MWU Now Stories

Allison Rushing, D.P.T.

College of Health Sciences, 2012

Being a student at Midwestern University was definitely hard work and fast-paced, but it was not competitive here. Everyone just wanted to help each other and in that aspect it was just really welcoming. People studied together and shared ideas.

Barbara Adams

College of Health Sciences, 2014

I studied to become a podiatrist in part because of my own experiences working at a running shoe store.

  • Brooke Siesel

    College of Health Sciences, 2018

    Midwestern University helped me be a practitioner who can utilize my understanding of patients' occupations in therapy in order to help them to live life to the fullest.

  • Chessa Calabrese

    College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, 2015

    Not many aspiring dentists have the opportunity to help lead an entire dental program and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. It's an honor to pave the way and set the bar for future CDMI classes.

  • Danny Wu

    College of Health Sciences, 2011

    The faculty members encourage you to participate in class and volunteer opportunities, and they really want you to succeed. It is very engaging for students, and it helped me in my future professional career.

  • Diane Baldemor

    College of Health Sciences, 2014

    There's such a sense of professionalism here. Everyone has set a goal to be great in whatever field they chose.

  • Gloria Yueh, Ph.D.

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Biochemistry shows us the narration of a living cell. The story is fascinating because it shows us the many ways in which the human body is intelligent.

  • Heather Thoreson

    College of Pharmacy-Glendale, 2012

    I really like MWU's open-door policy. Our deans and the faculty are so open, welcoming and friendly.

  • Hillary Carnell

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012

    You can become addicted to community service-it's such a great experience you want to keep doing it!

  • Jake Parish

    Physical Therapy Doctoral Student, Class of 2022

    I liked the small campus feel and the fact that you are immersed with other healthcare professional students. That’s what drew me here.

  • Jared Techau

    College of Graduate Studies, 2013

    With a lot of dedication on your part, the faculty and staff do everything they possibly can to help you reach your goal. You are prepared for success not only in the programs here at Midwestern but also for whatever awaits you in the future that you pursue.

  • Kathleen P. O'Hagan, Ph.D.

    Department of Physiology, IL

    That's what physiologists do: try and solve problems related to how the body functions at rest and in response to change, such as the stress of disease, environment, or activity.

  • Laura Sibrava, D.M.D.,

    College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, 2012

    There is a very artistic side to dentistry. You have to have left-brain ability to create something that wasn't there before (like a crown).

  • Phil Huang

    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012

    I would be more than happy to have any of my classmates be my doctor or my mom's doctor. I know how hard they work, and that they are very intelligent people and very capable.

  • Reed Whittington

    College of Health Sciences, 2018

    Midwestern was an easy choice because it is a program that averages more than double the required anesthetic cases during clinical education.

  • Safi Mohammed

    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

    Even though we have a class of 200, it doesn’t feel like that. Everybody knows everybody.

  • Sam Funk

    Arizona College of Optometry, 2013

    The really, really great thing about this school is the pre-clinic. When I came to interview, I was surprised to hear there would be 26 chairs in the lab! Everyone is either the patient or the doctor at all times; we never have to wait..

  • Shridhar Andurkar, Ph.D.

    Chicago College of Pharmacy

    Like every good chemist, I always want to find out if I can make something that works well work even better.

  • Tolu Akinwale

    Chicago College of Pharmacy, 2013

    I worked with graduates of CCP and one of the things that immediately caught my attention was their strong interpersonal skills in dealing with patients. It's one thing to have the knowledge of pharmacy as a practice; but it's another thing to be able to relate to patients and help them make the necessary changes to achieve a better health outcome

  • Zachary Karlinski

    Chicago College of Pharmacy, 2021

    I worked with multiple alumni from Midwestern University who always had great things to say and that made my decision to attend Midwestern easy.