Student medical organization to hold panel event

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“All of these play into how you can apply into medical school. We’re going to try to elaborate on that.”

Kaylee Kean

The Pre-Professional Association Towards Careers in Health is holding a Medical Student Panel Event Tuesday, Oct. 15 from noon-1 p.m. in Gold Rooms B and C.

The event will bring leaders from various medical schools to speak to students and answer any questions the students may have.

Some panelists include the Dean of Admissions for the OUWB School of Medicine Christina Grabowski, and the Director of Admissions for the University of Michigan School of Medicine Robert F. Ruiz.

Tudor Moldovan, treasurer of PATCH and one of the organizers of the event, said this will be one of the organization’s biggest events of the year.

Discussion will center on the ins and outs of applying to medical school, according to Moldovan.

“Each school has different requirements,” Moldovan said. “There’s volunteering, there’s shadowing, there’s actual work experience, there’s recommendation, there’s grades, and then there’s extracurricular activities — and all of these play into how you can apply into medical school. We’re going to try to elaborate on that.”

This event will be great because students will have the chance to hear from the deans themselves about the application process, according to Moldovan. 

Wasym Mando, president of PATCH, said he is proud of what he and his team have brought to Oakland.

“We got individuals who are extremely high up on the hierarchical ladder as far as medical schools are concerned,” Mando wrote via email. “I really hope students get the information that I was not provided with when I was a freshman.”

The Medical Student Panel Event is open to the public, although Moldovan said the target audience is medical school students.

“We’re doing this for our members,” Moldovan said. “It’s only helpful for them if they get answers to the questions they want to know specifically. It gives them a little bit of an advantage.”

The Honors College is making it an extra credit event, according to Moldovan.

The event is being co-sponsored by Career Services. Free food will be provided. Moldovan said it is suggested that students dress formally.

For more information email [email protected] or [email protected] Students interested in joining PATCH can visit orgsync.com/34074/chapter