Best Admissions Advice: Make sure that medicine is the best professional and life path for you and stay with it. This journey is long and rewarding, you will doubt yourself at times and your passion will get you through. A long journey will have storms along the way so ride out the storms and stay the course. Your journey will be unique to you so do not compare yourself to others, do learn from them and incorporate their advice into your strategy. This is your dream to realize… so make it happen!
Bridget Doyle, MA
Title & Campus: Associate Director-All Campus
Best Admissions Advice: My excitement for a candidate comes from reading about their own passion for a career in medicine. I love reading about their roles as leaders, researchers, and about their volunteer work with marginalized communities or in healthcare settings; it helps me see why they are interested in becoming doctors, and how they’ll fit within our mission.
Kiantra Loza, MA
Title & Campus: Assistant Director- Chicago
Best Admissions Advice: Be authentic. You have made it this far in your journey, show us who you are and tell us your story. I am also excited when I can read a candidates application and instantly picture them here at UICOM.
Mindi Miller, MS
Title & Campus: Assistant Director- Peoria
Best Admissions Advice: This is a journey, and one person’s path is the same as the next. I love reading each candidate’s story of their path to medicine and how their experiences in and out of the classroom have led them to medicine and being able to see how their personal mission aligns with the mission of our college.
Lori Keener, MEd
Title & Campus: Assistant Director- Rockford
Best Admissions Advice: Use your application as a paint brush to paint a picture of who you are and how you have used your passions to pursue medicine.
Title & Campus: Program Aid- All Campus
Best Admissions Advice: Stay in contact with the admissions office, get your questions answered and take ownership of your application.