Student is the first to complete all of Meharry’s enrichment programs
Jordan Patrick, a biochemistry and molecular biology major at Belmont, spent the first six weeks of his summer enrolled in Meharry’s BS/MD program, an invitational experience designed to enrich knowledge in the sciences and expose students to the medical school environment. This summer is Partick’s third season in the program.
Interested in pursuing a career in anesthesiology, Patrick has spent the last few summers in the program taking courses that he would likely face in medical school including organic chemistry, microbiology and health profession terminology, among others. Additionally, students participate in informative seminars throughout the summer including Gross Anatomy Lab and Wound Suturing. For his third year, Patrick has primarily been devoted to MCAT preparation courses, personal statement prep and admissions / financial aid seminars.
For Patrick, the best part of the experience has been the ways he’s been able to significantly engage with medicine. Prior to his time in Meharry’s BS/MD program, Patrick completed two programs in high school and has consistently been encouraged to build relationships with current medical students and doctors. Following the end of this program, Patrick will have been involved in a Meharry program for five consecutive years, making him the first student to complete all enrichment programs offered by the College.
“I attribute much of my undergraduate matriculation to the BS/MD program,” Patrick said. “It has given me exposure to classes that I have excelled in while at Belmont. After this year, I will have enough preparation to make a good score on my MCAT and continue my journey to medical school.”