Aaron is a nutrition major with a concentration in human nutrition. Though he originally chose ASU because it was close to home, he had great experiences with the students, professions, and advisors.
He volunteers weekly at Phoenix Children's Hospital spending time with patients and their families in one of the playrooms. He also is an ASU Health Devil, a group of upperclassman who represent the Health Professions Advising Office through peer mentoring. Aaron is starting a pre-medical internship with Maricopa Integrated Health Systems through a class offered at ASU, BIO 390. The internship offers clinical experience throughout the semester along with preparation for applying to the professional school of your choice.
Aaron's advice for pre-health students: "Open up and get to know people. One of the most useful and enjoyable parts of college is meeting and working with others who have similar interests. Professors, in general, are surprisingly receptive to students who work hard and show interest in the subject. Relax. Putting in the effort and time needed to earn the grades you want is a given, but falling short of this goal for one introductory biology class is not the end of the world. Especially early in your college career, there is time to improve and there are resources available if you need help. Get a tutor or talk to an adviser. If you are not performing to the level you want then something needs to change."