January 23, 2012 5:43 AM
Having changed her major from science to journalism as an undergraduate, Tulane MD/MPH student Holly Peek of Niceville, Fla., has found a balance between the two fields. In today’s Insider, Peek discusses why she started her blog, “Holly on Health,” and what’s ahead after her May graduation.
Insider: Aren’t future medical students typically science majors?
Holly: Most people would be surprised to know that there are a lot of medical students who were non-science majors in college, particularly at Tulane. My classmates have majored in everything from literature, engineering, music and a lot of things in between. We have quite a smart and creative crew!
Insider: Why did you start Holly on Health?
Holly: So many people get their health information from the media. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there. As a [future] healthcare professional, I think it is important to put reliable and accurate information on the Internet so that people can make informed decisions regarding their health.
Insider: Why did you choose generation Y — young adults whose ages range between 18 and early 30s — as your target audience?
Holly: They feel young and invincible and don’t realize that their health behaviors now can affect their risks for serious and preventable diseases in the future.
Insider: Graduation is approaching! What are your plans?
Holly: After graduating medical school I plan to go into a residency program for psychiatry.
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