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Student Profile: Vybhav Jetty (Class of 2011)

  • Vybhav Jetty photosenior philosophy and zoology double major
  • from Chillicothe, OH

Combining Zoology and Philosophy

"I came to Miami University in 2007 as a pre-medical zoology major. Although I was dedicated to going to medical school, I knew that I didn't want to focus solely on science. I wanted to see what else I could learn. During my first semester, I took a philosophy course, which consequently uncovered my passion for philosophy. My advisors encouraged me to pursue this passion by making it my second major, something I didn't think I could do amidst the juggling act of a pre-med life and other extracurricular activities.

"However, with much planning and hard work, I was able to pursue this interest while simultaneously focusing on medical school and my zoology major. This combination of majors enabled me to learn about the science within the human body, as well as the ethical decisions I will face as a doctor."

Study Abroad: Miami University John E. Dolibois Center

Vybhav Jetty traveling abroad photo"Studying abroad was something I definitely wanted to do during college, and, during sophomore year, I was able to study in Luxembourg for a semester. I previously thought that with my double major and being pre-med, I wouldn't be able to study abroad. My advisors surprised me again; they not only told me I could, but they encouraged me to spend a semester abroad.

"My time in Luxembourg was spent learning music, French, and small portions of the various customs found across Europe. In retrospect, it was an amazing time during which I could be immersed in a different culture with which I was not familiar. I was able to meet people whom I never would have met, and now they are amongst my group of close friends."

College Will Change You

"All in all, my time at Miami was busy, yet fun. I look back on the years I've spent on campus and all the people that I've met, and I would not change a thing. From late nights spent studying to early mornings spent traveling, I've been transformed into a more knowledgeable and cultured person."

[November 2010]


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