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Mentors are listed by their assigned Learning Community/program, then alphabetically by last name. Use the following links to jump directly to a specific Learning Community/program:

Blackstone

Skelly Enabulele, MS3

Osemwengie.Enabulele@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Tufts University (Community Health)

Hometown: Abington, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school. I belong to an underrepresented minority in medicine.
Interests: Orthopedics, sports medicine, mentorship, basketball, volleyball, and SNMA!

Kelly Flanagan, MS3

Kelly.Flanagan2@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Tufts University (Biomedical Engineering)
Graduate: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

Hometown: Boxborough, MA
About Me: I took five years off before medical school, during which I earned my Master's, did a stint in healthcare consulting, and worked as a biomedical engineer at a medical device startup.
Interests: Research, biomedical/medical device innovation, running, yoga, biking, and hiking!

Anna Gubala, MS3

Anna.Gubala@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross (Biology)

Hometown: Maynard, MA
About Me: I am a first-generation college student and took one year off before medical school to work as a medical assistant at a primary care clinic.
Interests: Soccer, skiing, and movies!

Andrew Gusev, MS4

Andrew.Gusev@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (CTRP)
Expected Specialty: Urology

Undergraduate: University of Chicago (Biologic Sciences)

Hometown: Wayland, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to work for Epic. I am currently taking a year off to do research.
Interests: Urologic oncology research, running, and surfing!

Nicole Hayes, MS3

Nicole.Hayes@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Providence College (Biology & Math)
Graduate: Master of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Hometown: Hingham, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school, during which I spent one year earning my Master's and the other working at South Shore Medical Center as a surgical coordinator and in the medical records department.
Interests: Anything outside, rock climbing, and coffee!

Grace McKay-Corkum, MS4

Grace.McKay-Corkum@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics or Medicine/Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Smith College (Neuroscience & Chemistry)

Hometown: Rehoboth, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to conduct radiation oncology research at the NIH. I also took an additional year off in medical school to do research.
Interests: Basic/translational research, oncology, playing tennis, baking and going to museums!

Cesar Rodriguez, MS4

Cesar.Rodriguez@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (RHS)
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Columbia University (History & Biology)

Hometown: Santa Marta, Colombia & Framingham, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to conduct clinical research for Beth Israel in the St. Vincent Hospital ED, where I learned phlebotomy procedural skills.
Interests: Infectious disease, nephrology, diversity and inclusion in medicine, underrepresented minorities in medicine, rural health, movies, Star Wars, LOTR, Harry Potter, humanism, reflective writing, philosophy and literature, and video games (PS4 and Nintendo Switch)!

Kathryn Stefos, MS4

Kathryn.Stefos@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Family Medicine

Undergraduate: Georgetown University (Neurobiology)

Hometown: Lancaster, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to work as a tech in an emergency department in northern Virginia.
Interests: Lifestyle medicine, community health, disaster preparedness, cooking, and exercise!

Brightwood

Jane Chuprin, MS3

Jane.Chuprin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/PhD

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania (Molecular Biology)

Hometown: Boston, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Cancer immunotherapy research, ballet, running, flute, and piano!

Rebecca Earle, MS4

Rebecca.Earle@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (RHS)
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Trinity College (Biology)

Hometown: Sudbury, MA
About Me: I took four years off before medical school to work at Massachusetts General Hospital in clinical research and continuing medical education in obesity medicine. I currently commute to campus.
Interests: Medical education, yoga and mindfulness, running, and outdoor activities!

Abraham Lin, MS4

Abraham.Lin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/MSCI (CTRP)
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Harvard University (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

About Me: I took six years off before medical school to build medical software, first at Massachusetts General Hospital and then at an early-stage healthcare IT startup. I am currently taking a year off to earn my Master's.
Interests: Clinical informatics/healthcare IT, quality improvement, leadership in medicine, medical education, health policy, photography, and video games!

Betsy McGovern, MS3

Elisabeth.McGovern@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (PURCH)

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame (Biology)

Hometown: Andover, MA
About Me: I took four years off before medical school. I spent one year teaching at a charter school in Boston followed by three years serving as a family navigator at Boston Medical Center for parents of patients in the NICU and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Department.
Interests: Trauma and child development, Bravo television, Beyoncé, and running!

