Ever since her high school biology class, Michelle LeMieux knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. LeMieux earned a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences and classics and has been accepted into Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. There are 25 osteopathic schools across the country and only one in Michigan.
“My family physician earned his degree in osteopathic medicine, and after having him as my doctor for years, I decided I really like the philosophy behind it,” said LeMieux. “I’m excited to approach medicine in a holistic way, focusing on the whole body and how everything works.”
The Brighton native will spend the first two years of the four-year program taking courses and the last two years doing hospital rotations. She hopes to eventually open her own practice.
“I’m not sure yet what I’d like to specialize in, but my options include psychiatry, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology or pediatrics,” she said.