Central Michigan University's College of Medicine has 272 students. Each one was specially selected, actually hand-picked, for admission, and each has an inspiring story to share.
There's Abbie Christianson, of Maple City, who decided to teach medical Spanish to her classmates after working with migrants.
And Brett Pierce, of Frankenmuth, who has experienced the eclipse of history through the stories of World War II veterans — and the gurgles of our next generation's newborns.
Both Christianson and Pierce say that these service-learning experiences are critical to molding understanding, compassionate and qualified physicians.
Click below to learn more about them.