So, I'm finally ready to leave Judson..I've been accepted to the University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP)! In the coming school year, I will be at the University of Alabama getting a General Studies in Human Environmental Sciences Masters degree with a Rural Community Health specialization. I have automatic acceptance to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School following my masters.
I came to Judson just taking courses that interested me. When I signed up for my first course, I didn't even have a major or minor in mind! My professors at Judson not only taught me well so that I could do well on my MCAT, but gave career advice when I was starting out and helped me to recognize my priorities. After narrowing my career focus, I ended up in rural medicine. Suddenly, I felt like I'd found a fit!
I hope that you prospective students who have read my blog will see that Judson was a homey place for me and helped me find my best self. If you're a smart and hard working student, professors will notice and reward you. You won't just be a number in a crowd. Chances are that by the end of your first semester, professors not only will know your name - first and last - but also your hometown, your interests, your activities on campus, tidbits of information about your family, and stories from your past. I'm glad that I chose Judson. I hope that you will too.
If I can give any help or advice about summer programs, volunteer opportunities, or premed advice from a student's perspective, you can add me on Facebook. I'm listed as Caroline Rankin Price. If you do, just send a message with your friend request so that I know who you are!
Goodbye and good luck!