More than 1,000+ alumni are working in medicine and the health sciences -- including nursing, therapy, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, as well as physicians in all specialties.
|Steven Bachta, M.D. '03
Physician, Pediatric Hospitalist
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington
The process of being admitted into medical school is extremely stressful, requiring a high GPA and exceptional MCAT scores. Having the early admission program relieved much of that 'pre-med' academic pressure for Steven and allowed him to explore interests outside the classroom, like working in the sports training room and playing tennis.
|Valerie Cwik, M.D. '77
Medical Director and Executive Vice President of Research
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tucson, Arizona
The educational foundation that Valerie received at Knox, including critical thinking and writing skills, served her well at Rush Medical College in Chicago and set the stage for her research in neuromuscular disease and as the chief spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
|Kandy Sayrs, D.D.S. '82
A Galesburg native drawn to the medical field, Kandy knew about Knox's reputation of high acceptance rates into medical and dental schools before she applied. And while she knew she would be challenged by her professors, she also found in them a supportive family of professionals.
Other Health Science Fields
Public Health/Health Services
|Shaunak Mulani '12
Medical School Student
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Through the Knox-George Washington University Early Selection Program, Shaunak was offered admission to the school during his sophomore year. This gave him the freedom to pursue other interests, like Rotaract Club, varsity tennis, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club, SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee), and Knox Ambassadors.
Knox College students in the Alternatives to Consumerism class traveled in groups for a community action project that involved giving away LED light bulbs in exchange for traditional, incandescent bulbs.
Knox's new Creating Opportunities and Access in Science and Technology (COAST) initiative will offer academic and financial support to students planning on careers in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Capping off Earth Month, members of the Knox College and Galesburg community gather for a Day of Service and an Earth Day Festival featuring, music, art, and information focused on the environment.