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Biology



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My name is Sarah Wilson and I am a senior at LMU.  I will graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in May, 2014.  As a prospective student, LMU offered me a combination of aspects I wanted in the college I chose: small class sizes, personable faculty and staff, strong academics, beautiful campus, small town atmosphere, and housing options far above those offered by other colleges. When I chose to attend LMU, I did not know that the school would build a state-of-the-art mathematics and sciences building to be finished as I was an upperclassman. It is exciting to be part of a growing campus that is becoming increasingly enjoyable every year I am here.       

My career goals after my undergraduate time at Lincoln Memorial University include first, graduate education, followed by a professional career in medicine. My goal during my undergraduate studies at LMU has been to prepare myself to be a competitive applicant for medical school in order to pursue graduate education. As of recently I have been accepted into medical school following my graduation from LMU. Medical school will allow me to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. My undergraduate biology major and chemistry minor prepared me for the entrance exam and pre-requisite courses for medical school admission, the next step in the process of my reaching my goal of being a physician.

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                My undergraduate studies at Lincoln Memorial University not only provided courses that allowed me to meet required standards for medical school admission and education in the sciences, but they also contributed to my growth as an individual and as a professional. My courses taken that are directly within my field of study, as well as the core curriculum courses have shaped me into a well-rounded individual, a much more polished version of me from when I graduated high school. The collegiate atmosphere provided by faculty allows growth and development to meet the standards expected in my future career. My professors have impacted the way I think, react, and communicate, preparing me for my career and life in general.
   
My favorite part of my education at Lincoln Memorial University is the faculty-student relationships I have formed during my time here and benefit from in the present. While I was at first mistakenly timid of my professors when I began college due to the change from high school, I have now realized the benefit and enjoyment that can come from building professional relationships with faculty of my major, in addition to faculty that are knowledgeable in other fields. Professors have always been very accessible in my experiences here, with many having an open door policy of communication. The ability to stop by a professor’s office without an appointment allows convenient and prompt resolution of any questions as a student in his or her course, as well as communication over other matters of academics. In my experience, communication with a professor solely based as a student in his or her class has often led to an association that lasts beyond the class’ duration and continues over matters of advisement in career goals, graduate education, and other related topics. The relationships I have established with faculty during my time here I can look forward to lasting many years past my graduation and into my career, as they continue to assist me with their wisdom and expertise.

If you are a student who is curious to see firsthand what LMU is all about, please visit us! Tour our beautiful campus, state-of-the art facilities and speak with additional students such as myself. To do so, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800.325.0900 ext. 6280. I look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!