Class of 2014
Read my blog: Welcome to Lalaland—Trisha L.
Hometown: Lower Gwynedd, PA
Current residence: McCoy Hall
Past residence: AMR I Royce House
Campus involvement: Undergraduate Neuroscience Steering Committee, Hopkins Association for Stroke Awareness, Student Admissions Advisory Board, JHU UNICEF, Neurogenesis Research
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: When I initially applied to Hopkins, I knew that it was a reputable school with an outstanding neuroscience program that would allow me to research and learn valuable analytical skills to help me in the future. After coming to campus in August, I have realized that Hopkins is much more than a great school. Hopkins doesn't just have a bunch of smart people; we are well-rounded individuals with special interests and hobbies.
Favorite class: Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychology because it combines research that involves patients with atypical conditions with the biology of the nervous system. We learn about the techniques that Cognitive Neuropsychologists use to evaluate their patients. As a student, it is particularly interesting because we are given the opportunity to play "House" (like the TV show with Hugh Laurie) and interpret the behaviors of patients to determine where they may have a deficit.
The biggest difference between high school and Johns Hopkins that I've experienced: The workload is more intensive than in high school; however, professors are interested in the subject and more than willing to help you.
Why I'm glad I chose Johns Hopkins: The campus has a great atmosphere and the classes actually make you interested in learning for the sake of learning, not just scoring well on exams.
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Daffy Duck from the Looney Tunes because no matter what he does, he will never be as cool as Bugs Bunny. My favorite Looney Tunes episode is the one where Elmer Fudd is tricked into thinking it's rabbit hunting season (by Daffy) when it's actually duck season. In the end, Daffy and Bugs find out that Elmer is a vegetarian and only hunts for the sport, and decide that it's Elmer season instead. Classic.
What I want to do with my major:With medical school looming in my future, I plan on being a neurologist for now!
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