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Why I chose SLU

We asked SLU alumni: "Why did you choose SLU to start your pursuit of a health career?"

"When shopping for colleges, I hoped to pursue a career in healthcare but at the time was uncertain which profession fit best. SLU allowed me the opportunity to discover my path and “best fit” through its diverse learning opportunities. During my four years, I was able to study abroad in a medical practice and policy program, take a wide variety of biology and liberal arts courses, participate in extracurriculars, and carry out senior research. I graduated from SLU a well-rounded student, prepared to take on an accelerated nursing program." 

--Emily Riley '12  BSN, RN (currently  enrolled full-time at Vanderbilt University in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program)

 

"I knew as soon as I stepped foot on the SLU campus that it was the right place for me. I appreciated a smaller school because I could create better relationships with my professors than if I had attended a larger school. Personally, I learn better in smaller class sizes and where I feel comfortable asking a lot of questions, so SLU was the perfect place for me to start my pursuit of a health career."

--Hannah Jones '19 (currently a 2nd year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of New England)

 

"I initially didn’t know I wanted to pursue a health career, but it really worked out when I eventually learned I wanted to go to med school because SLU is so tight-knit and personal—the amount of help and support from faculty is always there to help get you to where you want to go. Because the size is small enough, there are great academic resources and classes to utilize that gave me great opportunities and experiences that propelled me further into the field of medicine." 

--Colin Hart '19  (currently a 2nd year medical student at UMASS in the PURCH (Population based, Urban, Rural and Community Health) program)

 

"In high school, I wasn't sure what branch of medicine I wanted to go into. St. Lawrence allowed me the flexibility to explore many options and get exposure in a variety of fields while also fulfilling the prerequisites for multiple graduate programs. In addition, I got the chance to get close with professors who both provided an incredible education and cared about my success." 

--Jenna Buckleitner '17 (currently a 1st year student medical student at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Utah)

 

"Even though St. Lawrence was liberal arts college, the university demonstrated clear investments in their science departments. When I applied to SLU the Johnson Hall of Science was only a few years old and the science faculty had already built a strong reputation for close mentorships with their students. I knew I could get a high-quality education on the fundamentals of health science at SLU with plenty of access to faculty for both career guidance and research opportunities."

--Gary Gilmond '12 MD (currently an Adult Primary Care Physician with the University of Vermont Health Network)