University: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Major: Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
Professional Interests/Goals: I am interested in advocating for my patients and profession in health policy and the state and national level. I am also very interested in gastroenterology and how to set my patients up for success with their microbiome.
The AHEC Scholar program is important because…it helps to show the gap in my education and allows me to prioritize seeing my patient holistically. I think the program helps to layer my osteopathic education in a very complementary way and I am learning a lot for my future patients.
Fun Fact: I am serving in the DO National Student Government, the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, as our Legislative Affairs Representative! It affords me a lot of opportunities to advocate for the profession, patients, and our future osteopathic physicians.