Notes of Appreciation

Every contribution alumni make, whether providing a meal or housing for a medical student, offering career advice or a shadowing opportunity, hosting an event, or donating to the Medical Alumni Annual Fund, has a lasting impact on the School of Medicine community.  Below are expressions of appreciation from medical students for support they have received from alumni.

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Eugenia Zeng - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you so much for sponsoring my white coat throughout medical school. I have always dreamed of the day when I would be ac
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Luke Wesemann - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I wanted to personally thank you for generously sponsoring my white coat. I appreciate the support and encouragement on this
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Zainab Almusawi - Class 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would sincerely like to thank you for the sponsorship you provided for the Wayne State University School of Medicine White
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Nikki Taylor - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I wanted to send a sincere thank you for sponsoring my first white coat. This marks my first step on my path to a career in
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David Tran - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

It is with great gratitude that I write to thank you for the sponsoring of my white coat. I come from out of state to Michiga
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Kelsey Gaylor - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I wanted to thank the alumni association for providing me with a white coat. I appreciate the welcome gesture, and will wear
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Sebastian Pernal - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you for sponsoring my white coat! I cherish the coat and cannot wait to get it embroidered with my name. In the future,
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Rebecca Goldstein - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to thank you for sponsoring my white coat. It truly means so much to me to be attending Wayne State and to be ab
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Ethan Firestone - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your sponsoring of my white coat. As the symbol of a physician, I am honored and t
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Samaa Alkhouri - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to thank you for your generosity. Your sponsorship to my white coat means a lot to me. Thank you for being an id
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Yasmine Elghoul - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I am humbled and excited to receive this gift, and I hope to join you one day! Thank you!
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Ryan Kelly - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to thank you for your generous sponsorship of my white coat. The white coat ceremony was a very special event both for
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Jon Konel - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you SO much to the Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association for sponsoring my white coat! I am very fortunate
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Miriam Dow - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you very much for your generous sponsorship of my white coat. It’s wonderful to know I have the support of so many im
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Julie Fynke - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to thank you personally for sponsoring my white coat this year as I matriculated into medical school. I am extremely g
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Tristan Lemon - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I just wanted to extend my most sincere thanks for your sponsorship of my white coat. It is very surreal to finally have thi
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Peyton Johnston - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to thank you for sponsoring my white coat at the 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony. I
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Linda Kang - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

, I just started my first year at WSUSOM. I wanted to say thank you so much for sponsoring my white coat. I just had my very
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Adam Pearl - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you so much for sponsoring my white coat. It means a lot that you are supporting my journey to a career in medicine. I
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Adigail Radomsky - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to personally thank each of you for sponsoring my white coat this year. This ceremony and the coat itself are ex
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Ciara Ivanics - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I am writing to thank the Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association for the wonderful and generous gift of a white co
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Emelia Moore - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I just wanted to take this time to say thank you for sponsoring my white coat. The additional upfront cost of medical school
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Rhett Carpenter-Thompson - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you so much for providing us with the white coats and the class of 2022 shirts. I can't wait to join you all as physici
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Jahmal Brooks - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to first and foremost thank all of the donors who have not only generously sponsored our white coats for this ma
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Vanessa Sanchez - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to sincerely thank you for my White Coat. I am a first generation college graduate and first generation to go to Medic
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Noor Khan - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I wanted to express my gratitude towards the WSUSOM Alumni Association for sponsoring my white coat, and so many other studen
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Ken Elkin - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to thank all of you who contribute to the white coats of the class of 2022 - and mine especially. My fiance, al
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Hannah Gloede - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I would like to express my deep gratitude for not only the gift of my first white coat, but also the support and encouragemen
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Lily Bonadonna - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

and I am writing to thank you for your generous sponsorship of my white coat. During this first month I have worn it with pri
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Evan Zeddies - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thanks for looking out for WSU SOM’s class of 2022 and providing us with our white coats this year! The diversity and conne
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Rami Youssef - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

