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ATSU-MOSDOH student says classmates build strong bonds, provide support during program

A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) student Blake Lewis, D2, was happy to have the opportunity to stay home for dental school.

Lewis, who is from Kirksville, Missouri, and graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor’s in exercise science, found the right fit for dental school in his backyard.

“ATSU felt like home. Everyone I met here was welcoming and friendly,” he said. 

While he expected to remain near his actual family, Lewis also found he had a new family at ATSU-MOSDOH.

“I enjoy how close our class is. The small class size allows us to build strong bonds with almost everyone. At about any school event you can bet some of our classmates will be there and ready to have a good time,” Lewis said.

Lewis is a member of Delta Sigma Delta, a simulation clinic tutor, and student ambassador. 

“I became a student ambassador because I enjoy working with other people. This position allows me to interact and hear the stories from a diverse group of people,” he said.

In his downtime, Lewis enjoys hunting and fishing. He also previously coached both high school and college football.

He hopes to one day become a general dentist and serve the community he calls home.

“ATSU is helping prepare me for this through our course work and ATSU’s focus on serving the underserved,” Lewis said.

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