Inspire – Women of Dartmouth Stories

Stable Ground

Going into college, Heather Morein French ’96 thought that success meant pursuing either business, law, or medicine as those would provide the kind of stability her childhood hadn’t afforded her. An interest in science pushed her toward medicine, but she took a few years after college with lab experiences to make sure. She did find her specialty but not without a few bumps. Find out how friends and family often end up providing the most stability.

Shared with permission from Lesley Rowley and the Roads Taken podcast. 

Click below to listen to French’s episode.

EPISODE NOTES

Going into college, Heather Morein French thought that success meant pursuing either business, law, or medicine as those would provide the kind of stability her childhood hadn’t afforded her. She had an interest in science and though the classes she experienced were quite challenging, she knew the humanities courses with reading heavy curricula would be even more intimidating, given her dyslexia diagnosis. She made it through with an eye toward a career in medicine, though wasn’t so sure about it at graduation. She took some lab jobs and tutored MCAT prep to make sure it was the path for her. She tied herself to a primary care route to avail herself of a tuition break but realized that it didn’t make sense for the long term and she needed to turn to an external support system.

In this episode, find out from Heather how friends and family often end up providing the most stability…on ROADS TAKEN…with Leslie Jennings Rowley.

 

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