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Monday, February 15, 2010Senior Samuel Marcrom of the Lipscomb Men’s Golf team has received acceptance into the University of Tennessee at Memphis Medical School.
Marcrom started playing golf at a young age with his father, who also had an influence on his decision to become a physician.
“From as far back as I can remember, my dad had me on the golf course,” said Marcrom. “He is a pharmacist, so my whole life I was exposed to healthcare and the medical world. Over time, I decided I wanted to do something in that field.”
Marcrom went on a medical mission trip to Guatemala after his senior year of high school. He was immediately hooked on a future career of serving others after getting to work hands on with doctors there.
“That mission trip had a really big influence on me,” said Marcrom. “I fell in love with it and thought this is definitely what I want to do with my life.”
Marcrom plans to take a number of things he learned from Lipscomb to Memphis with him. He greatly benefitted from the small class sizes, approachable professors, and the hands-on learning of Lipscomb’s science department. He feels “as prepared as he’ll ever be” for what lies ahead at medical school.
One of the things he is most grateful for is the lessons he learned and the experiences he had while playing for the golf team. “In golf you have to learn what integrity means even when you can get away with something,” said Marcrom. “The heart of golf teaches that, and I’m really going to miss it.”
After graduating in May, Marcrom will marry fellow Lipscomb graduate Sarah Riggs and move to Memphis where he will begin medical school in the fall of 2010.
Written by Rachel Carden, student assistant in sports information.p>