WSCC Students Head to Medical School
Students who transfer course credits from Washington State Community College (WSCC) discover that their college experience, combined with great opportunities, helps them to succeed at a four-year or graduate-level university.
Current student, Jordan Lockhart, and 2011 graduate, Bradley Ullman, are continuing their education from Washington State with the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). Entrance into NEOUCOM is a prestigious opportunity; the school accepts average ACT scores of 30-32 and students generally rank within the top eight percent of their high school class.
WSCC Arts and Sciences Dean Nenna Davis comments on the array of options that exist, when transferring to and from Washington State, “The College provides educational opportunities to our students through a seamless transition from high school to community college to four year college/university to lifelong learning.”
Ullman was a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) student from Warren High School and graduated from Washington State last June. Already accepted into the medical school before graduation, Ullman says he started summer classes at NEOUCOM during spring finals week at Washington State.
“I was able to jump right into an organic chemistry class, and with science lab experience from multiple classes at Washington State, I felt really up to speed,” shares Ullman. He was able to immediately begin with upper-level courses, having completed all required General Education classes at Washington State. Ullman is enrolled in NEOUCOM’s Bachelor of Science/Medical Doctor program at the University of Akron, with hopes to be an anesthesiologist or ER doctor.
Seventeen-year-old Jordan Lockhart is a current PSEO student at Washington State and recently found out that she has also been accepted into NEOUCOM’s Bachelor/Medical Doctor program in Akron. Lockhart is a senior at Fort Frye High School and will graduate from Washington State after Spring Quarter this year with an Associate degree in General Science and Liberal Arts.
“NEOUCOM is a partnership of 300 graduate schools and pretty selective, so it is daunting,” shares Lockhart, “But going to NEOUCOM has been a personal goal of mine for awhile, and I’m excited to start there this year.”
Lockhart has been a full-time PSEO student at Washington State for the past two years. “I loved every second of it, it was the best decision I ever made, and definitely helped prepare me for continued education in medicine,” says Lockhart.
She notes that completing two years of credit hours at Washington State will allow her to quickly focus on difficult and specialized classes at NEOUCOM. Lockhart says she’s considering a medical career in either family practice or trauma units.
Jordan Lockhart will be joining Bradley Ullman at the University of Akron campus of NEOUCOM. Ullman says that the Bachelor/Medical Doctor program at NEOUCOM is now recognizing Washington State as a quality school in which they can pull students from. “They like tradition, and getting students from the same schools. They know that they can get good students from Washington State, and that will make it easier for future students, who are considering applying to NEOUCOM,” says Ullman.