Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is proud to be one of only three medical schools in the nation to offer a specific track of military medicine to students enlisted in the armed forces and the National Guard.
Three of those students discuss why they took this noble path and what what Veterans Day means to them.
Braeden Arnold, ENS (O-1) US Navy
“It’s just really special that people are willing to go out and sacrifice their lives. Veterans Day is about honoring those who have given so much for our country. I want to serve others in uniform.”
Braeden's future goals include completing a surgical residency, possibly in orthopedics.
Haven Frazier, 2nd Lieutenant USAFR
"It definitely makes me appreciate the people who serve our country a lot more.” Haven became interested in the military track during in college when learning about the Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP). “The more I looked into it, the more I thought it seemed like a really good opportunity to do something different with my career and to give back to my country,” Haven said.
Faisal Mian, Ensign with the US Navy
“It’s not until you get taught the meaning of the uniform in training that you realize what Veterans Day is all about.”
Faisal attended college and then worked as an EMT. While researching medical schools, he learned about KCU’s military track program.
“I had been interested in joining the military to pursue the HPSP because a lot of my co-workers are former veterans. When I discovered they had this military track it was one of the top schools on my list.”