Meet Anjelica - Public Policy and Global Health Pathways Featured Student

Authored By: dies0044 12/11/2020

Anjelica MontanoAnjelica Montano, ‘15
Public Policy and Global Health
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Palisade, MN

Why did you choose to come to UMR? When I was studying in high school, I found myself interested in the study of the human body and sought to become a General Physician (GP). Given that I was from a small town, I decided that it would be best to practice in a rural area where you would be able to form strong relationships with patients and their families. I was looking into the University of Minnesota school and decided upon the Rochester campus because of its focus on medicine, integrated program, affiliation with the Mayo Clinic, and the intimacy that came from studying at a small university. The close-knit network between staff and students was the most unique aspect of UMR and the biggest factor in my decision to attend the university. I did not find any other university that offered a network and support for every student and had the rigorous program geared towards medicine. I thought that UMR was the perfect school for my transition from high school to college and would prepare me to become a health professional.

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