University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate Studies: BS in Psychology, University of Kentucky
“As an undergraduate student, I knew my future would soon be in medicine. I searched for a school that would offer all the principles and practices I felt were important in patient care.
“Before attending KYCOM, I knew little about the osteopathic profession. I had only ever been to MDs throughout my life. While researching osteopathic medicine after shadowing a DO, I soon discovered a profession that met my core values in patient care.
“While interviewing at KYCOM, I discovered first-hand the warmth of the staff, the excitement for building young minds, and the "family" atmosphere between students and staff.
“KYCOM has helped shape my philosophy into approaching a patient with a holistic frame of mind. The professors have stressed the importance of giving patients options in treatment, emphasizing overall quality in patient care, and the need for physicians in the Appalachian area.”