Dr. Dominique Stevens Credits Athletic Health Care
Dr. Dominique Stevens, a 2010 Athletic Health Care and Fitness completer from Stow-Munroe Falls, is in her first year as a Family Medicine Resident at Summa Health and is interested in applying for more training in Sports Medicine.
In 2012, Dominique graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Life Sciences from Kent State University. In the spring of 2016, she graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University, NEOMED, with a Doctor of Medicine.
“I had an amazing experience during my two years in Athletic Health Care and Fitness,” she says. “I learned anatomy and medical terminology, which helped me tremendously in school, but that’s not the greatest strength of the program.”
She continues, “The people you meet and the shadowing and networking experiences help build connections that last longbeyond high school. I always had an interest in science and how the body works. My grades were decent, so I decided to give medicine a shot. I’m very grateful it has worked out so far.”
Dominique credits her many “incredibly amazing and supportive mentors,” including instructor Terry Slattery and Roosevelt team doctor Nilesh Shah. “They have always been more than willing to send opportunities to help me gain more experience, as well let me pick their brains to learn more tips and tricks of the trade. There is no way I would have gotten even this far without their guidance.”
Her advice for current students: “Find something you’re passionate about and go with it. Engage yourself, always ask questions and have fun!”