Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Jacinta McDonald is a senior Biology major concentrating in Pre-Med and Pre-Professional Physiology studies. She is also an Honors College student and has had the pleasure of participating in Honors Student Organization (HSO) and Women LEAD (STEM cohort). Jacinta has a passion for medicine and plans to pursue a career as a physician and healthcare innovator. The Georgia State University Department of Biology recognized her as a recipient of the William G. Nolan Memorial Scholarship Award and for Outstanding Academic Performance in a Biology Course.

While taking a Pathophysiology course, Jacinta was offered an opportunity to participate in a clinical internship abroad in Athens, Greece, which she quickly accepted. She was ecstatic to experience a different healthcare system and culture while in the great company of some of the brightest Pre-Med minds at Georgia State University. While in Athens, Greece she was able to observe extensive surgeries in the operating room and go on rotations in the Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine departments all while submersed in Greek culture. As a result of her amazing experiences and exposure in Greece, she and two of her peers were able to present a craniomaxillofacial trauma clinical case that they observed and documented in Athens at the 12th Annual Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference. The rigorous but immensely beneficial courses Jacinta has taken at Georgia State University have gone above and beyond in providing an outstanding education and preparing her for her future endeavors.



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