Introduce Yourself!

  • Introduce Yourself!

  • BreakThru

    July 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    5301 Stars

    Welcome to the BreakThru Mentoring!

    Thanks for participating, we really hope you find this program helpful towards getting into med school. One of the first things to do is introduce yourself. The more connections you have, the stronger your network is, and the easier it becomes to leverage those connections to help get into medical school and all of that starts right here with introducing yourself!

    So once again, welcome!

  • Vanshika

    July 7, 2020 at 8:38 pm
    120 Stars

    Hello!! My name is Vanshika and I am a rising junior at Rutgers University double majoring in Biology & Psychology (and obviously since I am here — on the premed track). I am looking forward to reading everyone’s responses and hopefully working with a mentor soon 🙂

  • Chelsea Charitun

    July 12, 2020 at 6:28 pm
    245 Stars

    Hi! My name is Chelsea Charitun. I am currently a senior at Rutgers University majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. I am, also, on the premed track and am excited for this program to start. Thank you!!

  • Sara Khan

    July 13, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    170 Stars

    Hi! My name is Sara Khan and I’m a rising sophomore. I’m planning on majoring in biology and minoring in psychology, on a premed track, and I adore working with kids (aspiring pediatrician here)! Thank you so much for this opportunity, I can’t wait to get started!

  • Anonymous

    July 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm
    0 Stars

    Hi everyone!! My name is Wamia and I am a rising senior at Rutgers majoring in Biology and Public Health, with a concentration in Health Disparities. I am so excited to learn more about everyone and appreciate this initiative 🙂


  • Jasmine Muhando

    July 18, 2020 at 11:16 pm
    300 Stars

    Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine Muhando I am a rising sophomore! I am majoring in Biology and potentially minoring in exercise science. I am on the pre-med track and I am an aspiring Pediatrician. I absolutely adore children and literally can’t imagine picking any other career path. I am super excited to work with my mentor and get to know you all!

  • Maryum

    July 19, 2020 at 12:19 am
    150 Stars

    Hey— my name is Maryum. I’m a rising sophomore at Rutgers University and I’m majoring in Psychology, and minoring in Political Science and Biological Sciences. Although I want to pursue pediatric surgery or psychiatry (or perhaps a combination of pediatrics and psychiatry), I, too, have an interest in health disparities and am keen on public health. Furthermore, I want to be able to form a bridge between politics and medicine, and see public health as one of the many ways in doing so. Oh, also, it’s awesome to see other people here interested in working with kids like I am 🙂

  • Janaya

    September 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm
    400 Stars

    Hi All,

    I am Janaya Jones and am currently doing an informal post baccalaureate. I graduated with a Biological Sciences degree with a minor in Chemistry from CSUEB. I am very motivated to get back on track to pursue my career in medicine. I currently work as a medical scribe in the emergency department which I absolutely love and have learned so much from this position. I hope to connect with my mentor and form a network with other future physicians.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Lori

    September 29, 2020 at 8:46 am
    140 Stars

    Hello, my name is Lori and I am currently a Sophomore studying English and Writing. I am interested in becoming a trauma surgeon for the Air Force. I hope to be able to improve as a person and create new connections as well. I am looking forward to learning from my mentor as well as from members of this program! Thank you!! 🙂

  • Andrew

    September 29, 2020 at 11:25 pm
    145 Stars

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Andrew Garfield, but you may all call me AJ. I am a pre-medical junior undergraduate student at Rowan University. I am interested in sports medicine, ophthalmology, pediatrics, orthopedics, among many other specialties. Outside of school, I volunteer in the Camden City area, love watching sports, and enjoy playing music on my guitar. I hope I get to meet all of you, and I wish you the best of luck in your careers!

  • Mashuda Aly

    October 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm
    160 Stars

    Hi everyone! My name is Mashuda. I am a sophomore at Rutgers University. I am majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Philosophy. I am excited to make new connections and get to know everyone!

  • Riya

    October 4, 2020 at 12:32 pm
    175 Stars


    My name is Riya Savla and I am a senior on the pre-medical track at Rutgers University. I’m majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and minoring in Business Administration. I really love dancing in my free time and I’m on a competitive bhangra team at Rutgers. I’m looking forward to meeting and learning from all of you!

    • BreakThru

      December 9, 2020 at 2:56 pm
      5301 Stars

      Welcome Riya! Let us know how the application process is going! We’re rooting for you 🙂 Competitive Bhangra also sounds awesome

  • Amin

    October 4, 2020 at 12:44 pm
    180 Stars

    Hi everyone! My name is Amin and I recently graduated Rutgers with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. I enjoy watching and playing sports. At Rutgers, I was heavily involved with the RU4Kids foundation and served as a liaison for my organization. I am excited to learn about everyone’s journeys in medicine!

    • BreakThru

      December 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm
      5301 Stars

      Congrats on graduating Amin! LMK if there’s anything we can do at PBT to help you this year! You thinking of further exploring your exercise science interests in a field like sports medicine or PM&R?

  • Fareeda

    October 4, 2020 at 2:55 pm
    125 Stars

    Hi everyone!

    I’m Fareeda Eraky and I am a sophomore at Rutgers-New Brunswick majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. I am currently considering adding a psychology minor because I’ve developed a strong interest in mental health and psychiatry. In my free time, I enjoy playing different sports and instruments! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and am happy to be part of this great support system.

    • BreakThru

      December 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm
      5301 Stars

      Hey Fareeda! Psychology is huge and especially important as I think we’re all seeing this year. Definitely take a look at Medical Schools that have Music in Medicine Programs. I think they’d especially prize your musical abilities – might give you a leg up. I know RowanSOM has such a program, and we have several musicians here.

  • Yusra

    October 4, 2020 at 5:08 pm
    335 Stars

    Hi everyone! My name is Yusra, I am a rising sophomore at Rutgers University. I am majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. I am also on the pre-med track, as of now I’m not certain on what specialty I would want to venture on to, but I do love children so pediatrics is definitely an option I keep in mind. I am super excited to get to know and work with my mentor as well as getting to know you all!

    • BreakThru

      December 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm
      5301 Stars

      Yusra! Sorry I’m catching up on replying to people’s intro posts!

      Pediatrics is an awesome field. I think if I wasn’t so certain about psych, I might be applying peds this cycle. I gotta say, as a pediatric resident your immune system must get so strong lol. Even if you don’t go straight peds, there are so many fellowships! Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric PM&R, Child and Adolescent Psych, just to name a few. And of course delivering babies during OBGYN is an incredible experience too. Ahh, so many options!

      Anyway, let us know if we help at all or if you want to pick our brains about specialties or MCAT prep as you move frmo sophomore to junior years 🙂

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