Sarah Clark '17
Home town: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Why CSB/SJU? I chose to study pre-med in a liberal arts context because there is a lot more to medicine than science alone. It has given me the chance to explore other interests and gain exposure to different fields, which have broadened my perspectives of medicine. I also think it has made me more well-rounded.
Ben Hodapp '17
Major: Integrative Health Science
Home town: Duluth, Minnesota
Why CSB/SJU? With CSB/SJU's core curriculum rooted in the humanities and theology I believe all students are set up to succeed in their desired field. During my time here, I've had the opportunity to conduct research at Colorado University School of Medicine on interferon signaling and the role this plays in cancer development.
Home town: Rochester, Minnesota
Why CSB/SJU? I believe that being immersed in a well-rounded curriculum taught by excellent faculty leads to preparedness for anything, including medicine. Additionally, taking a variety of classes that demand more than a few good test scores has helped me tremendously. In some cases the most difficult classes are also the most helpful.
Emily Kiolbasa '17
Major: Biology with a Nutrition minor
Home town: Stillwater, Minnesota
Why CSB/SJU? I chose to study pre-med at a liberal arts college because I wanted to go to a small, personal school where I would have access to a wide variety of opportunities and be able to integrate myself into the campus community. Being able to learn about people and the world is just as important during the pre-med years as the basic science education, because it develops the backbone of a well-rounded and compassionate physician. I wanted to attend a Catholic college to continue my personal and spiritual development and set the stage for my development as a service-oriented physician who is strong in ethics and morals as well as sciences. Additionally, I wanted to be able to a have a relationship with my professors, which has been invaluable in my educational journey. Whenever I have a question, the professors are more than willing to set aside time to make sure that I understand the material. Finally, I have been able to participate in research since my first year, something that would never be possible at a larger institution.