“...the academic rigor and promotion of intellectual curiosity”
James Alstott, M.D., Class of 2009
Hometown: Laurens, Iowa
Professional School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2013. James is now completing his three years of Internal Medicine residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“At BVU, I was endowed with a science foundation and the study skills necessary for a career in medicine. I have no doubts that the academic rigor and promotion of intellectual curiosity within BVU’s Science Department had a direct correlation with the success I experienced at medical school. To be a great doctor, you have to be a great person. Through leadership opportunities, volunteering, and extra-curricular activities, BVU allowed me to become a better, well-rounded person.”
“...turn my dream of becoming a dentist into a reality”
Mysty Shaver, Class of 2011
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Majors: Biology/Pre-dentistry and Chemistry
Professional School: Mysty is currently working toward becoming a dentist at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
“I feel like the quality of education I received at BV is the reason I am where I am today. BV is where I fell in love with science and was able to turn my dream of becoming a dentist into a reality. The support I had from BV faculty throughout my years there is comparable only to the support one receives from his or her parents. When I look back, I know that going to BV was not only the right decision for me, but quite possibly the only one that would have led me to where I am today, and I think I am in a pretty good place.”