July 25, 2023

Warrior Spotlight: Getting to know Class of 2025 student Elise Turke

Elise Turke is in her third year of medical school at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is active in the Student Senate, the house-based learning communities and is even a member of the medical school’s singing group. 

Elise Turke

Question: Why did you choose Wayne State University for medical school?

Answer: I chose Wayne because of its strong dedication to the community of Detroit. I knew that I would grow the most by learning from and serving a population as diverse as Detroit’s is. Through its curriculum, and a strong network of clinical and volunteer opportunities, it is clear that Wayne prioritizes teaching their medical students how to value the experiences and individualized needs of their patients. Not to mention, the city of Detroit offers a lot to explore, including music, food, and art and culture.

Q: What are some of your extracurricular activities?

A: I am the executive webmaster on Student Senate, a Yellow House coordinator and involved in the Medical Student Garden and the Ultrasounds a cappella group. In my free time, I enjoy biking, rock climbing, music and reading.

Q: What is your favorite part of the Warrior M.D. community?

A: My favorite part of the Warrior M.D. community is everybody's excitement to form a community. From my experience, every student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine is eager to work together toward our common goal. Since each of us are coming to Wayne with unique experiences and backgrounds, it's pretty cool to observe how much we learn from each other.

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