Grant Allbritten, BS ’17, is pursuing a DO at Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. After graduation, he hopes to secure a residency in sports medicine at Vanderbilt University.
Allbritten picked ONU for his undergraduate studies for three reasons: the beauty of the campus; the competitive men’s soccer team; and the “kindness, openness and intelligence of the people in the chemistry/biochemistry department.”
At ONU, he made his mark on the men’s soccer team while engaging in polymer chemistry research with Dr. Amelia Anderson-Wile, associate professor of chemistry. “I just walked into her office my sophomore year and expressed a curiosity about research,” he says. “It led to an amazing relationship and experience.”
By juggling soccer commitments with coursework at ONU, Allbritten was forced to manage his time wisely. “The time-management skills I learned undoubtedly prepared me for medical school,” he says. “I trace a large part of my success in medical school back to ONU and the intense academics and family atmosphere. This is why my ONU professors will always hold a special place in my heart and why I will always be grateful for their time, effort and commitment to my success.”