Meet some of the members of the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2021—KC Collier, Tianrae Chu, and Allie Morgan—as they share their stories about what brought them to the Dartmouth community and why they wanted to pursue a career in medicine.
Even though Dartmouth has a great reputation for its MD program, says first-year medical student KC Collier, it was the sense of camaraderie she felt during her visits that made her want to join the Geisel community. “On the ‘Are these my people test?’ this got an A+ for me,” says Collier, who looks forward to applying her interests in languages, social justice, and science to her career as a physician.
KC grew up in Hershey, PA, and is a graduate of Bates College and the University of Vermont.
Geisel’s welcoming and supportive community were key factors in first-year medical student Tianrae Chu’s decision to come to Dartmouth. “I knew that Geisel was the type of community I would thrive in,” says Chu. He describes how growing up with an older brother who struggled with mental illness inspired him to pursue a career in medicine.
Raised in San Francisco, CA, “T-Rae” is a graduate of Washington University.
First-year medical student Allie Morgan was attracted to Geisel because of its strong sense of community and beautiful surroundings for activities such as running, biking, and hiking. Becoming a doctor, she says, will allow her to combine strong areas of interest—in science, anthropology, and public health—with her desire to help others.
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, Allie is a graduate of the University of Colorado.