Blog Enhance Your Well-being During Winter Recess As the winter recess approaches, whether you're heading home or staying on campus, it's a prime opportunity to prioritize your personal well-being. Deciding Between PA and MD Hi! My name is Helen Ji and I’m a 5th year biochemistry major applying to medical school right now! Here,… Sophomore Huddle Kick off your sophomore year as a PreMed/PreHealth student and learn ways in which you can capitalize upon your Northeastern and Pre-Medical experiences to prepare you for success in a future application cycle to health professional school. Getting Started with PreMed PreHealth Experiences Having quality experiences is one of the most important things one can have on their applications to graduate level health professional schools. How to Become a Dental Assistant Post written by: Kaia Dziekiewicz Hi! My name is Kaia, and I am a second-year pre-dental student majoring in biology… Alumni Spotlight: An International Student’s Journey to Medicine, A Lesson of Resilience Post written by: Hoang Yen V Hello everyone! My name is Hoang Yen Vu, and I am a Biochemistry &… Alumni Spotlight: I finally got accepted to medical school Post written by: Ariella Bourdeau Getting accepted to medical school starts long before the application year, but if you’re reading… Summer 2023 Must Reads and Listens By: Kerri Johnson, PreMed and PreHealth Advising Staff With the end of classes here, and the warm weather quickly coming… Alumni Reflections: Applying Healthfully–Focusing on Mental Health During the Application Process by Timothy Scheinert, ‘19 My motivation for applying to medical school has its origins in classes in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. The greater part… Student Spotlight: Building Civically Engaged Health Professionals Post written by: Mansi Kinare, Joyce Shen, Emelie Poston, and Renee Cauchon Last month, we attended the 2023 IMPACT National… Student Reflections: MCAT and DAT Preparation with our Course Instructors Hi everyone! My name is Julia and I graduated from Northeastern last spring. I’m currently finishing my master’s in public… Alumni Reflections: Samuel Reynolds, MD, ’11 I've been in love with science since I was young but studying cellular biology at Northeastern University was a major… 2022 Health Professions Conference Recap! We are happy to report that the inaugural Health Professions Conference was a great success! Over 35 health profession programs… Student Spotlight – Meet Amal Elmady! My name is Amal Elmady, and I am a third-year first-generation student majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in… Meet the SSGs! Huskys who indicate a PreMed or PreHealth Pathway by creating a Medical Applicant Portal will also be matched with an upper-year PreMed/PreHealth Student Success Guide (SSG). These SSGs serve as a peer mentor, support along your PreMed/PreHealth Pathway, and resource for PreMed/PreHealth questions. Alumni Reflections: Creating my own path to medicine Written by Justine Newman When I was in the 7th grade, a coroner came to school for career day. While… Help fix my problem: I haven’t talked with any professors yet! Title: Help fix my problem: I haven’t talked with any professors yet! By: Kirsten Fertuck, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor and… Staff Book Review: Mountains Beyond Mountains; The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World When choosing a book to read for this spring, I narrowed in on Mountains Beyond Mountains due to my previous… Alumni Reflections: Building and Maintaining a Professional Network in Healthcare by Daniela Ruiz, ’22 In Healthcare, and in any other profession really, building and maintaining a professional network is a critical and essential skill.… Alumni Reflections: Applying…and ReApplying! by Kyle Nameth, ’20 Introduction Contrary to what some blogs, professional advising companies, and pre-med influencers on Instagram will tell you, the path to… Admissions Webinar: New England College of Optometry NECO presented just for NU students last semester! You can watch the recording here. Admissions Webinar: New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine NYIT COM presented just for NU students earlier this semester! You can watch the recording here. Staff Book Review: Black Man In a White Coat Black Man in a White Coat is a non-fiction book that follows along the story of Dr. Damon Tweedy as he… Alumni Reflections: Life at a Caribbean Medical School by Katerina Nozhenko, ’19 “It’s not easier.” Leading up to graduation, my swim coach told me “Why don’t you go to a Caribbean school?… Staff Book Review: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down; A Hmong Child and Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is a thought provoking and important read that really… The Unspoken PATH in Medicine: Reflections on Pathology by Michael Bernazzani, ’15 Michael, come over here and tell me what you see. I walked over to Dr. Ng’s microscope and looked in… New Student Welcome Meeting 2022 The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program welcomed a new cohort of students to Northeastern on Wednesday, September 28th. The workshop… Dental Alumni Panel The PreMed and PreHealth Program and NU PreDental Association hosted a Dental Alumni Panel on October 1. In this event… Daniela, Health Science, ’22 Do not give up, and take every opportunity that Northeastern has to offer because even the click of a link on the pre-med/pre-health website, the co-op application, or the long hours of study, can start shaping your future. Paulina, Health Science, ’23 Getting into medical school takes a lot of time and effort, both in school and outside of school; I think before anyone decides to pursue this path they should really ask themselves if one, they are willing to put in the time and work it takes, and two, if they think that their hard work will pay off in the future. Huskies United in the Front Lines Three Northeastern University alumni working in New York, fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic first hand in the Stony Brook Emergency Department.… University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Visit On Wednesday, November 6 the Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program welcomed the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Director of Recruitment & Alumni Services. US Army Visit: Health Professions Scholarship Program & March2Success On Monday, October 28, the Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program welcomed Staff Setgeant Sotith Sim with the United States Army to speak to Northeastern students about the Health Professions Scholarship Program and the March2Success program. Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program Admissions Visit On Thursday, October 24, the Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program welcomed Carol Goldberg, Associate Director of Admissions for the Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program. “Three Guys and a White Coat”; A Premed Podcast by Michael Bernazzani, ’15 Between the challenging academics, all the research opportunities and CO-OP program, Northeastern University has everything you need to build up your resume for the AMCAS application. Global PreHealth Experiences – the Atlantis Project Global Travel Experience for Pre-Health student – the Atlantis Project by Yen Vu It was January 2nd, 9 o’clock in… Case Western Reserve University Webinar On Tuesday, February 4 members of the Northeastern PreHealth community tuned in to a private webinar with the Assistant Director of Admissions at Case Western Reserve University, Thomas McKenzie. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Visit On Thursday, September 27, the Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program welcomed Kevin Zajac, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Tufts Dean of Admissions Visits Northeastern On Wednesday, November 13, the Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program was pleased to host Dr. David Neumeyer, Dean of Admissions of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dana, Behavioral Neuroscience, ’19, Accepted to Medical School My advice for you is to choose everything with intention - from the jobs you have, the organizations you join, and the way you spend your time - Be intentional. Ann, B.S. Biochemistry, ’07 | Mount Sinai School of Medicine I had 4 gap years between NU and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. I worked at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine in Boston for 3 years studying different autoimmune processes and targeted therapeutics. I learned so much from my colleagues. It was a really dynamic and fulfilling experience. Jeffrey, B.S. Biology, ’10 | Tufts University School of Medicine (MD/MPH) Because of the educational model that NU utilizes, I was able to participate in co-op and get involved in activities that most traditional students can’t without taking time off after. So for me, NU’s unique educational model really contributed to me being happy with my decision. Joe, B.S. Health Science, ’11 | Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine My goal when starting school was to become an emergency medicine physician. I have not changed my goal but will be keeping an open mind when it is time for rotations. I would eventually like to be in a position to teach and advise those who come after me. Katy, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’10 | Wake Forest Medical School If medicine is what you truly want to do, don’t let anything get in your way. I would make a plan about how I wanted to proceed with the application and stick to it! If you want to take a gap year, do it! I found that at all of my interviews, the interviewers were excited to hear about my upcoming plans and wanted to talk about them.