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You could say MICHAEL BURKE's time at Carolina has gone swimmingly. What began as an undergraduate major in biology because he liked the sciences has blossomed into medical school and a planned career in radiology. He also was a leader in and out of the pool as a member of the men's swim team.


As a swimmer, Michael was on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which, he explains, "dealt with integrity and fair play issues. I've always been interested in not only doing the activity but also the behind-the-scenes stuff. It's the same with medicine: I want to practice medicine but also be an advocate for the specialty I'm going into and the patients using the specialty."


Several undergraduate courses — in physiology, genetics, health psychology and cell biology — helped Michael realize he was interested in going to medical school. Now that he's at MUSC, he's decided to pursue radiology after graduating in 2012.