Hello! My name is Jessica, and I have finally made it to my fourth year of medical school! (Praise God!) I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and am a Midwest girl through and through. Some of my proudest memories include my 3.5-week music and medicine mission trip to the Philippines, finishing my first 5K in my third year of medical school, and performing at Carnegie Hall with the Wind Symphony of my alma mater, Wright State University, where I earned my BS in Nursing and minored in Music. Medical school has been a thrilling ride to say the least, full of equal parts successes and learning experiences. I am so thankful to have made it to this point, and I look forward to sharing my experiences on this last leg before graduation!
Hello! My name is David Eng, and I am a third year medical student. I am the oldest of 10 homeschooled children, and I was homeschooled until I started college when I was 16. As a Southern CA native, I attended Fullerton College and CSU Fullerton as a biology major. Growing up, I read lots of missionary biographies and during college, I was able to go on multiple medical mission trips to Mexico and Honduras. These mission trips solidified my desire to pursue medicine, and after attending the past five Loma Linda University open houses and years of avidly following this blog, I realized that Loma Linda was the perfect medical school for me. Now, I am thrilled to be a medical student here and to be able to write for this amazing blog. In my limited spare time, I enjoy going on one-day mission trips, spending time with my family, and playing board games and sports. I hope my blog posts will encourage and enlighten you and most of all glorify God.
I’ve spent my life in northern California and Washington (for college at Walla Walla University). I took enough math classes to become an engineer and enough philosophy courses to become fascinated with it. Now I’m a second year medical student, most days, and hoping to enter practice with a bioethics degree. During a few free hours I can be found reading at local coffee shops, looking for dark chocolate, driving to the coast, or deciding between Thai food and burritos. I enjoy writing and hope my experiences will be helpful, encouraging, or at least relatable. Best of luck on your current project or studies. A lot of people feel the same way you do.
I’m a University of Michigan alumna (go blue!) with a degree in English. My dream is to become a family physician and work with immigrant populations. I love chocolate, acoustic music, and all things Disney. When not studying, you can catch me munching with friends, playing the piano, or napping almost anywhere. God has been my trusty travel companion on a rocky but fulfilling journey, and I hope you can see traces of His handiwork through my eyes. If you see me on campus, don’t be a stranger, and please say hi!
Hi, friends! My name is Allison Cool, and I am a third year medical student. From a young age growing up in Oregon, I have always had a thirst for adventure, challenge, and new experiences. It has been these desires that have fueled my love for exploring the great outdoors, long-distance running, cooking, and overseas missions. Throughout high school and undergrad, I struggled with knowing exactly what God wanted me to do with my life. After turning down several acceptances to nursing school, volunteering for nine months in Tanzania, and spending much time on my knees in prayer, it became evident that medicine is where I was being led. I am grateful for the companionship and guidance of my Heavenly Father through these seasons of uncertainty. I am excited for you to journey with me through this blog to see how He continues to provide through this adventure of medical school.
Hey y’all! My name is Meghan Dorrell and I am in my first year of the Pathologists’ Assistant Program! I am from North Carolina but grew up all over the United States because my dad was in the Navy. I graduated in 2014 from Wingate University as a Biology Major. I then taught high school chemistry for three years after graduating. I come from a family of five girls and I am an identical twin. The most important thing in my life is my faith. Some of the things I like to do in my spare time is go see a movie and hang out with my friends. I find joy in sharing my experience of school with others so hopefully you will find this blog helpful! A Pathologists’ Assistant is a job that most people do not know a lot about so I hope that you learn something about this amazing career while you read!