UA-Yuma graduate, commencement speaker espouses gratitude

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Born and raised in Yuma, recent University of Arizona-Yuma graduate Aremy Téllez hopes to use her education to practice medicine in the local community.

The speaker for UA-Yuma's 2013 commencement, Téllez graduated with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human development as well as a minor in public health.

"I chose this program from the variety of degree options at UA-Yuma because it was related to my ambition to attend medical school. Although it may not seem like a traditional route to get to medical school, I looked into the courses and found that they would offer me a well-rounded education to understand my future patients in all aspects of life, whether physical, emotional or spiritual.

"The degree not only offered courses in human development, which apply directly to my pre-medical studies, but also offered education in family planning, problems in childhood and adolescence, issues in aging - overall, it offered me a chance to learn about and identify with each stage of life, so as to better prepare myself for my future as a physician. I am certain that this degree helped me learn skills necessary for what the medical profession calls bedside manner."

Read the rest of this May 27, 2013 Yums Sun article at the link below.

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