Kelly Nixon graduated in 2019 and is now a medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
When asked how UE had an impact on her career path, the faculty is the first thing she answered. “They are some of the most amazing and supportive individuals,” she said. Additionally, her classes challenged her to think critically and develop her problem-solving skills, which has been very beneficial in medical school and medical decision-making.
While at UE, Kelly studied multiple disciplines. In addition to biology, she pursued medical Spanish, which has been immensely beneficial in school. Now, she is the chair of a free medical clinic.
The medical school application process was long and stressful, but the biology faculty helped Kelly through it. “They were so supportive and I really don’t think I would have been as successful in the process without them,” she said.
Kelly encourages students to get to know the faculty and form relationships with them. “It is an amazing gift to be able to go to a school where the professors care about each and every student,” said Kelly. “Go to office hours and chat. Go to Big Teas. Get involved! This is not only a way to know faculty, but it’s a great way to come to know your classmates better.”