Paul Cooke '20, a Biochemistry major with a minor in Chemistry, is continuing his education through the doctor of osteopathy program at Marian University, Indianapolis, Ind. – his first-choice school. Cooke took the MCAT (the qualifying exam for medical school) the summer before his senior year to get a jump-start on applying to medical schools. He also spent time shadowing local doctors.
Cooke valued Bethel’s faith-based approach to science, which he says helped him wrestle with difficult issues while deepening his faith and developing his own opinions. He found a mentor in his advisor, Bryan Isaac, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, who he says helped him explore possible career outcomes in the sciences and helped him push himself semester after semester, while being patient with him.
"I felt Bethel prepared me well for applying to medical school,” Cooke says. “The professors helped me gain understanding in preparing for the MCAT; they helped me develop study skills and skills in learning."
Read more about Cooke’s journey and passion for medicine in the latest issue of Bethel Magazine.
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