RWJF Scholars Forum & SMDEP 25th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon

This past weekend I was in Washington, D.C. for the SMDEP Alumni Summit and 25th Anniversary Celebration. Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded program for underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students on the medical or dental path. It offers academic enrichment, clinical exposure, career development, health policy seminars, and … Continue reading RWJF Scholars Forum & SMDEP 25th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon

Perelman School of Medicine 2015 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for URM Students

Hey Y'all! I received an email about this program and I figured I'ld share with my younger readers. You don't have to be a Penn undergraduate, so if you meet the eligibility criteria, I encourage you to apply! I personally did not do the program, but it definitely seems like a GREAT opportunity. Check out … Continue reading Perelman School of Medicine 2015 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for URM Students

Teaching My First College Seminar – “Say No to the Freshman 15!”

Taking a gap year has its advantages. It's certainly not for everyone but this period is invaluable in allowing you to mature as an individual, explore your passions, and better yourself  - which has definitely been my case. My gap year has been full of many adventures - gaining more research experience, two Spartan obstacle races, … Continue reading Teaching My First College Seminar – “Say No to the Freshman 15!”

My Interview with Accepted.com

Blogging is turning out to be a really interesting experience, I embrace it all. I was recently interviewed by Accepted.com, an admissions consultancy. Although I am not utilizing any consulting services for my application process, their website does have useful tips and advice to guide applicants. In my interview, I discuss my premed journey, my gap … Continue reading My Interview with Accepted.com