Thank you for the t-shirts and all the support you offer us medical students, I cannot express how much it means to me and my
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Kristina Zalewski - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to thank you for showing so much support and encouragement to our class. Thank you for your generosity in donating the
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Sarah Skender - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I want to thank you, the Alumni Association for sponsoring my white coat. The White Coat Ceremony was very special for my da
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Mara Darian - Class of 2022

Event: White Coat

Event Year: 2018

I wanted to thank you for your generous sponsorship of my white coat. Having a few physicians in my family, I have long sinc
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Colin Lesoski

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

I really appreciate all of the presenters that take the time out of their day to come and share about their specialties. It r
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Peter Szatkowski

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2018

I had a great experience staying with Dr. Logan Kinch, MD '15, and his wife Alicia! I was able to spend 4 nights with them ov
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Vinoja Sebanayagam, MD '21

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2018

I am glad I got an opportunity through the WSUSOM alumni association shadowing program to shadow Dr. Vinay Pallekonda, who is
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Kelly Valentini, MD '21

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2018

I had a great experience with Dr. Seidel! Shadowing him allowed me to be exposed to PM&R and to observe and interact with pat
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Kathryn Forbes

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Thank you for taking the time today to teach us more about PM&R! Looking forward to shadowing soon!
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Martin J Weaver

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy days to give us lowly M1s a talk on your specialty. It is incredibly infor
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Nathan Phan

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

This was a very informative luncheon
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Armen Zeitjian

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Very informative talk with the PM and R docs! Also a delicious lunch with outstanding bakhlava
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Danny Phan

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Thank you Dr. Chodoroff and Dr. Bauer for taking time out of your days to inform us about PM&R. I appreciate how you were abl
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Josee Smith

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2019

Thank you to all those involved in planning this luncheon it was really nice to sit down with Dr. Daveluy to learn more about
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Jonathan Konel

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Daveluy, Thank you for your time and advice during the luncheon today. I learned invaluable things regarding how to ma
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armen zeitjian

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2019

Thanks for the helpful information, Dr. Daveluy. This was my first exposure to the field of dermatology. The experiences you
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Zoë Smith

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Thank you for the authentic advice. I gained valuable insight into what life would be like as a resident and the exciting fut
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Omar Afify

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Dear Dr. Daveluy, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us about the specifics of dermato
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Luke Anthony Horton

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

Thank you very much for coming in to talk to us! Your continued support of the medical students is incredibly helpful to the
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Bowen Song

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

It was a pleasure talking to a dermatologist and getting to know the field a bit.
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Steven Townsend

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2019

Thank you for taking the time to come talk to us. Your talk and answers to questions were very helpful. It was definitely a p
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Victoria Sattarova

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2018

I’m really happy that had a chance to participate in the HOST program at the Office of Alumni Affairs. I was planning a tri
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Saloni Godbole

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2018

I am very thankful for the WSU SOM Alumni HOST program. Residency interview season is long, arduous, and very expensive and
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Victoria Webber, MD '22

Event: None of the Above

Event Year: 2018

The Board Student Organization, Detroit vs. Addiction, participated in a health far at the Detroit School of Arts Monday Apri
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Irvin Lien

Event: None of the Above

Event Year: 2019

Love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness and self control. The Alumni Office encompasses all these t
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Jesse Haddad

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2018

These specialty lunches had a significant impact on my decision-making process for my future specialty. Having the open foru
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Shannon Paquette

Event: Future Docs

Event Year: 2019

I really enjoyed having the opportunity to volunteer for this event and engage with potential doctors of the future! It is al
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Alexander Voitkov

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2018

On November 12, 2018 I had the pleasure of shadowing Dr. Engelman at Harper University Hospital. That day I was able to watch
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Isabela Romano

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Dear Dr. Eilender, It was my pleasure shadowing you in your office. This experience gave me the chance to hear patients' s
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Rana Elhamzawy

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Dr. McFarlin is an awesome doctor. She taught me a lot in a very short time. She truly cares about her patients. She taught m
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Danielle Rangel Paradela

