Nick Semenza

Nick SemenzaClass of 2019

Major: Physiology and Neurobiology

Minor: Psychology

Studying at Drexel University College of Medicine MD Program

Q: What were some challenges you have faced along your healthcare journey so far, and how have you overcome them?

I entered UConn with the goal of completing my pre-med requirements and applying to medical school without taking a gap year. I also was determined to study abroad for a semester during my junior year. This meant I had to overcome the challenge of condensing all necessary academic requirements, including lab courses, into 3.5 years. I took advantage of office hours and older students' mentorship to support myself through these challenging academic years. Although it wasn't easy, it was definitely doable and I achieved my goal. I would encourage any pre-med students interested in studying abroad to consider doing so even though many people will tell you it is not possible.