Carnegie Mellon University
September 22, 2015

How an Aspiring Med Student Is Using Her English Degree

Berryhill McCarty headshot

As CMU alumna Berryhill McCarty (DC’14) goes through the lengthy process of applying  to some of the best medical schools in the country, she feels confident that her bachelor of arts degree in English will be valuable to her career in medicine.

“I think studying English promotes skills that enable emotional and intellectual engagement with patients,” said McCarty, who also majored in biological sciences with a neuroscience track.

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