Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MS2
Hello everyone, I am Kate. I grew up in Singapore, and attended the University of Miami for college. I am currently a second year at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and I’m
excited to be serving as one of the APAMSA Pre-Med Directors this year. I have been involved in the pre-medical process since undergrad, where I served as the president of MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-medical Students), and I am a firm believer of establishing a pipeline for aspiring medical students. Some of my goals for this year include creating shared resources for various stages of the pre-medical and medical school application process, so that our undergraduate members can receive the support they need to achieve their goals. I look forward to working with the national board to serve all of you!
Resources and Opportunities
The road to becoming a physician is difficult without guidance. Thus, National APAMSA is here to provide resources to help you succeed!
1) APAMSA Mentorship Program
--If you are a pre-medical student and would like to be a part of the mentorship program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mission is to guide pre-medical students through the hurdles of college, MCAT, AMCAS, & many more through establishing a relationship between mentor (medical students) & mentee.
2) MD100 Project at Nhan Hoa Clinic in Southern California
--The non-profit & federally qualified health center, Nhan Hoa Clinic, and a group of pre-medical students initiated the MD100 Project in 2013. The MD100 Project's mission is to assist fellow students become acquainted to the intensity of the medical field as well as to offer guidance in order to become a successful medical school applicant. Furthermore, our goal is also to enlighten students with the joy being involved and lending a hand in making the world a better place.
Every year, MD100 Project holds its biggest event, 5-Weekend Seminar, to provide guidance to pre-medical students through workshops such as an overview of medical school, AMCAS, personal statement tips & MCAT, mock interviews, medical student panel, and physician panel. If you are interested in learning more about the medical field, click on the link below to view the 5-Weekend Seminar's podcasts.
3) Additional Resources
Premed Essay Contest (2011)