Student Profile: Jocelyn Fenslau
Growing up, Lapeer junior Jocelyn Fenslau watched TV shows about surgery and operating rooms. Now, she’s making that her own reality.
“I want to become a doctor, though I haven’t defined what field of medicine I want to pursue yet,” she says. “I like the challenge of solving people’s medical problems and figuring out how to help them feel better.”
Fenslau, an integrative physiology and health science major, was able to figure out if medicine was right for her by utilizing an opportunity that undergraduate students at other schools don’t necessarily get: time in the human cadaver lab.
“The labs are what set Alma apart,” she says. “There’s a ton of equipment that you get to use. I also like the liberal arts curriculum, though, because it gives you the ability to change your mind about your major, even halfway into your academic career. I always have that flexibility just in case.”
In addition to being a peer mentor and member of United Health Professionals of Alma College, Fenslau is in the process of establishing a Healthcare Administration Club. She also recently completed clinical rotations, an experience that she says also helped her see the big picture.
“Through experiences like this and all the different classes and opportunities you get at Alma, it’s easy to figure out what you want to do and what you don’t,” she says. “Alma helps you narrow down your interests while giving you a ton of experience and helping you make a lot of connections.”