Elizabeth walking with friends

Elizabeth always knew biology was her thing, she just needed BVU to help bring it home.

From a prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship to a Global Fellowship in Chile to a medical mission in Nicaragua to behind the scenes at the Mayo Clinic, her professors showed her there were no limits to how far she could go. It was when Elizabeth focused on giving her ferocious passion and smarts back to her community, that she realized the ultimate step was a career in rural medicine.

My professors gave me the kind of personal attention undergraduates don’t get at other universities. They focused on my strengths and abilities so that I could concentrate on experiencing all the possibilities. Thanks to BVU, I travelled the world and discovered how many different ways I could give back. I was inspired to take biology further than I ever imagined.”

Elizabeth Kim

The many hands-on experiences that BVU put in front of her showed her a rewarding path forward. "I loved the groundbreaking research I got be a part of in my internships, but seeing families through a lifetime just felt so right to me. I knew I could make more of an immediate impact on peoples’ lives by becoming a doctor."”"

BVU helped Elizabeth focus her fierce intelligence into a career that’ll transform rural medicine for generations to come.