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Future doctors from SH ready for residencies: Sarah Crowe May opted to go to medical school after trying chemical engineering

 

April 4, 2017

SARAH CROWE MAY hangs out in one of her favorite study spots – the Sweet Home Llibrary.

Sarah Crowe May wanted to go to medical school when she was an undergraduate studying bio-engineering at Oregon State University, but something held her back.

“I basically didn’t think I was smart enough to go to medical school, which you find with all medical school students and doctors,” May said. “Even if they pretend like they think that they’re smarter than everyone, they still worry about not being smart enough.”

She was working as a chemical process engineer at Pacific Cast Technologies (now ATI) in Albany, when she read the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell.

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