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South Carolina Honors College

2020 BARSC-MD Cohort

Kaylee Williams

What drew you to the field of medicine?

I was first drawn to medicine after my grandfather was diagnosed with lymphoma. I attended many of his appointments at the hospital, where I was able to see how doctors cared for their patients, encouraging them through difficult diagnoses and guiding them through a treatment plan. Years later, I traveled to Iquitos, Peru, on a mission trip. Here, I saw the immense need of the children and families in the city, and I knew that I wanted to use my gifts and education to serve those in need.

What are your future plans?

Through the BARSC-MD program, I plan to complete my undergraduate degree and medical school in seven years. Eventually, I would love to travel to an impoverished country, where I can work in a hospital and serve the local community.


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