O.T. Walter Professor of Biology
Director of Health Professions Advising
Patty Byrne Pfalz
After graduation, many students attend medical school in their state of residence while others are accepted into private medical schools. Each year, students also begin studying for advanced degrees in other health professions or spend a year or two working in a related field before applying for advanced degrees.
Hannah Irvine ’12 (White Bear Lake, Minn.), a biology major, is clinical research coordinator in the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology.
Jonathan Komisar ’12 (New York, N.Y.), an English literature major, is at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.
Katrina Krogh ’12 (North Oaks, Minn.), a biology major, is in medical school at New York Medical College.
Ethan Forsgren ’11 (Ames, Iowa), a biology major, is in Caracas, Venezuela, organizing community emergency response courses.
Marissa Leow ’11 (Singapore), a biology major, spent a year as an emergency room scribe in Minnesota. She is now in her first year of medical school through the Duke University Medical School and the National University of Singapore collaborative program.
Grace Cunningham ’10 (St. Paul, Minn.), a biology major, worked as a research intern at American Medical Systems, a medical device company that specializes in pelvic health. She is now in her first year of medical school at the University of Minnesota.
Michael Richter ’10 (Seattle, Wash.), a physics major, is in his first year at Mount Sinai Medical School.
Sandolsam Cha ’10 (Cavite, Philippines), a biology major with a concentration in community and global health, is in his second year at Dartmouth Medical School.
Katherine Erickson-Pearson ’10 (Centennial, Colo.), a biology major, worked as an Emergency Department scribe at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., and is now in her first year of medical school at the University of Minnesota.
Xu Han ’10 (Maryland Heights, Mo.), a chemistry major with a biochemistry emphasis, is in his second year at the University of Minnesota Dental School.
Alyssa Leone ’10 (Burlington, Iowa), a biology major, is in a physical therapy doctoral program at Washington University.
Ryan Peters ’10 (Kohler, Wis.), a biology major, is in his second year of dental school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Zachary Schwager ’10 (East Greenwich, R.I.), a biology major, is in his second year at Brown University Medical School.
Nate Wegmann ’10 (St. Paul, Minn.), a biology major, is working with Roche Diagnostics in their Global Medical Affairs unit.
Sarah Fieber ’09 (Tucson, Ariz.), a biology major, is in her first year of medical school at the University of Vermont after spending time post-graduation serving as a physician’s scribe.
Michael Waul ’08 (St. Catherine, Jamaica), a chemistry major and Rhodes scholar, completed his doctorate in organic chemistry at Oxford. He is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School.