Health science alumnus takes next step in medical career

November 29, 2023

Alex Holle standing in a suit with a stethoscope around his neck, standing next to two other people.

Alex Holle ’22, developed a passion for healthcare at a young age and now after graduating from Quinnipiac, he is moving on to complete his medical degree at the extremely competitive Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

“My experience at Quinnipiac prepared me very well for medical school,” said Holle. “My professors were always incredibly knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to assist each and every student. I always felt very comfortable going to them for help. My fellow students were also incredibly supportive and made the school feel like home. This truly allowed me to thrive.”

His experience as a mobility volunteer at Hartford Hospital during his college career inspired his decision to attend medical school. At the hospital, Holle would walk with patients who were unable to do so themselves. He described his love for motivating patients to return to their lifestyles prior to surgery and support their progress. This position was Holle’s very first time directly interacting with patients and he discovered his admiration for working with people as a part of a larger healthcare team.

After four years as a Bobcat, Holle is moving on to become a doctor beginning this year. The medical degree program at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is known for its competitive, grueling application process. He explained how the process takes a full year to complete which includes passing the Medical College Admission test (MCAT), a personal essay, an interview and many more steps.

“I was incredibly blessed to be accepted at Mayo and it was a no-brainer that it was where I was going to attend,” said Holle.

He continues to stay motivated due to his fellow dedicated peers and passion for science. Through his experiences, Holle has seen how care and compassion translate into impacting another’s well-being and health, which continues to inspire him every day.

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