Away Rotations 101 for MD Advisors: Preparing Students for the 2023 Application Season - December 8

This 60-minute session will address the strategies and processes for choosing and applying to away rotations with insight from the advisor, Home, and Host institution perspectives on the decision-making process. This informative webinar will help advisors better understand the general timeline of students applying to away rotations, how to support your students in developing an effective away rotation application strategy, and what your students should consider when evaluating their options

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Dr. Sandy Saintonge
Dr. Saintonge is a Clinical Professor at the CUNY School of Medicine and a Medical Student Advisor in the Office of Student Affairs. In this role, she supports students throughout the seven-year BS/MD continuum to ensure that they have access to opportunities and resources to achieve their individual career goals. Since November 2021, Dr. Saintonge assumed the role of Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the institution. Dr. Saintonge completed her residency training at NY Presbyterian-Cornell and is board certified in both Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. She received her MPH from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Throughout her career she has been committed to providing culturally sensitive clinical care to diverse patient populations while promoting equity and access. She has over twenty years of academic experience in various areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Petra Bricker
Ms. Bricker has held her position with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine since 2010. From 2012-2016, she served as an academic advisor, becoming a senior advisor in 2016. In 2020, she transitioned into her current role as manager of the Office of Career Services, in which she works closely with students from mid-MS3 through the MS4 years. In these roles, she has been responsible for administering the VSLO system for both Home and Host roles.

Adriane Lopez
Engagement Specialist, VSLO
Association of American Medical Colleges

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