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Video Profile: UM student prepares for medical school

George Cossar
Oxford Stories

University of Mississippi senior Tucker Davis is a double major studying biology and biochemistry who plans to become a doctor. But there’s a few things about the field of medicine he wishes he’d known earlier.

Davis has taken many biology and science classes he hopes will lead to a career as a cosmetic/facial reconstructive surgeon. He said these classes are very demanding and important. He plans to apply to medical school in the upcoming months and will take his MCAT in July of 2018.

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Tucker Davis.

Davis will complete his undergraduate career at the University of Mississippi in the Spring of 2018. He said many extracurricular clubs he is in at school and Greek life have helped build his resume and make connections.

He said many medical schools look for volunteer work on resumes. “Putting in all those hours is what the medical schools are looking for nowadays, and I love that,” he said.

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Davis and classmate look up materials for upcoming tests.

The advice he would give anyone with the same goals is volunteer as your schedule allows, and push yourself to the limit, because in the long run, it will all pay off.

“Hit the ground running,” he said.

Davis said getting a minor in something like a foreign language could help increase your chances of getting into a great medical school by setting yourself apart from the rest of the crowd.

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Davis explains to fellow classmate a Physics problem

Davis plans to apply to medical schools at Alabama, Ole Miss, Tulane, Florida, and many other prestigious programs. He has his heart set on orthopedic surgery and facial reconstruction.

“I’d really love to work reconstructive surgery for a long time,” he said, “being able to get the feel of the field and help those who are less fortunate, burn victims, and/or crash victims.”

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