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Scholar Spotlight: Sidney Ayers

Bright Scholar at the University of Iowa

Bright Schol­ar, Sid­ney Ayers, is a Human Phys­i­ol­o­gy major on the Pre-PA track at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa. Sid­ney is expect­ed to grad­u­ate in the Spring of 2022. Read more about Sid­ney to find out her favorite things about Iowa’s campus! 

How are you explor­ing your career and prepar­ing your­self for life after college?

After get­ting my bach­e­lor’s degree, I plan to apply to a master’s pro­gram to become a physi­cian assis­tant. My dream career is to be able to spend half of the year work­ing inpa­tient and the oth­er half doing non-prof­it work out­side of the Unit­ed States with an orga­ni­za­tion such as Doc­tors With­out Borders. 

What do like most about your school?

Def­i­nite­ly the diver­si­ty! Not only are there so many diverse areas of study but the staff and stu­dents come from vast­ly dif­fer­ent backgrounds.

What has been your biggest chal­lenge since start­ing college?

It took me a while to find a bal­ance between my school cur­ricu­lum and life out­side of school. It helped to find friends who sup­port­ed my stud­ies and were also there to have fun with.

Where is your favorite place to study?

Although I came to love study­ing in my bed dur­ing quar­an­tine, there’s noth­ing like study­ing in a cof­fee shop. My favorite is DASH.

What cam­pus activ­i­ties do you like to par­tic­i­pate in?

The cam­pus activ­i­ties at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa are end­less! I am pres­i­dent of the MEDLIFE chap­ter on cam­pus, which I love devot­ing my time to. I also love the school’s intra­mur­al sports because they offer dif­fer­ent divi­sions for var­i­ous lev­els of competitiveness.

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