Summer Programs: Yale SMDEP | The UChicago PreMed

Most doctors in his area are either Asian or Caucasian, which explains the “culture shock” he experienced while studying with fellow Black and Latino students at the Yale SMDEP site. He eagerly welcomed the exposure, recognizing the wave of the future.

She participated in the Yale SMDEP program during Summer 2010

Yale SMDEP 2009 Talent Show - YouTube

Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, South America, Diana Mosquera moved to the U.S. about 10 years ago and admits to being a "born planner." She has always taken the initiative to seek out enriching experiences that make the most of her undergraduate years—from day one. In addition to the Yale SMDEP program, Diana participated last summer in the 2008Travelers Summer Research Fellowship program at Weill Cornell Medical College where she had the opportunity to work with mentor Dr. Carol Mancuso on a clinical asthma project; last April, she also participated in the Biomedical Science Careers Program hosted by Harvard Medical College. Diana plans to apply to medical school in a year’s time, and has for the past two years dedicated much of her time to physician shadowing at Stony Brook Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Kimberly Fenton at the pediatric intensive care unit. Diana has also served as co-chair of the Student Health Advisory committee (Fall 2008- present); Chair of the Undergraduate Homecoming Committee (Fall 08); was an undergraduate TA for Macroeconomics; and worked as a student receptionist in the Dean of Students office from Fall 06 to the present. She is an enthusiastic Stony Brook Student Ambassador (Fall 2007 - present): “I love being a student ambassador! We get to go to the coolest school events ever! I was able to meet theSurgeon General, Rear Admiral Steven Galson, a Stony Brook alumni, when he came last spring. I shook his hand and asked him questions about economics, health care…I was really happy that I was able to meet him and ask him questions. “

Yale SMDEP 2013 Public Health - Surgery - Prezi

Yale SMDEP is a six-week intensive summer program for highly motivated first and second year college students who are considering a career in medicine.
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Name : LaShawndra Walker
Attending : Howard University
Year : Freshman
Attending: University of Virginia Medical School SMDEP

Name: Daniel Woolridge
Attending: Brown University
Year: Freshman
Attending: Yale University SMDEP
Bapak closed the session by thanking everyone for coming in the traditional manner, and by asking everyone to share where they were coming from.; The Yale SMDEP draws talented college students interested in the pre-med curriculum from all over the country. The participants in the workshop came from across the United States, from the East Coast: Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida; the Midwest: Chicago, Cleveland, Houston; and the West Coast: Los Angeles. Several participants were from outside the Continental US: from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Ethiopia. Everyone thanked Bapak very much, asking follow-up questions about training, and about the Gamelan music that had been playing in the background for the duration of the lecture and workshop.

Yale SMDEP 2013 Don't Stop Believing

Thursday evening at Yale University was very special: Leonardo Stoute, Director of the International Silat Federation of America, led a Wellness Program for the Yale SMDEP. Leonardo Stoute, also known by his title Bapak Waleed, gave an hour-long lecture, followed by a second workshop hour, leading the attendees in breathing exercises, stepping, and hand movements. During his lecture, Bapak delighted the audience with stories from his own life, from coming to America not speaking a word of English, to receiving his MBA and being poised at the top of the business world, training as an Olympic level athlete with black belt in tae kwon do and red sash in kung fu. Ultimately entered an enlightened path, heading deeper into Indonesia for the last 28 years, he has spent time with the Elders to learn the ways of Silat Tuo Minang, Seni Silat Haqq, and Silat Randai of West Sumatra, the root of the Indonesian people and the Silat “Seni” arts of that region.

Yale SMDEP 2013 Talent Show Yale Boyz!

Thursday evening at Yale University was very special: Leonardo Stoute, Director of the International Silat Federation of America, led a Wellness Program for the Yale SMDEP. Leonardo Stoute, also known by his title Bapak Waleed, gave an hour-long lecture, followed by a second workshop hour, leading the attendees in breathing exercises, stepping, and hand movements. During his lecture, Bapak delighted the audience with stories from his own life, from coming to America not speaking a word of English, to receiving his MBA and being poised at the top of the business world, training as an Olympic level athlete with black belt in tae kwon do and red sash in kung fu. Ultimately entered an enlightened path, heading deeper into Indonesia for the last 28 years, he has spent time with the Elders to learn the ways of Silat Tuo Minang, Seni Silat Haqq, and Silat Randai of West Sumatra, the root of the Indonesian people and the Silat “Seni” arts of that region.

Yale SMDEP 2013 Talent Show Yale Boyz

Yale SMDEP is more than just six weeks of hard work to prepare for medical school. Students also have an opportunity to work together, share experiences and aspirations, and simply enjoy each other's friendship and support. SMDEP students create a new network of relationships and enjoy special experiences that are remembered and valued for years.