Leadership-Admissions

 
 
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Daniel Southren, MD/MBA

Director of Admissions Consulting

Dr. Daniel Southren’s unique approach to admissions is built on a foundation of deep experience in multiple disciplines. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in his junior year while he pursued his majors in Biology, Anthropology, and Art History. Daniel continued to pursue his passions for jazz piano and creative non-fiction writing through courses on campus. He then moved to his home state of NY to pursue his MD and MBA at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons/Columbia Business School. Clients consistently attribute Daniel's success as a consultant to his ability to curate a storyline that highlights unique features of the application, a skill which he conceptualizes as the marriage of marketing, educational experiences, and professional goals.  

Education

Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship, Interventional Pain

University of Michigan Health System

Residency, Anesthesiology

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Medical Doctor (MD)

Columbia School of Business

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Washington University in St. Louis

Biology, Anthropology, Art History (BA)

 
 
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Hillary Drexler, M.D.

Co-Director of Residency and Fellowship Admissions

Dr. Hillary Drexler has a longstanding history of mentorship in both undergraduate admissions and graduate health sciences. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and was inducted to the Golden Key International Honour Society during her time as an undergraduate. She went on to pursue her medical education at Vanderbilt University as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship recipient. Hillary’s clients have consistently been impressed by her boundless energy and ability to find the perfect fit for students through deep understanding of their background and motivations.

Education

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesiology

University of Michigan Health System
Residency, Anesthesiology

Vanderbilt University
Medical Doctor (MD)

Cornell University
Biology (BA)

 
 
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Kathleen Kelly, MD

Co-Director of Residency and Fellowship Admissions

Dr. Kathleen Kelly is well acquainted with helping applicants throughout their admissions process. She graduated from Harvard University in 2008. Following her undergraduate training, she worked as a Management Consultant in Healthcare for McKinsey and Company. Shortly after, she decided to continue her stay in NYC to pursue a her medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, during which she took a year to continue her research. She is now a senior resident in Otolaryngology at the University of Texas-Southwestern in Dallas Texas. Kathleen has helped countless students with MD and Residency Admissions, and seamlessly melds her experience in corporate consulting with deep experience in healthcare.

Education

University of Texas-Southwestern

Residency, Otolaryngology

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Medical Doctor (MD)

Harvard University

Biology (BA)

 
 
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Emily Talmich, PA

Director of Physician Assistant Admissions

Emily has a long history of excellence through her clinical work and teaching appointments. After graduating from Duke, she worked as a Physician Assistant in the departments of Surgery and Interventional Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Throughout that time, she mentored medical students, nurses, and hopeful PA students towards their career goals. She continued her work at the University of Michigan in the departments of Urology and Radiation Oncology. Currently, she is a Senior Physician Assistant at Kaiser Permenente in San Francisco. She continues to serve as a mentor to potential PA students.

Education

Duke University

Physician Assistant (PA)

Colorado State University

Neurobiology, (MS)

Health and Exercise Science, (BS)


Leadership-Test Preparation

 
 
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Eric Wang, BA

Director of MCAT Programming

An aspiring physician, Eric has spent years dedicated to both education and to helping others. His teaching style heavily focuses on active listening, which helps him build strong relationships with every student. He earned his B.A. from Boston University, triple-majoring in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. At BU, he performed research in the Taylor Lab of the medical school, studying autoimmune uveitis in mice, and achieved co-first-author publication in the international scientific research journal IOVS. He earned a score of 524 (>99th percentile) on the MCAT. Currently, he is also a medical scribe at a primary care pediatrics clinic. Working in the primary care setting has given him insights into providing excellent support, which he combines with his extensive and well-varied teaching experience to deliver effective, enriching, and personalized tutoring services.

Education

Boston University

Mathematics, Philosophy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BA)

 
 
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Uchenna Okoro, BA

Director of USMLE Programming

Uchenna is well acquainted with helping applicants throughout their admissions process. He graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Psychology. He then went on to the University of Michigan Medical School to pursue his medical degree. Uchenna realizes that a critical part of that process is one’s approach to standardized tests including the MCAT and USMLE. He has been passionate about tutoring ever since his undergraduate years and can help clients improve their content mastery and overall approach in tackling these examinations to ultimately help them reach their goals.

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Residency, Anesthesiology

University of Michigan Medical School

Medical Doctor (MD)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Biochemistry, BS