Dylan Hood is a sophomore from Jefferson City, Missouri who is majoring in health science with minors in biology and psychology. Dylan plans on attending medical school after graduation from Mizzou.
Dylan thinks students should be open-minded when entering college.
“The University of Missouri has an abundance of opportunities that can enhance one’s collegiate experience both academically and socially, so an open mind and an ambitious attitude can lead to great success both in the classroom and personally,” he says. “Before entering college, have a focused mindset and an action plan because there will be many distractions that, if not focused academically, will lead you astray from your undergraduate goal.”
Dylan is a member of Theta Chi fraternity and serves as the Scholarship Committee head. Through this position, he leads study groups and aids with academic success within the fraternity here at Mizzou. Dylan participates in service outside of the classroom at local foodbanks and his church in Jefferson City, Missouri.
What made you choose Mizzou?
I chose Mizzou due to the longstanding tradition my family has with the university. Additionally, I fell in love with the campus and everything that the School of Health Professions has to offer, both socially and academically.
How did you choose your major?
I wanted a major which offered flexibility and an academic course-load that would best prepare me for medical school. I knew that I needed a major which was centered on healthcare, unlike basic science degrees. The health science degree offers both of these qualities, which made it the perfect fit for me.
What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?
My favorite memory here at Mizzou has been the 2019 homecoming festivities; I was in charge of my fraternity’s float for the homecoming parade, which was a memorable experience to be a part of. I love the tradition of Homecoming here at Mizzou — it is a great experience to take part in as a student!
What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the Health Science Library, due to the fact that it is quiet and has great study nooks.
How have you achieved academic success during your time as an undergraduate?
I make a set schedule for each week which includes ample study time, meetings with my research lab, student ambassador involvement, and working out. I believe this system keeps me prepared both physically and mentally.