Maddie Boucher is a sophomore from Mackinaw, Illinois. She currently was accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program. After graduation, she plans to begin a career working in the ultrasound department of a major hospital near her home town.
“I would tell any incoming freshman to focus on you!” Maddie says. “College is a big transition and can be chaotic sometimes, so take the time to take care of yourself. Also, stay on top of your work, and don’t be afraid to get involved!”
In addition to serving on the School of Health Profession’s student ambassador team, Maddie is a member of the School of Health Professions professional coed Fraternity, Sigma Eta Rho; STRIPES; and the Student Society of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (SSDMU).
What made you choose Mizzou?
The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program is what brought me to the University of Missouri. The program is known for its high standards and production of highly qualified and prepared sonographers. In addition, Mizzou felt like home to me the minute I stepped on campus.
What made you want to pursue a career in healthcare?
Jobs in health care offer good pay, flexibility, and job security. Also, I feel that careers in health care are rewarding. All-day long, I will be working with patients and their families, helping them get through what’s potentially a very difficult time in their life.
If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?
Focus on you! College is a big transition and can be chaotic sometimes, so take the time to take care of yourself. Also, stay on top of your work, and don’t be afraid to get involved!
If you could re-live one Mizzou sports memory, what would it be and why?
I would want to experience the first Mizzou homecoming game just to see how all of our great traditions came to be!
What is your favorite coffee shop in CoMo?
Kaldi’s — it is a great place to study and get coffee with friends!