One of the great advantages of the Biomedical Sciences MS, Medical Sciences Emphasis program (Med. Sci.) is that students typically feel very well prepared for their courses if they continue on to medical school. This provides them with the confidence to take on leadership roles with their peers. This year, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) Class of 2020 elected Preeya Shah, MS, to the role of President, and Dakota T. May, MS, will be Vice President. Both are graduates of the Med. Sci. program.
May noted, “The Biomedical Sciences Program provided me with the assurance to know that I could tackle medical school curriculum while taking on the role of Vice President for the class of 2020. Exposure to the same material and a revolving relationship with the faculty allowed for me to be comfortable and confident in taking it upon myself to be a leader and a responsible student.”
“Our two year journey completing the Biomedical Sciences Master Program has played an invaluable role in our preparation as first year medical students. Along with course exposure, we were given the opportunity to adapt and expand our methods of studying within the integrated curriculum. Additionally, we were able to build strong networks amongst students, faculty, and other members within Marshall’s community to prepare us for this next chapter in our journey,” added Shah.
Previous Med. Sci. students who were recently elected to Class President: Arron Dom, MD, Class of 2015; Matt Snyder, MS, Class of 2016; Michelle Studeny, Class of 2017; and Brad Gillon, Class of 2018.
For more about these students, please see We Are…Bridging Medicine and Science V. 1, N.4, page 12 here: