Wyoming

Sarah

PSEP (Healthcare)
2007
Class of 2011
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine

The WICHE program has been instrumental in me achieving my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at CSU. As the costs of higher education rise (particularly out-of state) with a lack of response in salaries, it is becoming almost prohibitive for many to obtain professional degrees. It is truly because of this program that I was able to pursue the career that I look forward to every day! I would like to extend my gratitude to the State of Wyoming for helping me achieve my life long dream of working with animals and saving lives. I encourage legislators to continue support for this invaluable program and giving people a chance to make a difference!

Sarah Botkin

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WICHE’s PSEP was instrumental in helping me achieve my DVM at CSU. As tuition costs rise (particularly out-of state) and with a lack of response in salaries, it’s become prohibitive for many to obtain professional degrees. It’s truly because of PSEP that I’m able to pursue the career that I’ll look forward to every day! I’d like to extend my gratitude to the State of Wyoming for helping me achieve my life-long dream of working with animals and saving lives. I encourage legislators to continue support for this invaluable program that gives people the chance to make a difference!

Pam

PSEP (Healthcare)
2009
Class of 2013
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine

I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, and growing up on a small ranch in Wyoming only reinforced my aspirations. The only problem was that I didn't have access to a veterinary school in Wyoming, so I would be paying out-of-state tuition at any institution I attended. Then I found out about WICHE, which gave me the cost of in-state-tuition via the generous support of my home state. Without WICHE, I would be facing a great deal of student debt and financial struggle upon graduation, but now, I can focus on my schooling without the looming dread of hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to pay back! I am very thankful for the support of the state of Wyoming in helping me pursue my dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. Thank you!

Pam Harmeyer

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I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, and growing up on a small ranch in Wyoming reinforced my aspirations. But I didn't have access to a veterinary school in Wyoming, so I would be paying out-of-state tuition at any institution I attended. Then I learned about PSEP, where I would pay in-state-tuition thanks to the support of my home state. Instead of facing tremendous student debt, I can now focus on my schooling without the looming dread of hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to pay back! Thank you Wyoming, for helping me pursue my dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian!

Jared

PSEP (Healthcare)
2007
Class of 2011
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Doctor of Medicine

As a resident from Wyoming, admission to medical school is difficult due to lack of a instate medical program. As such, obtaining acceptance into medical school can be challenging. Often out of state institutions are reluctant to accept non resident students due to the perceived idea that if accepted the non resident student will return to his/hers home state and deplete the pool of new physicians within that particular area. Additionally, the WWAMI program through the University of Washington, accepts a set number of Wyoming residents applying to medical school which can result in qualified applicants not being selected for acceptance. This is where the value of the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) shines through the most. By providing students with additional options for acceptance into medical school, as well as other professional programs, the PSEP creates greater opportunity to not only increase the number of future professionals but also enrich their learning experiences by proving students a chance to visit new areas of the country. As a product of the PSEP and The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences I have be presented with both an extremely strong medical education as well as a rich cultural and personal experience. I will be graduating from UND this coming May and plan to enter a residency in Orthopedic Surgery. I feel the value of this program to be immeasurable and I would advocate that the state legislature of Wyoming continue to support and fund the WICHE PSEP. For without it, I might not have become the future physician I am today. Jared M.

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As a Wyoming resident, getting admitted to medical school is challenging because we have no in-state program. WICHE’s PSEP provided me with options! The University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine has given me a strong medical education as well as a rich cultural and personal experience. I will graduate in May and plan to pursue a residency in orthopedic surgery. The value of PSEP is immeasurable, and I would advocate that the State of Wyoming continue to support students through WICHE’s PSEP. Without it, I might not have become the future physician I am today.

Shenae

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2017
Class of 2020
University of North Dakota
Physical Therapy

<p>The WICHE&nbsp;program has helped me to follow my lifelong goal of becoming a physical therapist. The program gives students the financial opportunity to pursue a degree that their home state does not offer. This financial help has expanded my connections with being in a different state while still keeping my connections in Wyoming. I am excited to see where the University of North Dakota takes me and I cannot wait to return to my home state to join the physical therapy team.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Shenae LaCroix</p>

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PSEP has helped me to follow my lifelong goal of becoming a physical therapist. I am excited to see where the University of North Dakota takes me, and I cannot wait to return to my home state to join the physical therapy team.

