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Meet the Students of NYMC: Candace Ford

Although Candace Ford is studying for her master’s in Experimental Pathology, she is one of those rare few who arrive at the doors of science by way of the arts.

Candace Ford

Candace ford

M.S. Student
Graduate School of Basic Medical Science


One of three children brought up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Candace studied dance from the age of four, performing with a professional dance troupe at Disney World for a summer and for two seasons as a member of the dance team for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. But she admits that science was always her calling—evidenced by the degree in microbiology she earned at Penn State University.

Q: What are you proudest of?

A: My drive. I’ve always managed to persevere and stay motivated.


Q: What helped you make your decision to study at New York Medical College?

A: Its proximity to New York City. My younger brother is an undergraduate there and I’ve always loved the city, so that makes it even more interesting.


Q: What is your next goal?

A: To graduate with my master’s in experimental pathology from NYMC and begin a career in pathology.


Q: What do you want prospective students to know about New York Medical College?

A: There is always someone willing to help and give you guidance. Even if you stop someone in a hallway to ask advice, you’ll get a positive and thorough response.