MWU Now Stories

Gabriela Carmona

College of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, 2024

You are the product of your ancestors’ sacrifices. Among the many barriers that you may face, do not give up. Your resilience will be compensated, and most importantly: do not be afraid to ask for help when you have questions.

  • Ariana Carrillo-Ortega

    College of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, 2023

    Your culture is a strength, not a barrier, so take your culture and apply it to every aspect of your journey. My advice to all my fellow brothers and sisters is to continue to dream without borders. I challenge the Latinx community to ask yourself: If not you, then who?

  • Graciela Reynoso

    College of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, 2023

    Use your community and culture as a resource. Our collectivist culture values community and takes great pride in our Latin roots, which is a great strength for us. ‘Piensa que puedes y podras!’ Believe you can and you will!

  • Madai Perez

    College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, 2024

    My best advice to other first-generation college students who come from a Hispanic background like me is to never give up. Believe in yourself that you are exactly where you meant to be.

  • Mirna Elena Flores

    College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, 2022

    Just as I had people on my way helping me to achieve this dream, there will always be someone to help you. You are not alone. Once you get to where you want to be, don’t forget to pass it on and help others achieve their dreams, too.

  • Joseph Delgado

    Chicago College of Optometry, 2024

    At Midwestern, I know my voice will be heard and I know I will have a strong hand in deciding my path through the four-year program.

  • Caitlyn Albano

    College of Health Sciences, Clinical Psychology, 2024

    I fell in love with the school’s atmosphere and the energy it had. It was honestly one of my most challenging and memorable interview experiences, and it gave me the ability to meet a lot of the faculty and get a sense of the true environment there.

  • Deborah Chambers

    College of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, 2022

    Midwestern stood out from other programs in that the faculty's experience… gave me confidence that they not only knew their field but also knew how to disseminate the knowledge of their field in an expert manner.

  • Katelyn Necco

    Biomed (M.S.), 2022

    I have put my blood, sweat, and (many) tears into this path and I know that this program will only assist me into taking my next step to becoming a physician.

  • Sky Humes

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2024

    I was thoroughly impressed with just about every aspect of Midwestern while going through and finishing the Biomed program. The professors and administration sincerely want to see students succeed.

  • Jessica Watt

    College of Veterinary Medicine, 2024

    I enjoy that we are taught from the start to look at our fellow students as our support system rather than competition. Knowing how versatile, talented, and supportive my class is entering vet school lowers the intimidation factor immensely.

  • Carla Neely

    Chicago College of Pharmacy, 2023

    My campus interview made me choose Midwestern University because the staff and students were very welcoming and professional. As a licensed healthcare professional, I felt like I belong here.

  • Kevin Cabrera

    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2023

    I get to study medicine being supported by the people who mean the most to them and I get to make them proud.

  • Nicholas Schieldt

    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2024

    The University is dedicated to the medical profession, and I find comfort in knowing that everyone around me has the same goal.

  • Nicholas Windauer

    College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, 2024

    Midwestern not only has this technology in its clinic but also allows its students the chance to become a master in their clinical use.

  • Christopher Little

    College of Health Sciences, Cardiovascular Science, 2022

    I chose Midwestern because the students who did their clinicals from Midwestern at Abbott were some of the most confident, technically skilled, and knowledgeable of anyone.

  • Bryanna Johnson

    College of Health Sciences, 2023

    I chose Midwestern because not only do I want to be a competent therapist, but I also aspire to be a leader in this field. I was impressed with the emphasis on leadership and mentorship that Midwestern has.

  • 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.