So you Want to be a Doctor?

By Niki Patel, ’18

CofC alumna Niki Patel

I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and like many of you, I was a first-generation college student.

After graduating from CofC in 2018, I took a Gap Year and decided to work full-time, while also studying for the MCAT. 

Now in my third-year of medical school at the University of South Carolina, here’s some advice I wish I was given when I started my journey at the College of Charleston. 


Niki graduated from CofC in 2018 and was a student in the Honors College. To connect with her reach out to 

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