Mark Carter, B.S. in Neuroscience, the University of Nebraska at Omaha
First=year Medical Student at UNMC
Hometown: Kearney, NE
How did you become interested in the medical field?
Since I was very young, I have been interested in learning more about human physiology, and I am also passionate about using knowledge to help others and to provide healthcare for communities in need.
What have you enjoyed most about your internship/training program?
I have really enjoyed making connections with faculty and physicians that are very knowledgeable in regard to providing care and educating others.
How has this experience helped prepare you for your career?
Everything up to this point has helped me establish a foundational understanding of the healthcare field, and I'm very fortunate to have had all of the learning opportunities that I have had so far.
What are your career aspirations?
For years I have been interested in a career in either psychiatry or neurology, but I am looking into all sorts of other specialties as well.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love hiking in forests and mountains, but I will also gladly travel to any place that I have never been to if I get the chance. Opportunities to explore different cities, national parks, etc. always end up being some of my favorite experiences.
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