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Dear Dr. Cares, Thank you so much for the opportunity to shadow you last week! I learned so much about the field with you, i
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Rana Elhamzawy

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Arbit is an amazing doctor. He is very observant. He knows how to make his patients at ease and can make a conversation w
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Rahul Gupta

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Dear Dr. Kresch, Thank you for the opportunity to shadow you in your clinic at the UofM Kellogg Eye Center. I had an excitin
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Rahul Gupta

Event: Dinner with a Doc

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Simone was absolutely the kindest person, I was meeting him with an interest in pursuing Ophthalmology. He invited his ne
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Sarah Gonzalez

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

I had such an amazing day shadowing Dr. Schrieber. Dr. Schrieber is so lovely. She and her staff are very warm and welcoming.
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Ben Drumright

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Thank you to Drs. Powles for an awesome experience staying near San Luis Obispo! Your hospitality and care made me feel like
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Ben Drumright

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Thank you to Drs. Isaacs for opening up your home to me for three days in Sacramento! There truly was nothing that I lacked i
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Ben

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Thank you so much to Dr. and Professor Greenberg for hosting me in Philadelphia! You definitely helped Philly win me over. It
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Emily Marlow

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Dear Dr. Hartmark, Thank you so much for letting me stay with you! You and your husband were extremely gracious hosts and
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Alexander Poznanski

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Sferra responded to my initial email within a day, and was very happy to open his home to me. Dr. and Mrs. Sferra made me
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Alexander Poznanski

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Plattner responded promptly to me initial email, and was very happy to open his home to me. Dr. and Mrs. Plattner were bo
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Lindsay Jenkins

Event: Shadowing

Event Year: 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to teach me Dr. Goedtel! I had such an amazing time and learned so much shadowing you i
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Ben Drumright

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Dunn for hosting me for a winter escape down to Arizona! It was hard to leave and set the compass for
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Ben

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

Thank you to the DeNaults for hosting me in your Denver home! I appreciate how flexible you were willing to be around your ho
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Rahul Gupta

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Goyal is one of the best ambassadors of Wayne State that we have to offer. Her expertise in the field of ophthalmology al
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Sarah Gonzalez

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2019

Dr. Goyal, I genuinely enjoyed attending your lunch. Thank you for taking the time to come and talk to us about your journey
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Ben Drumright

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2020

Thank you Paige and Ankit for a wonderful time in LA! It was especially generous of you to open your home to me while Paige w
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Jessica Zhang

Event: HOST

Event Year: 2019

I am very grateful for the WSU SOM Alumni HOST program. This past residency interview season was long, exhausting, and very e
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Sachin

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Engaging in the One-on-One Virtual Mentoring program has definitely been worthwhile. I have had the pleasure of meeting with
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Lewis Graham

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Office of Alumni Affairs, thank you for introducing me to Dr. Iyantta Howell through the Virtual Mentorship Program! Dr. H
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Thomas Przybycien

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I would like to thank Dr. Kingzett for her time and patience in answering all our questions today at the internal medicine we
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Manvir Sandhu

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Pummill was a delight to speak with, and a physician to really look up to. I appreciated her candor and openness about li
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Priya Kathuria

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I signed up for the M3/M4 E-mentoring program. My M4 was extremely helpful and gave great information on Internal Medicine as
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Ahmad Baiyasi

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Pickett was very nice, open, and helpful. She gave genuine advice and was very responsive to my emails. I appreciated my
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Rebecca Goldstein

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I had a great experience participating in the One-on-One Virtual Mentoring program with Dr. Regina Wang. She gave me a lot of
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Dipen Kumar

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I wanted to thank Dr. Piero Simone for taking the time to do a Virtual One-on-One Meeting with me to talk about my future pot
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David Tran

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I set up a meeting with Dr. Piero Simone, and went in with nerves high and a little off-track with where I was heading career
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AJ

Event: Dinner with a Doc

Event Year: 2020

Thank you for taking the time to talk with us and share your perspective. It was good to hear insights we may not consider wh
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M. Hayden Guerra

