Pub. 7 2023 Issue 2

Hannah Berhow Student Spotlight Hi, my name is Hannah Berhow, and I am a second-year student at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. I grew up in the town of St. Michael in Minnesota, which is where I lived for most of my life. My childhood mainly consisted of playing soccer year-round, taking piano lessons, gardening with my mom and occasionally tagging along on fishing and hunting trips with my dad and older brothers. Throughout high school, science and math were always some of my best subjects, and since I was young, I had always pictured myself doing something medical-related. A lot of my desire for that came from accompanying my dad to work as he has been in the medical device industry for over 30 years. I initially started undergrad at Iowa State University pursuing a degree in chemical engineering, thinking I would eventually get into biomedical engineering. However, this dream did not last long. I quickly learned that I would be much better suited to a career with interpersonal relationships and patient contact. So, after my first year, I transferred to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where I went on the pre-med route and majored in cell biology and genetics. My goal is to be the kind of physician that my patients would recommend to their family and friends because they have had such great experiences with me. | 20