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Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus

Emily Allen

Undergraduate Studies: BS in Biomedical Science, Auburn University  
“I chose to pursue osteopathic medicine because I truly believe that healing consists of the body, mind, and spirit.  Preventive medicine is crucial to our health as a whole.  Digging down to the root of the problem is much more efficient than just providing a quick fix for a patient.  The osteopathic medical field has been a great fit for me thus far, and I have learned not only about medicine, but also about how to interact with my patients in a compassionate and caring way.  VCOM-CC has provided me with the resources I need to succeed in the future and to be an outstanding physician.  Our weekly clinical rotations continue to remind me of why I am here and further reaffirm my choice to pursue a medical career.  Our systems-based curriculum has been a great way for me to learn all of the material thus far, and I feel that I have been prepared very well for what lies ahead.  I cannot wait to get started with my career!”