Meet Emily - The Patient Care Pathways Featured Student

Authored By: wells438 12/09/2022

Patient Care

Healing bodies and minds is an art, a skill and a science. Students who are interested in a hands-on career offering quality care to patients, families and the community will find UMR’s innovative curriculum provides ample preparation for entry into the workforce or for advanced study.

Emily Padilla

Emily Padilla, ‘19

Patient Care
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Why did you choose to come to UMR? I chose to attend UMR because of the focus on the health field and the size of the school. I knew that I wanted to have smaller class sizes and I also liked the idea of JustASK hours. Overall, I felt like the resources available at UMR complimented my learning style very well.

How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? During my study abroad experience, I participated in a six week internship at a dental clinic in a rural area. I was able to observe the way dentistry was practiced outside of the U.S. Through this experience and volunteering, my passion for dentistry grew even more. My desire to work with underserved populations was also solidified.


Learn more about Emily's experience and learn more about UMR's Pathways.