Maite Blanc, LC student.

Maite Blanc

Maite is interested in medicine and science communication.
Major/Minor: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

“You want everyone in the room to be comfortable in order to provide the best care. Job shadowing let me see if this is something that I can do on a daily basis. Obviously, I didn’t treat the patient but it felt really, really, good when there was success in treatment or a diagnosis brought relief. It felt good to see the room relax. That was really cool to learn about.

I think there’s a misconception that all people that want to do medicine want to be a doctor. There’s whole branches of work that are under-explored and not really talked about.”

Maite is a student leader in the Pre-Health Professions Club.

The club fosters community among pre-health students, raises awareness about on- and off-campus resources, and improves the success of pre-health students applying to graduate schools. The student club holds many events to support students interested in healthcare including a career panel, CPR certification, suture clinic, volunteering trips, guest speakers, and monthly meetings. Student leaders provide peer advising and mentorship to younger students and act as advocates for all pre-health students by coordinating with faculty and staff to develop meaningful curriculum and programming. Get involved! Email us at: