Jordan R. Bilbrew | DO 2021
Why WesternU? That’s easy. We all know that age old question “If you were stranded on a deserted island what would you bring?”. Well, medical school can kind of feel that way sometimes. However, WesternU has an amazing faculty that has a way of choosing students who can contribute to the overall sense community. Imagine having built-in academic, moral, and social support on this deserted island scenario. I know, what else could you really need? I personally felt a bit isolated moving here from the east coast, but quickly began to feel like part of the Western family. I’m not sure I could get that experience just anywhere.
My favorite course this year happens to also have been the hardest class for me: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Medicine (MCBM). This class really challenged me to dig deep and learn about myself. There was just so much content and I felt so overwhelmed, so I leaned on my faculty and student body. They gave me the support, resources, and courage to continue working towards my goals no matter how discouraged I feel. I’m so grateful.