1. What are you doing now?
I am currently enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. I will be earning a DO medical degree, and I am planning to practice as a geriatric psychiatrist.
2. How did UTM Psychology Program help you achieve what you have become?
The psychology department prepared me in many ways to get were I am today. In general, psychology has helped me better understand human behavior and will make me a better physician because of this. All of the psychology teachers and classes contributed to my success in their own way, whether it was my clinical experience with Dr. Buckelew, my understanding of experiments and statistics with Dr. MacKewn and Professor Johnson, or my foundation to the understanding of the human brain which was contributed to by all of the psychology teachers in a number of classes.
3. What advice would you give to students who are thinking about becoming UTM psychology majors?
Understanding psychology can help you in any field and many aspects of life. I will always be glad that I decided to double major as psychology and biology to get me to this point. For students who are already in the psychology department, I cannot stress enough how important it is to get involved with some type of clinical experience. You will be amazed by the amount of information you can absorb when being immersed in something you love.