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Social Media Ambassadors to Share NYMC Experience

New York Medical College (NYMC) is pleased to introduce the newest group of student social media ambassadors for the 2021-2022 academic year.

September 03, 2021
Social Media Ambassadors 2021-2022

 

 

Amanda Scudder, School of Medicine Class of 2022Amanda Scudder
School of Medicine Class of 2022

Why did you choose to return as a NYMC ambassador?

The community and student body is one of the most unique things about NYMC. We are a very tight-knit group that all support each other in reaching our full potential. I find as an ambassador, I’m able to highlight and uplift some of the amazing people that have made my four years of medical school such a phenomenal experience.

What do you look forward to most this academic year?

As I start my fourth and final year, I am most looking forward to watching all of my classmates choose their specialties and match at their dream programs.

What advice or word of encouragement do you have for current and/or future NYMC students?

I truly believe to succeed in medical school, it is so important to achieve balance and take everything one day at a time. The four years fly by so quickly, but the relationships and experiences you create will stick with you forever.  


Catherine Ferrara Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)Catherine Ferrara
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
School of Health Sciences and Practice Class of 2022

Why did you choose to become a NYMC ambassador?

I want to showcase the people, knowledge and experiences, of NYMC SLP students.

What do you look forward to most this academic year?

I am most excited to continue to get hands-on experience by delving into my clinical externships this academic year.

What advice or word of encouragement do you have for current and/or future NYMC students?

Dedicate time for yourself every day, even if it's just five minutes. Whether it’s a workout, mediation, quick walk, reading—do something for yourself.


Philip Lu Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)Philip Lu
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
School of Health Sciences and Practice Class of 2023

Why did you choose to become a NYMC ambassador?

I believe social media is a great medium to distribute and exchange information with those who share similar interests from different corners of the world. As a social media ambassador, I believe I will be able to give a perspective to individuals who are interested in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at NYMC and allow people to see how students in the program explore their journey to becoming physical therapists.

What do you look forward to most this academic year?

I am looking forward to hosting and organizing with my classmates the annual 5K fundraiser race, Race for Rehab, on October 10, which raises money for Achilles International, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to encourage athletes with disabilities to participate in mainstream sports and form a community of support.

What advice or word of encouragement do you have for current and/or future NYMC students?

For current or future NYMC D.P.T. students, my mantra has always been, "Seek perfection, within imperfections." By accepting what we don't know, we can be inquisitive and grow from those imperfections.


Allison Asher Public HealthAllison Asher
Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Health Policy Management
School of Health Sciences and Practice

Why did you choose to become a NYMC ambassador?

I chose to become a NYMC ambassador to show all the great things our school has to offer and to be a bigger part of the community.

What do you look forward to most this academic year?

I’m looking forward to getting involved and connecting with students and professors while making time to give back to the community. 

What advice or word of encouragement do you have for current and/or future NYMC students?

I would say to get involved, connect with your peers and never give up on your goals. Also, to take advantage of all the opportunities and activities that NYMC has to offer.


Jillian Evalle Master of Science in Basic Medical SciencesJillian Evalle
Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences
Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Class of 2022

Why did you choose to become a NYMC ambassador?

I chose to become a NYMC ambassador to expand my reach to the campus. Starting off virtually, it was difficult trying to interact with other students and faculty, but I hope to engage with the NYMC community more this year.

What do you look forward to most this academic year?

This academic year, I look forward to completing research in the Department of Neurology, leading the Graduate Student Association as president, as well as graduating with my Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences this May.

What advice or word of encouragement do you have for current and/or future NYMC students?

If you were not capable, the opportunity would not have come your way. You belong.