MEDICAL STUDENT MENTORS

 
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YI FAN CHEN

MD Student - Case Western Reserve University

Yi Fan Chen is a 2018 graduate with a B.S. in biological sciences with a specialization in biochemistry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is now a second year MD-PhD student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in pathology, internal medicine, or dermatology. He has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in pursuing an MD-PhD degree, and are in need of advice on the medical school application process as a whole. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Chen. He prefers to provide mentorship via email or video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc.).

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TINGANN HSIAO

MD Student - Sidney Kimmel Medical School

TingAnn Hsiao is a 2018 graduate with a B.S. in human biology, health, and society with a minor in health policy from the College of Human Ecology. She is now a first year allopathic medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical School (Thomas Jefferson) and plans to pursue a career in emergency medicine or psychiatry. She has particular interest in mentoring students that are in the LGBTQ community, need advice on how to excel with a weaker application and/or lower grades, need assistance with determining which schools (MD, DO, Caribbean) to apply to and what each entails, in need of advice to succeed in your medical school interview, and those that plan to pursue a postbac or have/will encounter(ed) other nontraditional paths to medical school. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Hsiao. She prefers to provide mentorship over the phone or through email.

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REBECCA BARNETT

MD/MPH Student - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine '24

Rebecca Barnett (she/her/hers) is a 2017 graduate with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences. She is in the four-year MD/MPH dual degree program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology with a particular interest in sexual medicine and LGBTQ+ health, and in serving marginalized and underserved communities.
Prior to medical school, she worked at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY on an infectious disease research team that focused on vaginal infections. 
She has particular experience with and interest in mentoring students taking gap/growth years and those personally and/or professionally interested in ob-gyn, LGBTQ+, and public health. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, video chatting (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.), over the phone, or in person in South Florida.

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SCOTT TUCKER

MD/PHD Student -  Penn State College of Medicine

Scott Tucker is a 2010 graduate with a B.E. in biological and environmental engineering from the College of Engineering and graduated with a masters in biomedical engineering in 2011. He is now a sixth year MD-PhD student at Penn State College of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in orthopedics  He has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in pursuing an MD-PhD degree, or are first generation college students. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Tucker. He prefers to provide mentorship over the phone or via email.

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MATTHEW ENGEL

MD/PHD Student -  Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Matthew Engel is a 2017 graduate with a B.S. in nutritional sciences from the College of Human Ecology. He is now a fifth-year MD-PhD student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in psychiatry, neurology, or some combination thereof. He has experience mentoring students interested both in MD-PhD and MD tracks. He is happy to provide mentorship on a flexible schedule and by your preferred mode of communication (Zoom, phone calls, email, etc.).

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GABRIELLE STEINL

MD Student -  Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Gabrielle Steinl is a 2017 graduate with a B.S. in human biology, health and society and a minor in health policy from the College of Human Ecology. She is now a third year medical student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and is considering a career in general or orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology. She has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in pursuing the aforementioned. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Steinl. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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MITCHELL GRONOWITZ

MD Student -  Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Mitchell Gronowitz is a 2017 graduate with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in computer science from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is now a third year medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in psychiatry or internal medicine. He has particular interest in mentoring students that need advice on if they should apply to medical school, when and how to apply, and general pre-med and medical school advice. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Gronowitz. He prefers to provide mentorship via email, video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone. 

Notice: We are thrilled to see you making use of our alumni mentorship platform, but unfortunately, Mitchell Gronowitz is at full capacity for the number of mentees he can mentor at the moment. We recommend you continue to look for another mentor that is conducive to your needs. Thank you in advance for being flexible.

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ZACHARY KASSIR

MD Student -  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Zachary Kassir is a 2017 graduate with a B.A. in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is now a third year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in either internal medicine or ENT. He has particular interest in mentoring students that need advice on studying for and taking the MCAT, are considering a gap year, or are interested in health-policy research. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Kassir. He prefers to provide mentorship via email or over the phone.

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AKITO NICOL

DO Student -  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Akito Nicol is a 2016 graduate with a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is now a first year medical student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and is considering pursuing a career in emergency or internal medicine. He has particular interest in mentoring students that are nontraditional and those that have deficits (poor grades, clinical experience, etc) in their application. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Nicol. He prefers to provide mentorship via email or through video chatting (Skype, Facetime, etc.).

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MARY KIM

MD Student -  Baylor College of Medicine

Mary Kim is a 2015 graduate with a B.S. in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is now a fourth year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in general surgery. She is open to mentoring all students who need mentorship and prefers to provide mentorship via email, over the phone, or through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc).