Amber

PSEP (Healthcare)
2016
Class of 2020
Washington State University
Veterinary Medicine

<p>I am studying veterinary medicine at Washington State University and have been enrolled as a WICHE PSEP student since I began vet school last year.&nbsp; My home state of Wyoming doesn&#39;t have a veterinary institution, but through the WICHE program I was able to apply to some of the top-ranked veterinary schools while being offered some financial&nbsp;relief.&nbsp; Being accepted as a WICHE&nbsp;candidate alleviated some of the financial strain I was already under by being a Type 1 diabetic and attempting to chase my DVM&nbsp;certificate.&nbsp; I encourage the continued support of this program as without it I would have had to choose between my health and my dreams.&nbsp; Thank you, Wyoming, for allowing a small town girl to work towards big dreams!</p>

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<p>Amber C</p>

What is your home state of residency?: 
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Being accepted as a PSEP candidate alleviated some of the financial strain I was under. I encourage the continued support of this program as without it I would have had to choose between my health and my dreams. Thank you, Wyoming, for allowing a small town girl to work toward big dreams!

James

PSEP (Healthcare)
2016
Class of 2019
Eastern Washington University
Physical Therapy

<p>With Wyoming not having a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, I was stuck looking out-of-state for a program that would fit my needs. WICHE PSEP has allowed me to go right into school without an increased worry about out-of-state tuition. Also, schools within the WICHE&nbsp;PSEP&nbsp;program have very good connections, which made it easier to talk to my pre-professional advisor about good places for me to apply. For those that are planning on going back to your state of residence after school, this is a great program for you.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>James Ottman</p>

What is your home state of residency?: 
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WICHE PSEP has allowed me to go into school without an increased worry about out-of-state tuition. Also, schools within the program have very good connections, which made it easier to talk to my pre-professional advisor about good places for me to apply. For those that are planning on going back to your state of residence after school, this is a great program for you.

Cossette

PSEP (Healthcare)
2016
Class of 2019
University of Utah
Doctor of Physical Therapy

<p>&nbsp;I have dreamed of&nbsp;going to physical therapy school for a long time, and would not let anything get in the way of that goal. &nbsp;With rising costs of tuition, this presented a stressful challenge. &nbsp; I wondered how I could possibly&nbsp;afford to go to graduate school and pay&nbsp;out of state tuition. &nbsp;Having the WICHE has afforded me the opportunity to go to a great school at a more reasonable price so I can focus on what counts, which is learning and getting the most out of this experience. &nbsp;Thanks to the WICHE, I am able to go to an incredible PT school and pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a physical therapist, a career that will eventually allow me to give back to the state that I love. &nbsp;</p>

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I dreamed of going to physical therapy school for a long time, and would not let anything get in the way of that goal. But with rising tuition costs, this presented a stressful challenge. I wondered how I could possibly afford to go to graduate school and pay out-of-state tuition. WICHE's PSEP program gave me the opportunity to go to a great school at a more reasonable price, so that I can focus on what counts: learning and getting the most out of my educational experience. Thanks to WICHE's program, I am able to go to an incredible PT school and pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a physical therapist -- a career that will eventually allow me to give back to the state that I love.

Rodney

PSEP (Healthcare)
2014
Class of 2017
University of North Dakota
Occupational Therapy

<p>The WICHE program allowed me to pursue a career opportunity I will enjoy and value. The funds gained from the program have allowed my education to be more affordable so I can reach my goal of becoming an occupational therapist. I would like to say thank you so much and I greatly appreciate this program.</p>

<p>Rodney Palmer</p>

What is your home state of residency?: 
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WICHE's PSEP program allowed me to pursue a career I will enjoy and value. The funding I receive through the program has made my occupational therapy education more affordable. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate this program.

Laurel

PSEP (Healthcare)
2014
Class of 2018
Colorado State University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

<p>Had it not been for the WICHE PSEP program, I would not have attended veterinary school. The price of a veterinary degree is often insurmountable and receiving support from the state of Wyoming has been a live saver! I will graduate with a fraction of the loan burden many of my fellow students are faced with and I feel very fortunate for this opportunity.</p>

<p>Laurel S.</p>

What is your home state of residency?: 
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Had it not been for the WICHE PSEP program, I would not have attended veterinary school. The price of a veterinary degree is often insurmountable and receiving support from the State of Wyoming has been a life saver! I will graduate with a fraction of the loan debt that many of my fellow students are facing. I feel very fortunate for this opportunity.

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