Tanner Prendergast

Pre-med student Tanner Prendergast chose UMKC for affordability, city life

Chemistry major; pre-med | College of Arts and Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

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Where is UMKC taking you?

I’m a freshman from Liberty, Missouri. I’m living in an apartment, so being at UMKC is teaching me to be self-sufficient and to manage my time on my own.

Why did you choose UMKC?

There were financial reasons: Financial aid is easy to get, which will allow me to accumulate less college debt. I work at H&M, which helps with the expenses. Also, I love Kansas City and everything about being in the city.

What led you to UMKC?

I’m a premed student majoring in chemistry. I knew UMKC had a medical school and a premed track.

What are your lifelong goals?

I want to be a radiologist. At first I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, but my dad pointed out that radiologists are rarely on call, can work from home sometimes and have a healthy family/work balance.

What motto do you live by?

Take things as they come. I’m pretty laid back.

What excites you?

Longboarding. I also have a new PS3 I’m pretty excited about.

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