AWARDS AND HONORS: Dean’s List: (2007-2008, 2009-2010): The College of William and Mary, awarded to students with a GPA above 3.6
Presidential Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Exemplary Leadership (2007): Earlham College Commonwealth College Scholarship (2007): University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cornell University Employee Scholarship (2007): Cornell University Directors Award – American School of Doha (2007): Given to the student who most exemplifies scholarship, service, and honorable conduct as determined by the director.
AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS:
National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Texas Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Phi Eta Sigma: Freshman Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta: Freshman Honor Society ROTC (2007) Health Careers Club Co-CURRICULAR, COMMUNITY AND WORK RELATED EXPERIENCES:
Health For All Inc. (Summer 2010): Checked in patients, obtained vitals, obtained patient histories, shadowed doctors. Health For All is a clinic in Bryan, TX serving patients with little-to-no income and no insurance.
Program in Medical Spanish – Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (C.P.I. – Costa Rica) (Summer 2010) 1. 96 classroom hours 2. 20 clinical hours 3. ~850 hours of complete emersion Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) Athletic Coordinator (Currently Serving): Responsible for organizing and coaching the different CCM intramural sports teams at William and Mary. William and Mary Tutor: Varsity Athletic Department (Spring 2009 - Present): Work with varsity athletes as a tutor in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Paid position.
Brazos Valley Pre-Natal Clinic (Summer 2009): Worked as a volunteer at this pre-natal clinic for uninsured and low-income expectant mothers in the Bryan/College Station area of Texas, many of whom are Spanish-speaking only. Responsibilities included checking in patients, checking vitals and lab work. Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX): EMT-B Program (Summer 2009): A 5-week accelerated program resulting in CPR/First Aid Certification for Health Care Providers and EMT-B course completion. Required 120 class hours, 72 ambulance hours and clinical hours in the Emergency Room, Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care Unit and Behavioral Care Unit. Included on-the-job education with doctors, nurses, medical technicians and paramedics as well as participating in rounds with physicians. Personal future plans include working this summer as an EMT and medical technician in a Brazos Valley clinic as well as volunteering with the Williamsburg Fire Department next semester. Rawls Byrd Elementary School Mentor (Spring 2009): Volunteered as a teacher’s aide at a local elementary school assisting children with cognitive developmental disabilities. Exxon Mobil Health, Safety and Environment Intern (Summer 2008): Developed and led a project to identify occupational health hazards for welders and unexplainable deaths among welders. Published and presented findings to Exxon Mobil Project Management Team (PMT) in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Research in Neuroscience (Fall 2009): Research focusing on the neurological pathways involved in thermoregulation. Current project: The Effects of Leptin on Thermosensitive Neurons in the PO/AH. Working with Dr. John D. Griffin at The College of William and Mary. Research in Biology (Spring 2008 through Spring 2009): Research in evolutionary biology and animal behavior with Dr. George Gilchrist at The College of William and Mary (currently director at the NSF). Greatness (Theology of the Body) (Fall 2009 – Fall 2010): Group dedicated to explaining the importance of the teachings of John Paul II as outlined in the Theology of the Body. Member of the executive board. Freshman Mentoring/Advising, William and Mary Student Mentor Program (Summer 2009 - Present): I was assigned a group of incoming, pre-med Freshman, in order to advise them during their transition from high school to college. I helped them with registration, course selection and communicating with professors and department heads. AFYA (2007-2008): AIDS awareness group; served an event coordinator and vice-president. William and Mary IM Sports (2007-Present): Soccer, Basketball, Football (captain/coach), Softball (captain/coach). William and Mary Club Baseball (2007-2008): Catcher & corner infielder. Research in Epidemiology (Summer 2007): In conjunction with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Worked on project dealing with colorectal cancer rates in Doha, Qatar with Dr. William Greer. MEDICAL SHADOWING EXPERIENCES Dr. Michael Jones, MD (Summer 2010): Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine Dr. Robert Hash, MD (Summer 2010): Family Medicine Dr. Evelyn Sanchez (Summer 2010): Family & General Medicine (Costa Rica) Dr. Charles Seager, MD (Spring 2010): Family Medicine Dr. Michael Jacobson, MD (Fall 2009): ENT Surgical Specialist Dr. Frank Colunga, MD (Summer 2009): Emergency Medicine Dr. Ashoka Asundi, MD (Summer 2009): Emergency Medicine Dr. Michael Potter, MD (Fall 2008): Sports Medicine
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/15/2010
Undergraduate college: College of William and Mary
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences