Success Stories

Name: Kristin Berretta
Where you're from: Montreal, Canada
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: I will graduate in December 2012. Program/concentration: Pre-Professional Masters of Medical Science
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: This pre-professional program is a very time consuming and challenging year, therefore, be prepared to devote yourself to the program. The program is an intensive year that, with dedication, will absolutely prepare you for health professional school.

Name: Steven Gunther
Where you're from: Venice, FL
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: 2010
Program/concentration: Molecular Medicine
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: Learn as much as you can. Whatever your plans are in the future, you’ll only be challenged more as you progress. If you enjoy what you are learning and you are curious about everything from the ‘big picture’ to the small details, you’re in the right place.

Name: Amber Heyna
Where you're from: Port St. Lucie, FL
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: 2012
Program/concentration: Medical Sciences Pre-Professional Program
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: DO IT!! It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Even if you have the MCAT score and the grades to get in to the school you want, I would highly recommend this program. Just imagine how many of us are already coming into medical school having taken most of these courses already. For most of us, we are in the top of our medical school classes!

Name: Josiah Hill
Where you're from: Denver, CO
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: 2012
Program/concentration: Pre-Professional Program (MSP3)
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: I would advise any future MS applicants that admission to and subsequent graduation from any master's program does not guarantee matriculation to medical school. It is ultimately up to you to perform very well in the program and show your passion and determination for wanting to get into medical school.

Name: Brad Miller
Where you're from: Weston, Florida
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: 2012
Program/concentration: Pre-Professional Program
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: 1. Reinvent yourself as a student and applicant learn new habits; disregard those that don’t work and perfect those that do. Branch out and expand your social and intellectual comfort zones. Set defined goals for yourself (eg. I want to be within 1 S.D. of the national averages in MCAT and GPA for matriculating medical students) 2. Don’t hold anything back; envision the student/applicant you wish to become and take every step and opportunity to embody that vision. Work harder than you think you are capable of, you will surprise yourself.

Name: Melissa Rosas
Where you're from: Temple Terrace, Florida
Year you graduated from the USF MCOM MS program: Graduated in August 2011
Program/concentration: Molecular Medicine
Advice for future USF MCOM MS applicants and/or students: My biggest advice is to not give up on your dreams. It may take a few tries to do what you want to do, but it will be worth it in the end. Be persistent, make connections, go out of your comfort zone, be patient, and don’t settle!