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I want to express my great appreciation to Dr. Simone for meeting with me and mentoring me through the one-on-one virtual men
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May Chammaa

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

An an M3, meeting with an M4 was very helpful, especially to ask questions about a specialty I'm very interested in. The M4 I
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Emily Lau

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Through the alumni association, I was able to have a one to one mentoring session with Dr. Brandon King, who is now an orthop
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Emily Lau

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Through the alumni association, I was able to attend an emergency medicine group mentoring session with Andy Wilson who was a
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Zachary Dimovski

Event: Other

Event Year: 2022

I had the pleasure of speaking with Nikita Desai as part of the M3/M4 mentoring. She was very helpful and was enthusiastic ab
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Hannah Lowe

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I would like to personally think Dr. Mary Jacob for hosting an emergency medicine webinar. It was incredibly helpful in under
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Tristan Lemon

Event: Other

Event Year: 2022

Matthew Gross, Thank you again for taking the time to talk about internal medicine this week! It was very helpful to lear
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Vasiliki Kazdaglis

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I had an amazing M3/M4 mentoring experience with Shayla Patton. She was so helpful and answered all of my questions fully. I
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Amanda Najor

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I attended the Internal Medicine webinar that was hosted by Dr. Nabil Al-Kourainy, M.D. ’16 on May 6th. I want to thank Dr.
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Amanda Najor

Event: Other

Event Year: 2022

I want to thank Diana Kakos, an M4 who was accepted into an internal medicine (IM) residency program, for taking the time to
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Kathleen Tirador

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I signed up for the M3/M4 mentoring and paired myself with an M4 who recently matched into pediatrics. She gave valuable advi
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Allison Shinouskis

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Being able to have 1-on-1 time with an M4 was incredibly helpful. I had many questions about the residency application proces
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Mark Wilhelm

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Thanks, Matt, for taking the time to meet with me for a M3/M4 E-Mentoring session. You're advice was very insightful and gave
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Ryan Kelly

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Thank you to Sabrina Dieffenbach for meeting with me to provide guidance about PM&R as a medical speciality. She was exceptio
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Macda Gerard

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

The One-on-One Virtual Mentoring is such a great opportunity to connect with physicians in our respective scope of practice.
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Anita Vaishampayan

Event: Medical Alumni Reunion

Event Year: 2020

I had a great meeting with Dr. Kingzett, a Wayne State Medicine graduate who is an internist. She has such an enthusiasm for
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Ferris Bayasi

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2020

[Medical Specialty Webinar, Ophthalmology – Dr. Michael Coleman, M.D. '13] Dear Dr. Coleman, Thank you for offering y
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Vasiliki Kazdaglis

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Dara King was amazing to talk to! She was so kind and extremely helpful. She answered all of my questions and really prov
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Zahraa Alqatan

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I contacted a family doctor provided by the alumni office for a one-on-one meeting. I learned a lot about the field and the m
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Perra Razoky

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Jon Robins was tremendous to speak to for the One on One virtual meeting. He was very insightful and the information he g
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Perra Razoky

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Firas Askar was amazing to speak to for the M3/M4 mentoring. He answered all my questions and gave me great advice that went
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Parul Gupta

Event: Medical Alumni Reunion

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Kingzett, Thank you so much for your insight into IM. Discussing the various aspects of the specialty will truly play
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Isaac Kim

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Thank you, Dr. Israel, for taking the time to speak with me. It was a pleasure hearing your perspectives on what practicing i
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Isaac Kim

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Spence, Thank you for taking the time to chat about your experience working in family medicine and internal medicine. It
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Krishna Majmundar

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to talk with Dr. Patri where we were able to discuss the field of anesthesiology.
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Sanika Kulkarni

Event: Medical Specialty Lunch

Event Year: 2020

Hello Dr. Markowitz, I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to thank you for sharing your experiences in obstetrics and
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Emily Liu

Event: Other

Event Year: 2020

Dr. Kim, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with me wonderful insights and advice on navigating
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