Jonathan Swanson

Expected Graduation year: 2016
Hometown: Cumming, Georgia


University of Georgia, Microbiology and Cell Biology

What did you think about the transition from undergrad to medical school? Any tips for prospective students?

My two best pieces of advice I've held on to are: 1) Your success is no longer dependent on just how smart you are, but how hard you are willing to work. 2) Medical school is not a series of sprints; it's a marathon There is give-and-take with everything you give time and energy to. It is so important to have your passion, perspective, and interests fueling you through it; otherwise you will get burned out really quick. Like anything you do, it is all about rising to the occasion, and being willing to do whatever it takes!