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  • Majoring in Psychology While Playing Volleyball

     Jhonny updated 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Japo_Japo

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    September 22, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Jordan Cornwell, a med student at Kaiser Permanente’s Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in California, was a varsity volleyball player at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she embraced her time as both an athlete and a premed.

    Your sport is an activity that you are passionate about,” she says. “Embrace it as part of your premed journey, rather than thinking about it as inhibiting your journey to become a doctor.”

    Cornwell found time to shadow physicians at least a few times each semester throughout college, and shadowing was her introduction to several fields of medicine. Some of her favorite courses in college were not premed requirements. Taking classes like “Health and Illness” and “Race and Gender in American Film” changed her perspective on medicine and led her to major in psychology with a minor in anthropology.

    Cornwell also became efficient in her time management as a premed athlete, composing daily and weekly schedules. She advises aspiring premeds to “get good at focusing and being able to study anywhere. Take advantage of long bus rides and study in the hotel lobby before games, whether it’s watching a class video, reviewing flashcards or reading your textbook.”

    Reflecting on her time as a premed athlete, Cornwell advises future premed athletes: “It’s okay if you don’t line up (with) your friends’, teammates’ or other premeds’ timelines. Don’t feel pressure if other premeds are volunteering but you do not have enough time to volunteer because of your rigorous sports schedule. Remember, everyone’s path towards becoming a doctor is unique.”

  • Pernia

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    September 24, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Can we pursue psychology with other profession that is more like diversion from profession.

  • FateXD

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    September 25, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    These posts of you are really motivational. Keep it up.

  • Jhonny

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    September 26, 2021 at 4:53 am

    I have done Engineering while being champion at badminton and that is not really hard if you know proper time management.

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