October 2020 News

Abigail Beckerdite

Name: Abigail Beckerdite Undergraduate university and year of graduation: University of Missouri-Columbia, 2020 Major: Biological Engineering Dental school and expected year of graduation: Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, 2024   What led to your interest in dentistry? I’ve always loved learning, science, health, and helping people. I knew from a young age I…

Thomas Cassimatis

Name: Thomas Cassimatis Undergraduate university and year of graduation: University of Missouri-Columbia, 2018 Major: Biological Sciences Medical school and expected year of graduation: The Ohio State College of Medicine, 2024   What led to your interest in medicine? I have been singularly interested in science since childhood, although my career ideas and goals from elementary…

Samantha Phillips

Name: Samantha Phillips Undergraduate university and year of graduation: University of Missouri-Columbia, 2020 Major: Biological Sciences and Psychology Medical school and expected year of graduation: California Health Sciences University, 2024   What led to your interest in medicine? My interest in medicine began around 10 years old. I certainly had a knack for science and…

Ali Farhadi

Name: Ali Farhadi Undergraduate university and year of graduation: University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019 Major: Biological Sciences Dental school and expected year of graduation: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 2023   What Led to your interest in dentistry? When I was thinking about what I wanted to do as a career back in high school, I…