Alumnae recognized by American Medical Women’s Association

By Heidi Heater, a senior from Jackson, Ky.

WILMORE, KY—The American Medical Women’s Association recognized Rebecca Thobaben ’04, Amanda Willingham ’04 and Megan Murphree ’04 Speakman for their achievement in graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the top 10 percent of their class.

Thobaben believes that her undergraduate studies at Asbury College gave her a strong basic science foundation, allowing for a smooth transition into medical school.

“Having taken the challenging courses included in my biochemistry major and still being involved in activities on Asbury College’s campus prepared me for dealing with the rigors of medical school while still maintaining some semblance of a normal social life,” Thobaben said.

At Asbury College, Thobaben discovered a love for overseas missions, which she plans to continue throughout the rest of her career. This year, she will begin her anesthesiology residency, followed by a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia.

More than half of the College’s science students attend graduate or medical school. Of these, nearly 100 percent are accepted into graduate school programs and more than 80 percent are accepted to medical school.

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