Student Spotlight

Current and former students talk about the Mallory-Wilson Center, their study abroad experiences and internships, life at Miami, and more. Many offer useful advice to Miami students in general and pre-med students in particular.

Morgan Nguyen

(Class of 2018)

photo of Morgan NguyenI only had Dr. [David] Pennock once in a seminar class, but as the director of the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, he has been very helpful as my premed advisor. He has assuaged my worries by offering me confidential and calming advice about my interest in attending medical school after graduation. His premedical seminar helps you get acquainted with the nitty-gritty of applying to medical school.

See what Morgan had to say about her service learning experiences with the Scholar Leader Community program.

Tiffany Campbell

(Class of 2018)

photo of Tiffany CampbellMost recently, I did a 10-week summer internship through the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education to do neurosurgery research and shadowing at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. I shadowed a neurosurgeon, Dr. Sudhakar Vadivelu, over the entire summer and worked on clinical research projects with him. This has been one of my favorite college experiences, and I'm actually still working there once a week, developing some manuscripts for publication, and I delivered a conference talk in DC in October!

See what Tiffany had to say about her Miami experiences and her undergraduate research.

Hannah Jennings

(Class of 2017)

photo of Hannah JenningsRegarding the academic side of things, Dr. David Pennock in the Mallory Wilson Center for Healthcare Education has been a huge help as a premedical advisor. He wrote me a med school letter of recommendation, and I'm able to ask him about anything I have questions about. This helped me prepare for the MCAT exam in January 2016, in which I scored in the 90th percentile!

Read what Hannah had to say about her marine conservation studies in the Bahamas and her career options.

Zaheer Choudhury

(Class of 2018)

photo of Zaheer ChoudhuryMy microbiology major, premedical studies co-major, and especially my global health minor have shown me a lot about why certain medical interventions that were supposed to work actually failed. Beyond the medical explanations, there are also a lot of different anthropological and psychological underpinnings associated with the global health minor that have helped explain this issue.

Read what Zaheer had to say about his academic career and his participation in student organizations.

Joseph Miller

(Class of 2018)

photo of Joseph MillerI love that most of my classes build on each other and that I get to be in the same science classes as other biology/pre-­med students that I lived with freshman year. It has definitely helped with learning the material and making the major much more fun. The collaboration that occurs between me and other biology majors helps prepare us for our future because we often think about topics in different ways.

Read what Joseph had to say about his extracurricular activities and his undergraduate research.

Neena Patel

(Class of 2016)

photo of Neena PatelI'm confident that my Microbiology major and Premedical Studies co-major have given me a strong foundation for a career in medicine. Miami has done a fantastic job with not only helping me understand and interact with complex subjects, but also in giving me opportunities beyond the classroom to apply my knowledge in different ways!

Read what Neena had to say about her microbiology research on HIV and AIDS and her extracurricular activities.

Jessica Walpole

(Class of 2015)

photo of Jessica WalpoleWhen I came to visit Miami for the first time, it was the only school that felt like home. I noticed that the students seemed happy, involved, and wanted to be here. Miami’s high emphasis on academics was exactly what I was looking for, and it’s hard to beat #2 nationwide in undergraduate teaching!

Read what Jessica had to say about her undergraduate research experiences and her extracurricular activities.