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Aspiring Docs Diaries

Harvard Medical School student Elorm F. Avakame with his parents

A blog about what it's like to be med student today

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Ask the Experts: Creating a Winning Application

Brenda D. Lee is the assistant dean for medical education and student affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has more than 30 years of experience in medical education, in the areas of medical school admissions and the recruitment and retention of medical students. In addition to Rochester, she has held administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and Harvard Medical School.

Sunny Gibson is the director of the office of diversity and community partnership at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked with premedical students for over six years and has read and critiqued more than 1,000 admissions essays. Helping students tell their stories in personal statements is one of her favorite aspects of her job. Ms. Gibson is also working on diversity at the national level as a member of the AAMC's Minority Affairs Section Coordinating Committee.


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