A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Pavel Goncharuk

Undergraduate Studies: BS in Life Science, University of Portland
“Osteopathic medicine is an ideal fit for me because its philosophy perfectly aligns with my cultural perspective. I don’t want to simply treat symptoms; I want to treat the person as a whole, and to find the root of the problem. I chose ATSU-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona because of its unique curriculum and teaching model. We utilize a scheme  presentation model to help us learn. I truly believe this is a very well-integrated and logical method of teaching, as we have the opportunity to learn about each clinical presentation, the underlying pathology and treatment methods – all within the same block. I am also very excited about my second year because I will be going back to my hometown, where I will have the opportunity to further develop my clinical skills by seeing patients in clinics. ATSU-SOMA is preparing me to become a very competent healer in whichever field of medicine I will eventually choose to pursue.”