Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Voices of Diversity

  • How to ask for letters of recommendation

    One of the most intimidating parts of the medical/dental school application process is requesting letters of recommendation from professors. If you’re like me – then you had a million questions at this juncture (Who do I ask?; When do I ask?; How do I approach them? –  you get the picture!). Rest assured, T4D has […]

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  • How did I choose which medical schools to apply to?

    I remember the exact moment I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor. I was five years old sitting at the dining room table speaking to them about the medical appointment I had earlier that day. They both looked at me with eyes that only parents know how to make. Their eyes expressed […]

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  • Pivot Point – Alden Landry, MD, MPH

    Name: Alden Landry, MD, MPH Title: Co-Director – Tour for Diversity in Medicine; Attending Physician – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine Nickname on Tour: Dad Hometown: Baytown, Tx College: Prairie View A&M University Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine […]

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  • Pre-health Advisor Reflections: Tomas Varela, Jr

    Name: Tomas Varela, Jr Position: Health Professions Advisor Institution: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ   How long have you been at your current position at this institution? Three years. How did you find yourself on the path of becoming a pre-health advisor? This position represents a combination of my academic background and interest in education and […]

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  • Pre-health Advisor Reflections: Joseph Stabile

    Name: Joseph Stabile, Ph.D. Position: Professor of Biology, Health Professions Advisor Institution: Iona College, New Rochelle, NY – No I do not “own a college” – It’s Iona College!       How long have you been at your current position at this institution? I have been at Iona for 18 years and this is […]

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  • Pre-health Advisor Reflections: Michael D. Druitt

    Name: Michael D. Druitt, MS Position: Medical Science/Pre-health Coordinator; Assistant Professor – Biological Sciences; Assistant to the Dean Institution: Hampton University – School of Science, Hampton, VA       How long have you been at your current position at this institution? I became Assistant to the Dean, and Medical Science / Pre-health Coordinator in […]

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  • Pre-health Advisor Reflections: Thomas Landefeld

    Name: Thomas Landefeld Position: Professor of Biology; Pre-health advisor Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills   How long have you been at your current position at this institution? I have been at California State University – Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) since 1996. Prior to CSUDH, I was at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) where […]

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  • My Path: Kittra Owens, DPM

    Hometown: Mobile, Alabama College: Tuskegee University,Tuskegee, Alabama Podiatry School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Residency: Oakwood Healthcare Center, Dearborn, Michigan Current Position: Chief Attending – Podiatric Surgery, Department of Orthopedics Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida       What is your role within the United States Military? What was the draw to the […]

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  • My Path: Danielle Johnson

    On the Georgia State University stop during our second tour, we met college student Danielle Johnson. Although she initially didn’t know that T4D would be on her campus, she happened to “stumble in” at the right time and place. Danielle continued to maintain a consistent relationship with one of our mentors afterwards. What was once […]

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  • My Path: Valerie Pierre

    It’s been a while since our last segment.  We revive our MyPath series as we highlight Student Doctor Valerie Pierre’s story of determination and for a lack of better words – serendipity. She currently is a second-year medical student at Creighton University School of Medicine. Valerie did not attend the Tour for Diversity, however, her […]

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