In August 2011, VCOM admitted its ninth class on the Virginia Campus and the Inaugual class on the Carolinas Campus.
VCOM actively recruits a diverse student body to meet the health care needs of a multicultural society and the mission of the College. VCOM has focused on recruitment of students from the Appalachian region and from other rural areas with special emphasis on attracting minority and mission-minded candidates.
Class of 2015
VCOM- Virginia Campus
Hometown: Forest, Virginia
Undergraduate: Campbell University, BA International Relations and Spanish
Interests: Krav Maga, Traveling, Camping, Languages, Reading
Instead of trying to help someone solely combat a disease, osteopathic physicians try to help their patients become healthy individuals. This subtle but profound difference in osteopathic medicine is what drew me to it and will make osteopathic physicians the leaders in medicine during the 21st century.
Medicine encapsulates all of my interests. Being a person who loves interacting with others, solving problems, and understanding our world, medicine seemed to be a natural fit. Furthermore, it gives the personal satisfaction of me knowing that my work has a positive impact on my neighbors and community.In my spare time, I want to earn my black belt in Krav Maga, continue my skydiving training, and I plan to take up auto racing.