Alumni Spotlight: Max Danner 

By: Paul Mayberry

Max Danner, a 2014 RHS alumni and a current medical student at UMKC, was interviewed on Monday, February 12th, 2018, on the topic of life after high school.

What is the best way to get prepped for college?

“Besides just applying for scholarships and all that, just mentally get in the mindset of keeping yourself organized and keeping up on everything, like homework, bills, etc.”

What is a good use for the summer after high school and in between years during college?

“Pretty much just work to get some money saved up in order to pay off your loans, but another thing is studying for your graduate exam that you might have a couple of years in.”

What’s college been like so far?

“Well I’m in my 4th year and it’s a lot harder than high school, but it’s still possible to get good grades. The course material is also more interesting, because you choose it. So there’s that.”

What are your future plans?

“To be an oncologist/radiologist. Which I’m about halfway through, so I need 4 more years, plus 4 years after that for residency—which is basically just an advanced internship/training sort of job that gets you ready and certified for being a doctor.

Finally, do you have a favorite thing about high school in comparison to college and vice versa?

“I’d say my favorite thing about high school was the small town aspect, because in college it gets difficult to know people because you have to go out of your way to make friends. And I’d say my favorite thing about college is that you can choose your classes, so it’s more interesting, fulfilling, etc.”

Posted by scomegys On 26 February, 2018 at 9:35 AM