Maikel Botros

Program
M.D., Year I

Hometown
Chattanooga, TN

Undergraduate School and Major
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chemistry

Specialty/Career Plans
Surgery

Extracurricular Activities
Cycling

Marital Status
Single

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Why Quillen
Small Class Size
Safe, beautiful location
small class size
students are given lots of responsibility during clerkship years

Words of Wisdom
Relax during your summer, but try to get some of your textbooks and do some quick skimming over the material. This will help you out a lot, especially if you have not taken a prior anatomy course.

Life Outside the Classroom
Being an immigrant, I especially take extra time to go over my notes. Therefore, life outside the classroom is for the most part absent. Occasionally, I join classmates to go to the movies or have lunch. There are also many extracurricular activities that students can participate in. So far there has been soccer, football, dragon-boat racing and weekly basketball. Students can also take small elective classes such as Medical Spanish.

Being a Quillen student
I think one of the best things about Quillen is the small class size. I personally know all of my classmates as well as some of my colleagues who are in their second and third years. With the small class size, students are always helping each other, leaving no room for extreme competitiveness. Moreover, not only do our professors know us well, we have professors for next semester who already know most of us by name.

Prior Life
I emigrated from Egypt at age 11, knowing very little English. My family settled in Chattanooga, TN, where I went to middle school, high school, and college. I graduated from the University of TN, Chattanooga with a B.S. in Chemistry.