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Dena Habboush '13: Balancing Academics and a Co-Op in Medicine
A student at Drexel University, Dena Habboush '13 knew when she was little that she wanted to help ease the suffering of children. Growing up in America as an Iraqi Christian who was born in the Middle East, she saw too many young victims of war on the news. She knew her calling was to become an emergency medicine pediatrician.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia seemed to be a great match for her interests. She began volunteering there, greeting patients and guiding them through their journey at the hospital. Loving the interaction with parents and children, she applied for a co-op was placed in a position in CHOP's Clinical Research Support Office, eventually moving to the Adolescent Medicine department.
It can be rewarding yet challenging to balance academics and a co-op, but Dena says the Mount prepared her to manage her time wisely with its challenging curriculum. As a biology major, she is thriving academically. She also joined a sorority and is the founder of a medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon.
Dena plans on entering medical school after graduation and is currently preparing for the MCATs.