Alex Whitaker-Lea

Expected Graduation year: 2015
Hometown: Dahlonega, Georgia

Education

Berry College, Major - Biochemistry, Minor - Psychology

Why did you choose to attend the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership?

I chose the AU/UGA Medical Partnership for the small class size and small group curriculum, which both facilitate a team approach to learning. When I visited the campus, I was impressed that first year medical students were already applying their medical knowledge to clinical cases. Once I became a third year, I appreciated this even more. I felt like it was a smooth transition between the first two years and my clinical rotations as a result of the preparation that I had received in small group.