Meet Courtnee - The Patient Care Pathways Featured Student

Authored By: wells438 02/12/2024

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.

Courtnee Heyduk

Courtnee Heyduk, ‘14

Patient Care
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Brookings, SD

Why did you choose to come to UMR? I chose UMR because of the health sciences focus as I knew that I wanted to go to medical school after college. While touring the UMR campus, I found other students with a similar aspiration and I felt that being surrounded by like-minded peers would be very beneficial to achieving my goal of becoming a doctor.

What did your Capstone experience at UMR involve? For the last semester of college, I did a study abroad experience in London. I had an internship at Whittington Hospital where I worked alongside the director of nursing and was able to have various experiences in the hospital setting. This was a great way to experience how another country approaches health care.


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