Taylor

Class of 2018

"My senior year physiology course with Dr. Fell had one of the biggest impacts on me. This class opened up my mind to the intricacies of physiology and what makes us tick on a cellular and organ level. It was one of my first big steps to understanding medicine."

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Why did you choose to attend UofL?

There are many reasons that led me to choose UofL.  Louisville has always been a second home to me. I grew up a Cardinal fan, going to Bats games, visiting the Louisville Zoo, Slugger Museum, Science Center, etc. I liked the possibilities the city and college had to offer while also being close to family back home.

Is there a particular class that’s had an impact on you? Why?

My senior year physiology course with Dr. Fell had one of the biggest impacts on me. This class opened up my mind to the intricacies of physiology and what makes us tick on a cellular and organ level. It was one of my first big steps to understanding medicine.

After graduation, I plan to…

Pursue a residency in Internal Medicine and complete a Cardiology fellowship. My long term goal is to become an Interventional Cardiologist and practice in Louisville.

How is UofL preparing you for life after college?

UofL has prepared me for life after higher education by providing me with many opportunities to network.  I have met great people that have mentored me.  Some of these people include Dr. Joseph Steffen, who I did my undergrad research with; to Dr. Lowell Katz, who has given me so much advice through my medical school journey. Finally, the faculty at the medical school that have lectured or taught me on rotations have played a part in ensuring my success by providing hands on learning experiences and constant feedback.

If I had $1000 to donate to UofL, I’d give it to…

The Cardiovascular Innovation Institute. Given that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, it's vitally important we continue our research to help treat and prevent it.  My interest in cardiology originally stems from family history.  My grandfather had a heart transplant in 1986 when it was a newer procedure.  The technology and research that allowed this procedure to happen gave my grandfather 25 more years of life. Because of this, he was able to play a huge part in my life and become one of my greatest role models.

Hometown?

Elizabethtown, KY

Major?

Biology

How have donors made a difference in your life?

I received the Trustee's scholarship that helped pay for most of my tuition. This helped make the transition from High School to College easier and allowed me to save money.

Favorite location on campus?

Grawemeyer where the Thinker statue is located.


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