Nov. 12 the Pre-Medical Club held a dinner with doctors to give students a chance to mingle with practicing physicians from the community. Four local doctors were invited to the dinner, held in the Timpanogos room of the library and about 25 pre-med students attended.
Representatives from Kaplan addressed the group, offering students help preparing for the MCAT exam. Doctors were seated at each table, allowing the students an intimate setting to talk to a professional about their chosen career while everyone ate.
“This is the first time the Pre-Med Club has done something like this,” says Kevin Brown, president of the club. He says the mission of the event is twofold, to let students interact with physicians in the community, and also to give the doctors an opportunity to see the quality of students at our school and what the pre-med program here is all about.
After the dinner, the four doctors held a question and answer period in which all of the physicians emphasized how important it is for students to find a specialty they will enjoy doing for a long time.
“There’s a great huge world out there of things to choose from, you will find an area of medicine that just jazzes you up,” said Dr. Nicole Clark, M.D., Family Medicine Doctor for IHC.
“Live your life so that when you enter medical school, you’re committed, full force,” said Clark.
Dr. Michael Abrams, M.D., a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Excel Eye Center, agreed saying that medical schools are looking for interesting, well-rounded individuals.
“Do something fascinating,” Abrams said, “and chances are it’s going to help you on your application to medical school.”