The inspiration behind creating MedConnects stems from the limited amount of resources available to pre-medical students at Cornell University. Due to the absence of individualized mentorship, we aim to connect Cornell pre-medical students to alumni that are either currently in medical school or attending physicians. Serving as the first organization to bridge aspiring physicians with experienced healthcare providers nationwide, we proudly support all cornellians in their journey to become health professionals!
Co-President & Advertisement Chair
Kaitlyn is a senior majoring in Biology & Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is originally from Elmwood Park, NJ and came to Cornell directly after high school. In addition to her role in MedConnects, Kaitlyn is part of the Absolute A Capella group, CSTEP, and is an assistant in the Ophir lab conducting research on various hormones associated with social bonding in prairie voles. She hopes to pursue some form of graduate school in the future. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching films, and playing with her pets.
Co-President & Events Chair
In addition to her role in MedConnects, Lina is part of the Cornell Healthcare Review and Project Sunshine. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and recently transferred to Cornell from UC Berkeley. She is now in her junior year majoring in human biology, health, and society with a minor in health policy in the College of Human Ecology, and on the pre-medical track. She is still exploring what specialty to pursue but is currently interested in pediatric cardiology and emergency medicine. In her free time, Lina enjoys reading, listening to music, and eating good food with family and friends.
Alumni Connections Chair
Kurtay is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences. At Cornell, Kurtay is currently an Undergraduate Teaching Consultant part of the International Teaching Assistant Program, a member of Phi Delta Epsilon co-ed Medical Fraternity, and Treasurer of Big Red Buddies. Outside of his clubs and academics, Kurtay loves going on runs, playing soccer, and hanging out with his friends.
Michelle is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences. In addition to her role in MedConnects, Michelle is an events coordinator for MECA (Muslim Educational and Cultural Association) and is part of a research lab on campus that focuses on language and cognition. She is also a part of the Biology Scholars Program, and enjoys going to South Asian events on campus!
Diego is a third-year undergraduate student at Cornell University studying biological science aspiring to be in the medical field. Diego enjoys music, video games, cars, and loves learning about new things!