Jack Guffey an Pre-Dental student at Bellarmine

Arts and Sciences

Jack Guffey says Bellarmine prepared him for Dental School

College of Arts and Sciences

Who are you and what are your plans after graduation?

I am a 4th-year biology major with Spanish and biochemistry minors. Being a Louisville native, after graduation I am eager to stay local and attend the University of Louisville School of Dentistry! 


How has Bellarmine prepared you for your future?

I believe that Bellarmine fosters a more intimate learning environment that promotes close student-faculty relationships. Some of these relationships I have developed made me comfortable and confident in asking for help, both inside the classroom and out. Between tutoring and letters of recommendation, my professors have gone above and beyond to help me in my journey to become a dentist.  


Did you have any particularly distinctive opportunities as a Bellarmine student?  

Of the more unique opportunities I have experienced, this year I returned to a local clinic as a medical translator in an internship course offered to upper-level Spanish-speaking students. Here I was able to not only continue to improve my skills in an applicable manner but get college credit for my time while helping those in need.  

Any advice for students thinking about college?

To anyone planning on where to go to college, I would advise going wherever feels comfortable. For me personally, I knew that was Bellarmine immediately upon touring. The small community and diversity resonated as I have always felt more at home in these kinds of communities. For others, it may be the larger feel of a bigger state school. So long as you feel comfortable while being challenged, choose where you will excel.

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