Student Spotlight- Anthony Rainey


Mandy Scritchfield, Asst. Community Editor:

Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA

Major: Biology

Q: What inspired you to want to go to medical school?

A: I would say that it was the example of my dad. He is a doctor and works in occupational health.


Q: What medical school were you accepted to?

A: The Commonwealth Medical College located in Scranton.


Q: When you found out that you were accepted into medical school, how did you feel and what was your reaction?

A: It was a big relief. It was something that I had been working toward for my entire college career. That’s why I was in college and since I’m only 20 years old, it feels like I’m a little ahead of the game. It was a huge relief and a great sense of accomplishment that I had finally made it. I got the phone call telling me that I was accepted while I was on my way home from an interview at another school, and that other interview didn’t matter anymore because I had gotten accepted where I really wanted to go.


Q: When did you first realize that you wanted to go to med school? Have you always wanted to go?

A: I have wanted to attend medical school for a while now, not when I was younger, but it was something that I started thinking about in high school.


Q: What specialty would you like to get into?

A: I have narrowed down my choices, but I’m not decided yet. Emergency medicine seems kind of interesting, as do dermatology and neurology.


Q: Where do you see yourself going after medical school?

A: I’m not completely sure yet. Since I haven’t even started med school yet, it’s hard to say where I’d like to be afterward. There are so many different places and options for me to choose from, and I have some time to decide exactly where I want to go.


Q: If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about attending medical school, what would it be?

A: Plan early. You want to set out your plan for what you want to do and how you’re going to do it.