Kathryn Norman, MS3

Kathryn.Norman@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (PURCH)

Undergraduate: Harvard University (Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Hometown: Billerica, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to work for the CDC in the Public Health Associate Program. I mostly worked on public health emergency preparedness for a county health department in Modesto, CA but also spent a few months working on the Zika virus response at CDC headquarters in Atlanta.
Interests: Public health, epidemiology research, creative writing, music (especially playing violin and piano), and hiking!

Michelle Ouellette, MS4

Michelle.Ouellette@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Medicine/Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Providence College (Biology & Neuroscience)

Hometown: North Andover, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Teaching, piano, and boating!

Amanda Whitehouse, MS3

Amanda.Whitehouse@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (PURCH)

Undergraduate: University of Michigan Ann Arbor (Neuroscience)

Hometown: Braintree, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school, during which I taught 6th grade science and conducted research at Joslin Diabetes Center.
Interests: Organized medicine/health policy, medical education, and U of M sports - Go Blue!

Clare Wynne, MS4

Clare.Wynne@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Brandeis University (Biology)

Hometown: Plymouth MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to join an AmeriCorps community health program in Boston
Interests: Performing arts!

Burncoat

Peter Choi, MS3

Peter.Choi@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Brown University (Biology)

Hometown: Lee, MA
About Me: I took five years off before medical school to conduct research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, with some traveling sprinkled in.
Interests: Skiing, soccer, and travel!

Benjamin Cook, MS3

Benjamin.Cook@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (GHP)

Undergraduate: Colgate University (Religious Studies)

Hometown: Andover, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school, during which I took on a number of seasonal jobs, including leading backpacking trips for high schoolers, landscaping, and barista-ing. I also ski bummed and volunteered/traveled abroad.
Interests: Pediatrics, Crocs, bagging peaks, lawn games, card games, Boston sports, puzzles, and dad jokes!

Lauren Cournoyer, MS4

Lauren.Cournoyer@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: General Surgery

Undergraduate: Georgetown University (Healthcare Management)

Hometown: Barrington, RI
About Me: I took three years off before medical school, during which I spent two years completing a post-bacc program at UVM while also working as an EMT. I then spent a year working as an emergency department scribe in Rhode Island while also shadowing and conducting research in oculoplastic surgery.
Interests: Surgery, pre-hospital medicine and trauma, skiing, singing, my cats, and going to the beach with my family!

Tess Curran, MS3

Tess.Curran@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (RHS)

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Public Health)
Graduate: Master of Public Health, UMass Amherst

About Me: I took one year off before medical school to earn my MPH.
Interests: Yoga, running, and reading!

Andrew El-Hayek, MS4

Andrew.El-Hayek@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Boston College (Biology)

Hometown: Belmont, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school, during which I spent six months as a medical secretary and eighteen months doing bench research at Boston Children's Hospital.
Interests: SPORTS! Also superhero movies, Game of Thrones, and hanging with friends!

Madeline Fryer, MS3

Madeline.Fryer@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University (Public Health)
Graduate: Master of Medical Science in Immunology, Harvard Medical School

Hometown: Westborough, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school, during which I spent one year in Baltimore conducting transplant immunology research and working at an Italian restaurant and two years earning my Master's.
Interests: Writing/humanities in medicine!

Abhi Gazula, MS3

Abhilash.Gazula@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: University of Michigan Ann Arbor (Health Policy)
Graduate: Master of Public Health, Brown University

Hometown: Lexington, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to earn my MPH.
Interests: Public health, medical education, woodworking, and cooking!

Anna Klouda, MS4

Anna.Klouda@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Biology)

Hometown: Lancaster, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Public health, pediatrics, running, and exploring Worcester!

Vanessa Lee, MS3

Vanessa.Lee@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (CTRP)

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Psychology)

Hometown: Boston, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to conduct neuroscience research and work as a lab manager.
Interests: Clinical and basic neurosurgery research, hiking, camping, crafting, and plants!

Maxwell Lloyd, MS4

Maxwell.Lloyd@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Northeastern University (Biochemistry)

Hometown: Worcester, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school to conduct clinical trials research.
Interests: Oncology, sports and fitness, and food!

Lauren O'Loughlin, MS4

Lauren.O'Loughlin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Providence College (Biology & Psychology)

Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to work as a clinical research assistant doing MRI research.
Interests: Public health, research, and teaching!

