“...felt prepared for medical school from day one”

Kyle Glienke, M.D., Class of 2009

Hometown: Aurelia, Iowa
Majors: Biology/Pre-med and Chemistry
Professional School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2013. Kyle is now completing his four years of combined training in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“My research experience at BVU helped me to build a critical thinking skill set that has been invaluable in medical education. It is one thing to be able to memorize facts; it is entirely another thing to analyze data and make educated decisions. I felt prepared for medical school from day one, and I attribute that to the personal attention I received from faculty at BVU, as well as the academic rigor within the science department.” 

“...professors instilled in me a passion for lifelong learning”

Sarah Wyatt, DPT, Class of 2008

Sarah Wyatt

Hometown: Exira, Iowa
Majors: Biology
Professional School: Des Moines University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Place of Employment: Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa
Title: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

“When people ask me about my undergraduate experience, I tell them that my education at BVU was a step above the rest. My professors instilled in me a passion for lifelong learning and always pushed me beyond my own perceived boundaries to do work that was exceptional rather than just acceptable. The knowledge I gained in pursuing my biology degree at BVU was invaluable in preparing me for my current career as a physical therapist. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the professors and the strong curriculum that the BVU School of Science offers.”