Julissa Mireles is a graduate of Kennedale High School Class of 2018 and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2022.
Recently, Mireles received a letter of acceptance from the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.
At UTA Mireles graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S in Biological Chemistry and a minor in Philosophy and was a first-generation Latina student in STEM. She chose to major in biological chemistry, stating that it was “a perfect combination of my passionate interests – biology and chemistry.
Before graduation, she was asked what was her long-term career goal. “I would love to become an internal medicine doctor!”
She worked while attending UTA, first as a tutor, then as a student associate, and most recently as a student assistant in the classroom. However, she said that the most impactful experience while at UTA was volunteering at Mission Arlington‘s free medical clinic.
“It gave me valuable insight on helping underserved communities and gave me a better idea on some of my future goals as a doctor.”
It may be a perfect match. The goal of Fertitta Family College of Medicine according to a statement posted on their webpage is “tackling a key contributor to poor health — a shortage of primary care doctors. We will groom students to become primary care physicians who deliver compassionate, high-value care to underserved communities in Houston and Texas.”
Best of luck to this former Kennedale Wildcat as she realizes her career goal.