Baker Proud Spring 2015 - (Page 8)
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Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke are prepared for med school after studying at Baker. The two seniors graduate in May.
Thirst for Knowledge
Outstanding students excel at preparing for med school
or generations Baker University has earned a
reputation for preparing students for med school.
Seventy-eight percent of the pre-med students
who apply to med school are accepted.
A trademark of Baker's liberal arts education, faculty
working closely with talented students, is a contributing factor. The small classes allow students to learn the
subjects, know their professors and explore more research
Past professors, such as Gene Nelson, Roger Boyd, BS
'69, Cal Cink and Milford White, connected with their
students. Current faculty members, including Darcy Russell, BS '80, professor of biology and chair of the biology
and chemistry department, continue the legacy and are
known to help students achieve their goals and follow
their passion toward a career in medicine.
Seniors Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke, both
scheduled to graduate in May, are the latest in the long
line of Baker students ready to embark on a science
career. Both were admitted in the fall as "early decision"
selections to the University of Kansas School of Medicine,
which requires the students to have high scores on the
MCAT as well as high grade-point averages.
"Brandon got involved in undergraduate research and
has published papers on his work," Russell notes. "Abbey
took advantage of a study abroad opportunity to learn
more about the medical system in the United Kingdom.
Both students demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a
curiosity about the world. Of course, it doesn't hurt that
they are both brilliant."
Shortly after graduating from Andover (Kan.) Central
High School near Wichita as a recipient of Baker University's prestigious Harter Scholarship, Abbey Elsbernd arrived
on the Baldwin City campus with plans to go on to medical
school after completing four years of undergraduate work.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baker Proud Spring 2015
Thirst for Knowledge
Finding His Calling
Let Thy Praises Ring
Anatomy of a Student
100th Doctoral Graduate
Baker Proud Spring 2015