Each month, A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Admissions Office in Kirksville, Missouri, will select student ambassadors to recognize and showcase. Student ambassadors are second-year students who speak and meet with prospective ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and ATSU-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) students.
Jaime Wilson, OMS II, completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of South Carolina. She also completed her emergency medical technician certification at Hawkeye Community College.
Wilson is originally from Iowa, and loves golfing, sand volleyball, and fishing. She tries to spend as much time as she can outdoors with her dog. Wilson is an active member in the Emergency Medicine Club, Alpha Phi Omega, and volunteers with Hope’s Kitchen. Wilson’s professional goal is to complete a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology.
“With excellent professors and a well rounded curriculum, ATSU is giving me the opportunity to grow into a competent physician able to excel in any specialty I decide,” she said.
Wilson decided to participate in ATSU’s Student Ambassador program to have an opportunity to develop different skills and gain new ones in regards to communication, interpersonal, and professional skills.
“My favorite part is having the chance to represent ATSU while being able to talk to prospective students about my medical school experience,” she said.
Congratulations, Jaime Wilson, for being our ATSU-KCOM Student Ambassador spotlight!
Ligocki is from Illinois, and enjoys spending time with her dogs, friends, and family, along with drawing, watching movies, and sports. Ligocki is an active member of the Student Government Association, the media chair for the American Student Dental Association, and the senior page for Delta Sigma Delta. She is also the Illinois state director for Freedom Day USA (not ATSU affiliated).
“Professionally, I cannot wait to give back to the community and work with various kinds of healthcare professionals to ensure better overall care for our patients, especially the underserved,” Ligocki said. “ATSU MOSDOH does a great job with preparing me and my classmates for that with the Dentistry in the Community events with Patty Inks, RDH, MS, director of ATSU-MOSDOH’s Dentistry in the Community program, and the Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course with Dr. (Graziela Ribeiro) Batista, PhD, assistant professor.
“I chose to become an ATSU student ambassador because I enjoy interacting with people especially those that are going to be taking the next big step in their academic career. Applying to dental school can be a scary and stressful time, especially if you have to apply for multiple cycles. Future students need the positive reassurance that everything will be OK throughout the application process and even through dental school. After all, we are a part of an elite group of professionals and we have to make the best of it together.”
Congratulations, Jocellyn Ligocki, for being our ATSU-MOSDOH Student Ambassador spotlight!