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Saamia Shaikh

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NSU Major

BS Biology, J.D. Law, D.O. Osteopathic Medicine

NSU Minor Degree

Psychology

NSU Undergraduate Date

2013

Highest Degree Completed

D.O.

Current Employer

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

Position

Research assistant / BARBRI Bar Review Student Representative

NSU Experience

I have spent my entire adult life at NSU. I moved here after high school when I was accepted in to the dual admission BS/DO program and I can truly say that it is the best decision I have made. At NSU, I matured into an adult and learned lessons in both the classroom as well as outside of the classroom through my extracurricular experiences. I learned the most while taking the higher level advanced courses such as Neurobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Immunology—I highly recommend that anyone pursuing Medicine or a related field take these higher level courses. Building a relationship with a professor is also of the benefits of going to a private school like NSU—take advantage of it! Take the time to get to know your professors—go to office hours, drop a phone call or send an e-mail. It is the people at NSU that make it such a wonderful institution of learning and the reason why I am pursuing my third degree here. Get involved with independent study, even if you do not end up publishing your research it is an amazing learning opportunity. Learn how to write a grant if you have the time. Organizations such as TriBeta, the Biology Honor Society, offer opportunities to do so and there is also a grant locator in the Alvin Sherman Library. Get a leadership position—experiences like this allow you to network and take your undergraduate experience to new heights.

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