Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Kimberly Vazquez

Pre-Medical Student from Kosciusko, MS

Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I decided to pursue this health profession because of many reasons, one being that growing up, I never really saw any doctors that looked like me and witnessed a language barrier between the physicians and the patients. I have decided to do my part and help the community in a way I know I will enjoy.

Major: Biochemistry

Why did you choose this major? My majoir is Biochemistry because science was always so interesting, especially biology and chemistry, so I decided to take a route that combined the two. I have really enjoyed the classes that I have been taking, and I am really glad I chose this major.

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has helped me prepare myself for medical school whether it be with my resume, cover letter, mock interviews, or just to be more involved on campus.

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? My most memorable experience is getting to meet new students that are interested in the medical field and just interacting with them and telling them about all HPAO has to offer.

What are your career goals? My goal is to become a physician or maybe even a surgeon to be able to help others and provide for my family.

What are you the happiest doing? Watching movies

What is your favorite study spot? The basement in the Pavilion

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? A torta from El Agave