June 21, 2019

I met Erica at the very beginning of my tutoring career for chemistry tutoring. Her hard work and motivation was very inspiring. I had no doubt Erica would be able to achieve her dreams of becoming a physical therapist, and she did! Her hard work and resilient spirit are infatuating.

1. Why did you decide to become a Physical Therapist?

I ran track & field when I was in grade school and when I had injuries, the physical therapists that I saw seemed to have a very mechanical explanation to why I was injured. It was fascinating.

2. What are the challenges you encountered on your way and how were you able to overcome them? (especially post bac). For me, the biggest challenge was getting through prerequisites in order to get to grad school. I went to...

August 24, 2016

Scott Fiorini


I met Scott a couple of years ago for organic chemistry tutoring. He is a down to earth, humble,  and very determined person who will make an amazing PA. I am so proud of him for overcoming his obstacles on his path to success and pursuing it with such a great passion!

Here is my interview with Scott!
 

1. How did you decide to become a PA? Was that your original plan or did you change it?
 
My decision to become a PA was during my Emergency Room rotation as a student Radiologic Technologist. A patient came to the department after sustaining a finger laceration from a power tool. When bringing the patient back to Fast Track, I witness a clinician interpret the radiograph that I had taken. She then discussed the findings with the patient...

August 9, 2016

I received this message recently from one of my amazing students, and I could not be more proud of him! I know Shaheen will be an incredible doctor!

"Dear Mayya,
 

How are you? I am so thankful for your help with General Chemistry in the Spring of 2012. Now I am starting medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and I could not have done this without your help! I just wanted to write to you because I really appreciate the time you took to help me.

Best,
Shaheen Malick"

Here is some advice to current and future premed students:

1. What inspired you to be a doctor?

I gained quite a bit of exposure to patient populations, the elderly, disadvantaged youth, the homeless and children with various developmental illnesses performin...

August 1, 2016

Katerina's Success and Inspiration Story

I met Katerina in the fall of 2012. She was a junior with an economics major considering pursuing a career in medicine. It's hard to believe it, but it's been 4 years already!

From the moment I met her until now, Katerina has been inspiring me with her never-ending passion, sweetness, and resilience. She has a go-getter attitude and bubbly personality. On top of that, Katerina has an unbelievable sense of fashion!

I am so proud to say that Katerina has linked to NYU Medical School, which she will start this fall! Congratulations Katerina! I know you will make an amazing and caring doctor. I am so proud of you and happy with you!

Here's what Katerina told me about her medical journey.

1. What inspired you to want to...

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