Jessica M

I chose UW-Fox Valley because the pre-medical courses offered met requirements for the pre-requisites of medical school, which other schools could not offer.

I have my masters in Occupational Therapy (OT), have been a therapist for ten years and have been blessed to serve people in a plethora of environments (hospital, in-home, outpatient, school, mental health day treatment) from ages 0 – 100+ with an endless variety of diagnoses (anxiety, depression, trauma, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hand injuries, sensory processing deficits). I wholly enjoy intense learning and pressing my limits. I find it rewarding to offer this expertise to those in need and with these passions, God leading, I finally feel like I am on a path to my final destiny as a surgeon.

I desire to be a surgeon; it began as a hand and upper extremity surgeon but a desire to be a pediatric surgeon is growing inside. I am taking the MCAT this spring and applying to the Medical College of Wisconsin. If accepted, medical school is 3-4 years, depending on the program, followed by a surgical residency of five years, and hopefully a fellowship to cap it off. There are mountains to climb and stars must align for most of this plan to come to fruition.

I graduated from Little Chute High School. Through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley, I serve as the occupational therapist for Little Chute schools. It is irreplaceably rewarding to take care of and give back to the community that helped raise me!