Young Suh, MS4

Young.Suh@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate: Cornell University (Psychology & Economics)
Graduate: Master of Public Health (Obesity Epidemiology), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hometown: Holden, MA
About Me: I took seven years off before medical school, during which I earned my MPH and worked in childhood obesity education, weight stigma research, and as a barista.
Interests: Public health research and practice, scuba diving, road biking, coffee and tea tasting, and historical fiction novels!

Kelley

Alicia Fraser, MS4

Alicia.Fraser@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Family Medicine

Undergraduate: Salem State University (Biology)
Graduate: Master of Public Health, University of New England

Hometown: Rowley, MA
About Me: I have a family while in medical school and am a first-generation college student.
Interests: Public health, women's health, adolescent medicine, music, rock climbing, and crafty stuff!

Martha Gowaski, MS3

Martha.Gowaski@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Northeastern University (Biology)

Hometown: Marlborough, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to conduct immunotherapy research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Interests: Medical education, working in the free clinics, finding life balance, and eating delicious food around Worcester!

Pooja Gupta, MS3

Pooja.Gupta@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Brandeis University (Biology & Neuroscience)

Hometown: Westford, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to work as a medical assistant at a dermatology office.
Interests: Public health, women’s health, dance, and art!

Susan Jacob, MS3

Susan.Jacob@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Connecticut College (Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Hometown: Lexington, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to research mRNA-based cancer therapy, work at a primary care practice and as a home health aide, volunteer at a nursing home, and travel throughout the US and Europe.
Interests: Mentorship/advancement of women in medicine, travel, oil painting, cooking, and gardening!

Grant Lewandrowski, MS4

Grant.Lewandrowski@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Family Medicine

Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University (Biology)
Graduate: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine

Hometown: Lexington, MA
About Me: I took six years off before medical school, during which I worked in molecular neurogenetics, earned my Master's, and joined the Marine Corps.
Interests: Balancing work with personal life as an adult, balancing academic requirements with professional career interests and involvement in extracurricular programs, military medicine and veterans healthcare, law enforcement "tactical" medicine, dog dad-ing, cooking, and home gardening!

Philip Picard-Fraser, MS4

Philip.Picard-Fraser@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Emory University (Neuroscience)

Hometown: Acton, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school and also ran the Boston Marathon!
Interests: Correctional health, homeless health, intensive care, cardiology, and running!

Shruthi Srinivas, MS4

Shruthi.Srinivas@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: General Surgery

Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University (Biomedical Engineering)

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to work as a software consultant for QGenda (a physician scheduling group) in Atlanta, GA.
Interests: Surgical outcomes research, rock climbing, running, dogs, outer space, NASA, crafting, and woodworking!

Brielle Tishler, MS3

Brielle.Tishler@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Northeastern University (Behavioral Neuroscience)

Hometown: Harwich, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school to work as a research assistant at Boston Children's Hospital in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.
Interests: Pediatrics, travel, dance, cooking, music, mindfulness, and dogs!

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Brittany Dacier, MS3

Brittany.Dacier@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Boston College (Hispanic Studies & Art History)
Graduate: Master of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Hometown: Sherborn, MA
About Me: I took four years off before medical school. During that time, I finished my pre-med courses, conducted research at Boston Medical Center, and earned my MPH.
Interests: Public health, women's health, running, hiking, traveling, and playing with my dog!

Molly Griffin, MS3

Molly.Griffin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (CTRP)

Undergraduate: Harvard University (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology)

Hometown: Rockport, MA
About Me: I took five years off before medical school to work in environmental consulting in Washington, D.C. I subsequently decided to go to medical school after conducting imaging and big data research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Interests: Cancer research, first-generation college student mentoring, and rowing!

Robert Guber, MS3

Robert.Guber@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (CTRP)

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Hometown: Jericho, NY
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to study neurogenetics at the NIH.
Interests: Research!

Danielle Kerrigan, MS4

Danielle.Kerrigan@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Biology)

Hometown: Holliston, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to work as a medical assistant in a dermatology office.
Interests: Medical education, public health, True Crime, and hanging out with my adorable dog!

Kendra Lastowka, MS4

Kendra.Lastowka@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Kinesiology)

Hometown: Hanover, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Community health education!

