Graduate Profile: Dr. Martha Bamfield
Martha A. Bamfield observed Alma graduate Dale Nester’s dental practice as an undergraduate. Now, she shares that practice with him.
The biology major was sure is she wanted to pursue optometry, medicine or dentistry, but knew Alma’s liberal arts education would ensure her entrance into any professional program.
“Dental and medical schools look for individuals who not only have a strong science background, but also students who have a broad educational background—students who are well-rounded,” the 1983 graduate says.
Dr. Martha Bamfield
Attracted to the school by the small class sizes and friendly campus, she also knew that Alma’s graduate school placement was high.
The combination of her major and her pre-professional advising helped steer her toward dentistry.
“My biology major from Alma College prepared me well for the intense biological studies required in dental school,” she says.
“Compared to other students in dental school coming from other undergraduate colleges, I was head and shoulders above them in their biology backgrounds.”
While at Alma College, she was involved in the Tri-Beta biology club and was a campus tour guide for potential students. She also met her husband, Alma alumnus Luke Stefanovsky. They live in Alma with their son, Derek.
“Today I enjoy having students from Alma College who are interested in dentistry as a career spend time with me in my office exploring the dental field,” she says.