Iowa State pre-med students Ben Dralle, left, and Cole Wesselman inside a research lab in MacKay Hall. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Iowa State students find plenty of opportunities on path to medical school

It was “Doc” who inspired an Iowa State University student to pursue a career in medicine.

Ben Dralle, senior in nutritional science and genetics, grew up in Osage, a town of fewer than 4,000 in northern Iowa. The whole town knows Doc – Dr. Mark Haganman – who’s been with Mitchell County Regional Health Center for 25 years. Haganman demonstrates the importance of humanity in medicine, Dralle said.

“He’s built relationships with people,” he said. “He’s a strong community member and has helped people improve their lives.”

That dedication is something Emily Olson, coordinator of ISU pre-health programs, emphasizes for students considering a pre-health path.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.