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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: Post-Baccalaureate Programs


Joy Phinizy Williams is the associate dean for students and special programs at Georgetown University School of Medicine and has served as the director of the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies program (GEMS) since 1979. GEMS is an affiliated, year-long post-bac program for disadvantaged and under-represented students.

Loretta Walker, PhD., is Director of Drexel University College of Medicine's Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) Program. She has experience motivating and counseling high school, college and post-baccalaureate students. She invests herself in the success of these students by helping them to keep their lives in perspective and directed toward achieving their goal to become health care professionals.

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Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SMDEP is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program for college freshman and sophomores.