|Brock Nelsen (Photo by Margaret Cain)|
Today we meet:
- Name: Brock Nelsen
- Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Program/Year: Second-year dental student
List three songs on your playlist:
- "Wide Awake," Switchfoot
- "Don't Wake Me Up," Chris Brown
- "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Wham!
What sparked your interest in dentistry?
In high school, I decided it would be a good idea to start forming an idea of what I wanted to do in the future. After much consideration, I took the time to shadow a dentist near my school who gave me more than a few opportunities to see a variety of procedures and interactions with patients. I loved the aspect of being able to form relationships with patients and their families and always thought I would enjoy that. During my undergraduate studies, I took the time to shadow more dentists as well as a few other medical specialties, but I always felt pulled towards dentistry.
Your favorite study snack is:
A nutella and peanut butter sandwich with a large glass of milk
Your favorite app is:
Three things people may not know about you: