I wanted to go to medical school because, throughout my life, I always wanted to help people and become a doctor. This LECOM program – in conjunction with Edinboro – has helped provide a good opportunity for me to achieve this goal.
I’ve always had the intention of going to medical school, ever since I was a little kid. I always wanted to be in the sciences and study biology because I had a knack for it. At Edinboro, I was able to do undergraduate research, work in the Biology office, do some tutoring and be a student-athlete – so I had a great time with good people.
Performing under pressure is a big thing for me, and the fact that time management played a really big role in my college career really helped me. I’m thankful for the opportunities that Edinboro has provided me.
I’m definitely nervous and anxious about going to medical school – those are the two words that come to mind. I’m excited to take on this new challenge and really test myself and test my brain to see what it can actually do.
During rotations, I’m going to keep an open mind to see which specialty I really like. As of right now, I’ve had experience in cardiology – shadowing doctors back home – and that’s one of the fields I’m interested in.
Note: Thomas McCoy is participating in a unique program that allows Edinboro University students to complete four years of undergraduate programming at Edinboro before four years of medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).