Brevard College Students Receive Real-Life Advice – Brevard NC


November 14, 2016

Brevard College students interested in a profession in health care heard from local medical professionals at a recent panel organized by the college and the Board of Visitors. (Courtesy photo)

On Oct. 25, Brevard College's Office of Career Exploration & Development hosted a panel on campus for students interested in the health care field. The event was part of the office's Connect to Your Future program and co-hosted by the BC Board of Visitors.

"Connect To Your Future is an opportunity for pre-professional students in health-related fields to talk to professionals in their career paths," said Nacole Potts, director of Career Exploration & Development. "Through this personal connection, panelists will provide insight on the numerous careers they may pursue after graduation."

Panelist members included Aleece Fosnight, a physician assistant with Transylvania Regional Hospital; Dawn Rouse, owner and physical therapist with Perfect Balance Physical Therapy; Dr. Jeffrey Root, DDS, with Water Oak Dental; Dr. Mark Thompson, DVM, DAVBP, with Brevard Animal Hospital; Dr. Alexander Litaker, DPT, physical therapist with Perfect Balance Physical Therapy; and Dr. Timothy Shea, MD, with Brevard Family Practice.

Students expressed a great amount of curiosity as far as what majors make it in medical schools. While most of the panelists majored in biology, chemistry, exercise and health sciences, it was said that all majors make it in medical school, including English literature and dance majors.

"What did you guys do about debt and the possibility of not getting into medical school?" student Aleks Vrvilo asked the panelists.

Rouse told the group of about 24 students that they were asking the right questions.

"You might get rejected, but you just have to keep pushing until you make your dream come true," she said.

Litaker, a Brevard College graduate, said he got into physical therapy school two weeks before classes started.

"And once I found out, I packed up my things and went because that was what I wanted more than anything else," he said.

Students expressed a sense of relief after the panelists reassured them that time off is not a disadvantage, debt is not always a red flag and medical school is possible with ample amount of motivation.

"Medical school is an investment in yourself," Thompson said.


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