Amelita Woodruff

Expected Graduation year: 2017
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia


Howard University, Sports Medicine

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

It was hard! But then I thought about how it was the same way for me in undergrad. I just needed a little help, so I reached out to the Professors and Deans, and they were all so helpful. So first tip: don't be afraid to ask for help. Secondly, once I better understood the curriculum here at this campus (which I feel is a great way to learn medicine), I tailored my studying to help me understand both the big picture and all the small details because there were a lot of them. Lastly, I started studying in groups (2-4 people). Not only is it a great way to get to know your new classmates, but groups help you see what you don't really understandand and also what you do understand. And as we've all heard, the best way to learn is to teach, and study groups give you a great opportunity to do just that.