Kendall Smith

  • Class of 2017, BA Chemistry, Spanish minor

What have you been up to since graduation?

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Class of 2022 

How has being a graduate of Miami Chemistry and Biochemistry helped your career?

It was very helpful to have such a strong chemistry background while studying for the MCAT and in the molecular courses of medical school. I also still refer back to my senior capstone project on antibiotic resistance for information.

Any advice for those who would like to have a career in science and who are considering a chemistry or biochemistry major?

I would say to just be sure to choose a major that you really enjoy. Though most pre-med students major in biology, I chose chemistry because it's interesting to me and I liked the career options it provided me if medical school didn't work out.