As a biological sciences student at Florida Atlantic University, Jazz Whittaker was searching for a medical school with a family feel. “I wanted to attend an institution run by people who truly care for one another and where working together to help one another succeed was part of the culture,” Whittaker said. “I wanted a program that was kind, open to people from all walks of life and invested in my future.”
Whittaker’s interview made her confident WVSOM was the best choice. “The interview felt natural, and the interviewers focused on social issues that were close to my heart such as cultural diversity, caring for the LBGTQ+ community and mental health. It showed me that the faculty were considerate, open-minded, genuine and empathetic,” she said.
As a student in WVSOM’s Class of 2022, Whittaker found the school’s anatomy lab especially useful. “Being able to conduct dissections helped solidify my training,” Whittaker said. “It allowed me to physically see the attachments and various layers of the fascial lymphatic system and other anatomical structures that osteopathic physicians are trained to manipulate in order to facilitate healing.”