Major at SMCM: Biology
Year of graduation from SMCM: 2010
Year of entrance to professional school: 2010
Professional school: University of Maryland Dental School
Professional Field: Dentistry
The expectations of SMCM professors presented a challenge that helped to prepare me for the challenge of professional school courses.
Being able to have a close relationship with professors and classmates was the most influential aspect of St. Mary's. Guidance and advice from both were incredibly important to me. Most professional schools are 150 or fewer students, so being able to have close relationships at SMCM was useful for learning interactions with the professors/students at UMB.
HSAC was great for practicing interviews and learning more about what is expected of you for realistic chances of getting into the professional program you choose.
Get experience - try to shadow a doctor/dentist/nurse/vet or work in a hospital. It is extremely important for your application, interview and, above all, for yourself to determine if this is the profession for you!
Be sure that you chose a career that suits the lifestyle you seek. Do what will make you happy :)