Microbiology mainly focuses on bacteria that cause diseases, and it's the primary science in preventative medicine because of its dedication to vaccines and antibiotics. I found learning how bacteria grow is the best way to be able to combat them. It's more than just learning the human body, it's learning the pathogens that infect it. I think that's a very important part of being a scientist — it's learning more about diseases and how they can be stopped.
The Mallory-Wilson Center in the College of Arts and Science provides resources, information, and support that enable students to make informed decisions regarding the issues facing today's healthcare professionals. Programs and services include the Premedical Co-Major, Premedical Living Learning Community, internships, and scholarships.