Hunter Puckett is a freshman health science major, pre-professional emphasis, from Springfield, Missouri. He also is an Honors College student and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Hunter’s advice for new students is to get involved at Mizzou.

“Don’t be afraid to get involved,” he says. “You can get involved in anything that interests you, and it is a great way to meet other people who share similar interests and passions. Beyond that, study hard and do the best you can do. Do not be afraid to ask for help!”

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Hunter is a member of Sigma Eta Rho, the SHP professional fraternity. He also is a McNair Discover Scholar and participates in Mizzou Alternative Breaks.

What is your favorite place on campus?

Student Center

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment? 

Mizzou football games

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”? 

After visiting campus and learning more about my degree

What has been your favorite class so far? 

Bio 1500

What’s your favorite free-time activity? 

Working out or watching TV

Why did you choose your major? 

To prepare for medical school

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo? 

Shakespeare’s Pizza

Why should students choose Mizzou?

For a learning experience filled with multiple extracurricular opportunities and great people, Mizzou is the one!


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  • Department: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Department: Health Psychology
  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Department: Public Health
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • UMKC Pharmacy @ Mizzou
  • Office of Student Services
  • Career Services
  • MU Adult Day Connection