Meet Our Students: Betsy L.

Betsy L.Hometown: Evanston, Illinois

Major: Biomedical Sciences 

Special admission program:
Physician Assistant Studies 

Expected graduation year: Biomedical Sciences 2024, Physician Assistant Studies 2025 

Activities/Involvement: Core Honors Program, Pre-PA club, Biomedical Sciences Student Association, Teaching Assistant for BISC 1001, Club Field Hockey, volunteering at Aurora Sinai hospital and Summit Tutoring.  

Career goals: As a future PA, I aspire to work collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team and develop my skills in a variety of specialties. I hope to connect with patients as genuinely as I can and put into practice the value of cura personalis (caring for the whole person) that was instilled in me as a student at Marquette. I hope to one day work in as the oncology field as my older sister does and make an impact on patients, their families, and the research of the field too. 

Why did you choose the College of Health Sciences at Marquette? I chose the College of Health Sciences at Marquette because the faculty and upperclassmen truly prioritize making students feel that they are part of a community. I felt so supported by my peers and the older students that I looked up to, as well as the faculty, throughout my undergraduate experience. The biomedical sciences major that Marquette offers is rare and such a unique opportunity to take part in various research labs, the cadaver lab, student clubs, and so much more. I felt very prepared when beginning PA school and lucky to have connected with so many people in CHS. 

How did you pick your major/program? In high school, I began to look into different healthcare professions as I had really grown to love science and had relatives in the medical field. I knew that PA was a profession quickly rising in popularity and AAPA was taking huge steps to further advocate for PAs role in medicine. I toured Marquette’s College of Health Sciences and really fell in love with the tight biomedical sciences program and opportunities that the major had for undergraduates. The idea of the accelerated PA program that Marquette offers to juniors in the BISC major also showed me how much the major supported their students and worked with them to find the right healthcare career. 

What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is definitely the quad space in front of Lalumiere. In the fall and late spring, I love to eat lunch on a picnic table with my friends and take a break from studying.  

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