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Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:44

Baker Prepared Student Well for Med School

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While her classmates spent the first few months of medical school pulling out their hair at library tables, highly stressed and heavily caffeinated, Megan Renehan was able to pause and smile and reflect on how she is well on her way to achieving her dreams.

“Baker more than prepared me for medical school,” the Baker University alumna (’10) said. “I feel as though Baker gave me a strong foundation in basic sciences, which made the first few months of medical school a little less rigorous.”

“I became very efficient with my time management and overall study skills, and I believe that has further contributed to my success in med school,” she said.

Renehan’s goals, like so many other altruistic Baker students, began with an inclination to help people. Personifying the University mission, Renehan said her motivation to study medicine developed from a story that hit close to home.

 “When my grandmother had surgery for breast cancer, her surgeon gave her a handmade card and another homemade gift,” she said. “The generosity and compassion of that act eased not only my grandmother, but also our entire family. That is the type of physician I want to be—to be able to comfort my patients and their loved ones.”

Baker provided Renehan with the perfect place to hone the interpersonal skills crucial to being a good physician. She credits the tight-knit community and her communication with faculty, staff, Board of Trustee members and other students as the driving force behind her early success. During her time here, Baker professors arranged for mock medical school interviews, premed panels and other resources that illustrate the University’s commitment to producing the best professionals.

To continue to enroll these types of talented, compassionate students, however, an upgrade in science and math facilities is necessary.

“New equipment and an overall nicer building would make the appeal of attending Baker even stronger,” Renehan said. “Coupled with small class sizes, the ability to interact with faculty one-on-one and improved lab supplies, potential science majors would view Baker as an even more competitive institution.”

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