A Center Grove senior wants her name to stand out when she applies for medical school in a few years.
Kelly Nicholson worries the medical schools she wants to attend won’t be impressed if she gets a biology degree at an Indiana college. So she and her mother will spend the fall visiting private schools in California, Tennessee and Michigan, where she hopes to start an unorthodox undergraduate career that they hope will end with a medical school acceptance letter four years from now.
She pictures herself traveling to a new place, meeting new people and studying communications instead of science. The life experience of living away from home will be nearly as important as good grades, she said.