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ELLEN HONG

MD/PhD Student -  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ellen Hong is a 2017 graduate with a B.A. in biological sciences and a minor in music from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is now a third year MD-PhD student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is undecided on what speciality she will pursue. However, her scientific interests are in studying cancer epigenetics. She has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in pursuing an MD-PhD degree. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Hong. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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EVE BISHOP

MD Student -  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Eve Bishop is a 2015 graduate with a B.A. in biology and society from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is now a fourth year medical student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in anesthesiology and critical care. She has particular interest in mentoring students who need assistance with preparing a competitive medical school application, those who are student-athletes, and those that are interested in pursuing a career in anesthesiology (both general and pediatric), and critical care. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Bishop. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone. 

Notice: We are thrilled to see you making use of our alumni mentorship platform, but unfortunately, Eve Bishop is at full capacity for the number of mentees she can mentor at the moment. We recommend you continue to look for another mentor that is conducive to your needs. Thank you in advance for being flexible.

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ARIEL WAMPLER

MD Student -  Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Ariel Wampler is a 2015 graduate with a B.S. in human biology, health, and society from the College of Human Ecology. She is now a fifth year medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth due to her taking an additional year to conduct research and will be starting her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery shortly after she graduates medical school. She has particular interest in mentoring students who are interested in pursuing a career in plastic or reconstructive surgery, have interests in health policy, medical education and ethics, and students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Wampler. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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MARK REN

MD Student - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mark Ren is a 2017 graduate with a B.S in biology and a minor in computer science from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is now a third year medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery. He has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in orthopaedic surgery, surgery in general, artificial intelligence in medicine, and medical education. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Mr. Ren. He prefers to provide mentorship via email, over the phone, or through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc).

Notice: We are thrilled to see you making use of our alumni mentorship platform, but unfortunately, Mark Ren is at full capacity for the number of mentees he can mentor at the moment. We recommend you continue to look for another mentor that is conducive to your needs. Thank you in advance for being flexible.

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MADELINE MICELI

MD Student - New York Medical College

Madeline Miceli is a 2017 graduate with a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Italian from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is now a fourth-year medical student at New York Medical College applying to Internal Medicine residencies. She hopes to pursue a career in hematology/oncology. She is open to mentoring all students who need mentorship and prefers to provide mentorship through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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HANNAH KONDOLF

MD/PhD Student - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hannah Kondolf is a 2015 graduate with a B.S. in human biology, health, and society from the College of Human Ecology. She is now a third year MSTP student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is undecided on which speciality she will pursue following medical school, but has been considering immunology or pediatrics. She has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in immunology and those that want to become physician-scientists. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Kondolf. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, over the phone, or through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc).

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ALYSSA TUTUNJIAN

MD Student - Tufts University School of Medicine

Alyssa Tutunjian is a 2013 graduate with a B.S. in human biology, health, and society from the College of Human Ecology. After graduating, she obtained two Master’s degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine; one in public health and the other in biomedical sciences. She is now a fourth year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in general surgery. She has particular interest in mentoring students that are interested in general surgery, transplant surgery, public health, population health management and non-traditional students that are considering taking gap years or completing a master’s program. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Tutunjian. She prefers to provide mentorship via email, through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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JULIE MINA

MD Student - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Julie Mina is a 2015 graduate with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in global health from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is now a third year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in OB/GYN. She has particular interest in mentoring students who are considering taking a gap year, interested in cardiovascular research, or are student athletes, as Ms. Mina played rugby at Cornell.  However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Ms. Mina. She prefers to provide mentorship through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc), or over the phone.

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GAVRIELLE ROOD

MD Student - SUNY Upstate Medical University

Gavrielle Rood is a 2019 graduate with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is now a first year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University and is undecided on which speciality she will pursue following medical school, but has been considering internal medicine, pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics. She is open to mentoring all students who need mentorship and prefers to provide mentorship via email, over the phone, or through video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc).

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BRANDON CARLSON-CLARKE

Clinical Research Coordinator - Stanford Medicine

Brandon is a 2021 graduate with a B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior. He transferred as a junior from Tacoma Community College and founded MedConnects organization in the fall of 2019. He is now taking two gap years to work as a clinical research coordinator in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology at Stanford Medicine before matriculating into medical school. He has a particular interest in mentoring underrepresented students, non-traditional students, specifically, those who are considering a gap year (or multiple), and transfer students. However, all students are eligible to receive mentorship from Brandon. He is open to providing mentorship via text, call, email, or video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc.).