Tyler Lueck, MS4

Tyler.Lueck@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (GHP)
Expected Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Tufts University (Chemical Engineering)

Hometown: Weymouth, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Global health, medical Spanish, cooking, home brewing beer, hiking, boating, fishing, and Taylor Swift!

Nick Martin, MS4

Nicholas.Martin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Family Medicine

Undergraduate: Northeastern University (Health Science)

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Public health, sports, and movies!

Katherine Sadaniantz, MS3

Katherine.Sadaniantz@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD (CTRP)

Undergraduate: Fordham University (Music & Biology)

Hometown: Providence, RI
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Hiking, baking, running, and piano!

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Ellen Franciosi, MS3

Ellen.Franciosi@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College (Biology)

Hometown: Westwood, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to work in a cardiovascular research lab. I currently commute to campus.
Interests: Cooking, health and fitness, and hiking!

Colleen Gabel, MS4

Colleen.Gabel@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Dermatology

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chemistry)

Hometown: Marblehead, MA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to work in Denver, Colorado as an analyst for the dialysis company Davita. I am currently taking a year off to do research.
Interests: Scuba diving, fishing, dogs, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking!

Kelsey Jones, MS3

Kelsey.Jones@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Boston College (Theology)
Graduate: Master of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to earn my Master's, which included a year of bench research on synaptic transmission in C. elegans. I also spent a summer in a clinical pastoral education program at Boston Medical Center learning about hospital chaplaincy.
Interests: Biomedical ethics, end-of-life decision making, reading, writing, and trying out new recipes!

Kara Kennedy, MS3

Kara.Kennedy@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross (Chemistry)

Hometown: Harvard, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Running, reading, and baking!

Samantha Martin, MS4

Samantha.Martin@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Harvard University (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology)

Hometown: Boston, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Research, pediatrics, and Game of Thrones!

Pietro Miozzo, MS4

Pietro.Miozzo@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: Yale University (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)

Hometown: New York, NY
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to conduct immunology research at the NIH.
Interests: Research, mindfulness in medicine, medical education, mentoring, teaching, histology, music, and cycling!

Anupama Singh, MS4

Anupama.Singh@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD
Expected Specialty: General Surgery

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Biology)

Hometown: Sharon, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Public health, underrepresented communities, fitness, art, and puppies!

Michelle Teague, MS3

Michelle.Teague@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD

Undergraduate: Boston College

Hometown: Reading, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school to join the Peace Corps in Tanzania as a community health volunteer.
Interests: Global health, teaching, travel, hiking and running, trolling for dog pets on the aforementioned runs and hikes, podcasts, and cooking a "fire" brunch!

MD/PhD

Alison Casserly, MS4

Alison.Casserly@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/PhD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics

Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross (Biology)

Hometown: Pepperell, MA
About Me: I took two years off before medical school to do Fulbright research in Zurich, Switzerland and was also a lab technician at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
Interests: Neuroscience research, spending time with my almost 3-year-old son, and True Crime!

Tim Chang, MS4

Timothy.Chang@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/PhD
Expected Specialty: Pediatrics (Heme/Onc)

Undergraduate: Stanford University (Biology)

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
About Me: I took one year off before medical school to conduct neuroscience research. I have a family while in medical school and also commute to campus.
Interests: Research, work-family balance, podcasts, baseball (Go Angels!), and baseball analytics!

Peter Lee, MS4

Peter.Lee@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/PhD
Expected Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University (Physics and Nutritional Biochemistry)

Hometown: Wayland, MA
About Me: I went straight through from college to medical school.
Interests: Research, sailing, and skiing!

Jason Yang, MS4

Jason.Yang@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/PhD
Expected Specialty: Internal Medicine

Undergraduate: Cornell University (Biological Sciences)

Hometown: Brookline, MA
About Me: I dedicated my PhD years to exploring immunology and microbiology.
Interests: Immunology, clinical education, and healthcare technology!

Additional Peer Mentors

Arnav Chandra, MS4

Arnav.Chandra@umassmed.edu

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Program: MD/MBA

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst (Finance & Operations)

Hometown: Acton, MA
About Me: I took three years off before medical school, during which I traveled the world, conducted clinical research at the Partners HealthCare Biobank, and volunteered at World AIDS Day. I am currently taking a year off to earn my MBA.
Interests: Healthcare technology, startup strategy, emergency medicine, self compassion, mindfulness, jiu-jitsu, guitar, and cooking spicy things!

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