Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A great place to discover a new you

Many of our students share a common ingredient for success: a willingness to take on challenges. Brooke Shannon is one of these high-achieving Huskies among the Class of 2014 who will soon be walking across the stage at commencement.

Since coming to campus, this chemistry major from Harrisburg has not only forged a love for her academic discipline but has discovered a future in medicine. Bloomsburg prepares students for medical school.

Through our Accelerated Bloomsburg-PCOM Physician Preparation Program, students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Doctor of Osteopathy by spending either:
  • three years at Bloomsburg University plus four years at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 
  • or four years at Bloomsburg plus four years at PCOM
It’s a great way to get a head start on graduate school, as well as limit the amount of medical school loans you may face with other traditional options. Brooke’s path to medical school has been facilitated by many of the advantages Bloomsburg University offers to all of its students, pre-med or not.
  • Dedicated teacher-scholar faculty 
  • Small student-to-faculty ratio which allow students to develop relationships that promote learning outside of the classroom 
  • Hands-on experience with research that developed a sense of pride, responsibility and independence not achievable in the classroom alone
Although personal to Brooke, her story is not unique. Each graduating class has hundreds of Huskies who discover a new side of themselves during their time on campus, then take on the challenge to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Some of them follow a path to medical school similar to Brooke’s. Just ask Dr. Tracey Dechert ’88, who played an integral role in the emergency medical response last year at the Boston Marathon bombing.

Soon, we’ll confer nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each graduate has an individual story, but most share similarities with the journeys of Brooke and Tracey. Each story demonstrates how Bloomsburg enhances academic excellence while developing individuals to be contributing citizens.

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