Are you considering taking a gap year or years before going on to medical school? Are you unsure of what you might do? Come hear from a panel of alumni who are either now in medical school or soon to be going. Learn a little about how they spent a year or more after Columbia and listen to their thoughts on the value of taking this time and having these experiences. The following alumni will be joining us:
- Ana Cisneros CC '11 Biology major
Ana is currently in the application process for medical school. She has several acceptances and is awaiting more decisions in the coming weeks. Ana spent time between college and medical school working full-time as an asthma educator at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital.
- Wei-Jen Hsieh CC '08 Biology major
Wei-Jen is currently a 2nd year at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before entering in 2010 she spent two years teaching 9th grade in a public school here in NYC.
- Rina Mauricio CC '09 History major
Rina is currently a 3rd year medical student at NYU School of Medicine. After graduation from Columbia Rina spent a year working as a Clinical Research Assistant with Dr. Michelle Warren in the OB/GYN department at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia.
- Alex Rosen CC '11 Economics major
Alex is currently a 1st year medical student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After graduation from Columbia Alex spent part of the summer working at a lab at Duke Medical Center and then in the fall he went to France to teach English to French high school students.
- Raphy Rosen CC '11 Concentration in Religion and Computer Science
Raphy is currently a 1st year student at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. After graduation from Columbia Raphy spent the the first part of the summer in the former Soviet Union working at summer camps and the latter part of the summer volunteering at a health clinic in Uganda. He then returned to the US and spent the year teaching at a private Jewish high school.
- Jenny Ruiz SEAS '11 Biomedical Engineering
Jenny is currently a 1st year student at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. After graduation from Columbia Jenny returned to her native California and spent the year serving in a local public school as a City Year corpsmember.