Hi! I’m Tiffany, a 22 y/o who grew up in NYC in a low-income immigrant household. I attended Boston University for undergrad and lucky to be back in NYC for med school at SUNY Downstate.
During undergrad, I had the privilege of working at Boston Medical Center, where I’ve gained most of my clinical experience. BMC is a huge part of why I am passionate about social justice and advocacy work. I’ve experienced working with patients from all walks of life and see the great value that public health and social work bring to medicine. I am excited to train to be a physician in an urban diverse environment, and I aim to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and culturally informed care in the future.
“To finish first, first you must finish” from one of my favorite books, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
|Special Interests and Hobbies||
Baking (follow me at @eatsbytiff !!)
Fitness (literally the only thing that kept me from going insane cooped up in my tiny NYC apartment writing a gazillion med school app essays)
Biology – Cell/Molecular/Genetics Specialization
|Leadership and Club Activities||
Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering (uWISE): President
COVID-19 Action Coalition: Volunteer Social Media Strategist
BU CSC Making Music Program: Volunteer Piano Instructor
Boston Medical Center Health Leads Program: Volunteer Client Advocate
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
|Currently Accepting Students||
I have a huge passion for community building and mentorship — guiding you successfully through pre-med years and the med school app process is very fulfilling work for me!
Please feel free to look through my undergrad, work, and research experiences and send me a message if you’d like to talk about any of those experiences!
I love being able to talk to pre-med about their WHY in pursuing medicine, and approaching research/clinical opportunities that would allow you to explore those interests!
|Communications & Availability||
I have very open availability from May 17th – July 31st! This includes weekdays, weekends, and late nights! I can assure you we will work out a time that works!
Texting/FB Message works best for quick replies to quick questions, but email or phone calls work better for longer conversations and topics! I’m here for you either way!
|Research Experience / Publications||
Stepp Lab for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation: Clinical Recruiter and Research Assistant
Recruited and collected acoustic data from voice disorder andParkinson’s Disease patients at BMC. Analyzes acoustic experimental data in Matlab and Praat Software. Performs literature review about new grant projects, such as speech teletherapy during COVID-19 safety restrictions.
Case Report Poster Second Author
Boston Medical Center – Dept. of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastics
Wulu J, Voon T, Malik H, Platt M, Ezzat W. The Case of Nasal Eccrine Ductal Carcinoma. Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting; 2020 Jan 23-25; Coronado, CA.
|Looking for Research?||
Work & Military Experience
Boston Medical Center – Dept. of Otolaryngology: Medical Scribe
Documents all medical visits and procedures including HPI and physical exam, procedures performed, and plan for patients to follow with physician-dictated diagnoses, assessment, and plans.
Maimonides Medical Center Surgical ICU: Nurse’s Aide
Assisted nurses in their clinical duties for patients post-surgery. Provided direct observation of critical care patients. Trained to interpret for Cantonese-speaking patients.