A graduate of Grand View University, Taylar Antolik, is finishing up her last year of medical school. While at Grand View, she participated in many activities on and off campus including: volleyball, track, Presidential Ambassadors, ChromoZone, Resident Assistant, Tri-Beta Honor Society, Writing Center Tutor, tutor for various other science courses, INTS 101 Peer Mentor, Anatomy and Physiology Teaching Assistant and Commencement Speaker for her graduating class.
At Grand View, and in the Biology department specifically, "I gained not only an education, but also a family," Taylar says. In fact, Taylar is genuinely thankful for her time at Grand View and believes, "If it weren't for my time at GV, I most definitely would not be where I am today. All of my professors took a personal interest in me, not only as a student, but as a person outside of the academic classroom. They pushed me to grow and become the best version of myself possible."
Now enrolled at Des Moines University in their medical school program, Taylar will graduate in May. She chose to attend DMU because like Grand View, it provided her with excellent academics, but also a feeling of family that is hard to find in the medical profession.
While at Grand View, Taylar majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry and LOGOS. In her own words, Taylar says, "My faculty advisor challenged me to pursue medicine and I am so grateful that I took her advice. She opened my eyes to a world of possibilities that I had never considered and truly was not sure were possible. The support I received at Grand View continued long after my graduation day and I have created lifelong friendships that I will always cherish."
Furthermore, "I would recommend Grand View to students wanting to pursue pre-med," Taylar says. "Not only will you be able to complete the prerequisites necessary to be eligible for medical school, but you will gain a support system that will work tirelessly to ensure your success."