Justin Chmura is junior from Tinley Park, Ill., who plans to major in clinical laboratory science. After graduation, he hopes to return to the Chicagoland area to work in one of the local hospital labs.

“The one piece of advice I would give any incoming freshman would be to get involved,” Justin says. “By becoming involved, you are able to make new friends and explore everything Mizzou and the School of Health Professions has to offer.”

In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Justin works for the Office of Student Accountability and Support and is a teaching assistant for a microbiology class. He also is involved in SHP Student Council, the chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma, and Mizzou Alternative Breaks. 

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Mizzou Rec Center is the perfect place to de-stress during a busy day by working out, swimming, or rock climbing.

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?

I love being a part of all the various traditions Mizzou has like painting the M, riding the tiger, or kissing the 50-yard line of the football field. There are so many traditions at Mizzou that I have completed and still so many to do before graduation.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose clinical laboratory science because I can make a direct impact on patient care. By working in the clinical lab setting, I will be able to help find the correct diagnosis and treatment options to help patients recover as quickly as possible.

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