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Tracy is a 4th year MD student at Harvard Medical School. She has applied to Internal Medicine, and her interests include Medical Education, Global Health, and Gastroenterology. Her current research involves understanding the barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in South Africa and evaluating lactulose breast tests for diagnosis of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth among patients with a history of gastric bypass. After finishing residency, Tracy hopes to pursue a career in Gastroenterology with a focus on Hepatology and Global Health and Delivery. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, cycling, hiking, dance, yoga, and generally being active.
Alyssa is currently in-between her 3rd and 4th years at Harvard Medical School, conducting translational Hepatology research full-time at Massachusetts General Hospital. She plans to apply for Internal Medicine residency this coming cycle, with the ultimate goal of pursuing Gastroenterology. Alyssa excelled on the USMLE, scoring a 262 on Step 1 and a 281 on Step 2 CK. She is passionate about medical education and has spent more than 400 hours tutoring students in medical and pre-medical subjects over the past eight years. She is the founder of USMLE Pro Tutors, which offers personalized 1-on-1 online tutoring for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, shelf exams, and medical school coursework. She developed a unified test-prep teaching method that all tutors at USMLE Pro utilize, which incorporates evidence-based principles of adult learning in order to help students study more efficiently, perform better on standardized exams, and overcome test-taking anxiety. She strongly believes that personalized education and test-taking support services should be available for all medical students, and created a program through which USMLE Pro Tutors offers subsidized tutoring to need-based financial aid recipients. When she is isn't working in the lab, tutoring, or spending time with friends and family, she enjoys practicing vinyasa yoga and learning improv and sketch comedy.
Nayan is currently in her third year at Harvard Medical School. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and attended Columbia University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. During her time at Columbia, she worked in a memory and neurosurgery lab, and also spent a year volunteering at a specialty clinic for children with rare neurodevelopmental diseases. These experiences furthered her interest in the human brain, and she decided to pursue a career in medicine and research. During her time at Harvard, she has become primarily interested in brain tumors and has been conducting research on meningiomas, as well as on the various treatment options for brain metastases. She is hoping to pursue a career in Radiation Oncology and will be applying to residency in September of this year.
Michael is a third-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton. He is passionate about medical education and will pursue a Master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education prior to graduating HMS. He plans develop those interests during a residency in general surgery and is committed to promoting humanistic and patient-centered care throughout his career.
Bliss is a second year student at Harvard Medical School (HMS). His interests outside clinic include medical education, structural biochemistry research, powerlifting, and flying Delta all around the globe. An enthusiastic learner but also an avid teacher, Bliss loves challenging himself to figure out ways to simplify and more easily convey complex concepts. Despite his basic science interests, he is very interested in perceiving the human condition and loves hearing each patient's unique story. As such, he has chosen to do his core clerkships at Cambridge Health Alliance which fields a primarily underserved and primary care population.
Jonathan Fried is a third-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Before coming to medical school, Jonathan completed a degree in political science at the University of Pennsylvania and worked on the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. He recently completed his core clerkships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital, and will be applying to residency this fall.
Originally from Massachusetts, Elisa graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in English in 2012. Subsequently, she obtained her M.D. in 2017 from Harvard Medical School, graduating from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology (HST) program. She is currently a preliminary intern in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and will continue onto her advanced residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2018. Elisa is passionate about education, and has extensive experience teaching in the classroom as a teaching assistant and tutor for topics such as clinical pharmacology, introductory biology, writing, and the history & physical exam. She also served as an author for First Aid for Organ Systems, third edition, and is a current co-editor for Concepts in Medical Physiology, second edition, a physiology textbook designed for first-year medical students. In her free time, Elisa enjoys running along the Charles River, hiking, cooking, baking, reading, and the occasional photography stint.
Joe Tung is an MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School with interests at the intersection of clinical medicine, healthcare management, and medical innovation. He attended Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry. At Harvard, Joe has been involved in the Crimson Care Collaborative student-faculty clinic and has served as Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association and the HMS Healthcare Management Interest Group. In his spare time, Joe enjoys hiking, cooking, attending hackathons, and learning about the latest innovations in technology and health care.