son’s birth in 2008, I began to dream again. When he was five months old, I returned to school. After a lot of hard work and dedication, I was accepted to LMU-DCOM.
“For me, osteopathic medicine means a place where differences are valued. Patients are thought of as unique, whole beings. I love LMU-DCOM because the college practices what it preaches. The differences I bring as a nontraditional student are valued. I was more than an application and numbers; much like my patients will be more than history forms and lab values.
“In the future, I hope to practice in primary care and teach the next generation of osteopathic physicians. It is because of LMU-DCOM that my dreams will come true.”