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Oct 7: How to Be a Competitive Applicant for Stanford School of Medicine

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Iris C. Gibbs, MD
Dean of Admission
Stanford School of Medicine
Vanessa Nava, MS I
1st Year Medical Student
Stanford School Medicine
Friday, October 7, 2022
5pm-6:30pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Do you know what it takes to be competitive at Stanford Medical School? Do you know what it takes? Do you know that Stanford School of Medicine accepts numerous former Community College students? Do you think that Stanford is unattainable?
Are you interested in knowing what Stanford Med is looking for? Have you been told conflicting information?
Then you must come and hear directly and ask questions from the Dean of Admissions Dr. Gibbs, the source and the decision-maker at Stanford Medical School.
She will discuss in detail what qualities, traits, and candidates they are looking for. You can also ask her questions and some of the myths that you have heard.

About the Speakers:
Dr. Gibbs was a first-generation college student and the first in her family to become an academic physician. Dr. Gibbs earned a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Delaware. She then earned an MD degree and completed residency training at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Gibbs is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, a Professor of Neurosurgery (courtesy) and Associate Dean of MD Admissions at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Gibbs has served in several educational leadership roles within the institution and nationally and is a champion of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Dr. Gibbs is a Professor of Radiation Oncology and a Professor of Neurosurgery (courtesy). She has served as a senior leader in both adult and pediatric neuro-oncology and was the founding co-director of the Stanford Cyberknife Radiosurgery Program where her innovations have contributed to new treatments for brain and spinal tumors. Dr. Gibbs has given numerous invited lectures worldwide and published over 160 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters.
Dr. Gibbs served as the Residency Program Director and Director of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology with oversight of the medical student clerkship and fellowship programs. Dr. Gibbs serves on the American Board of Radiology and is currently on the executive board of the Section on Radiology of the National Medical Association and the current Chairperson of the Radiosurgery Society. Dr. Gibbs has been named among the prestigious Top/Best Doctors of America Award since 2006 and has earned professional recognition as Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Fellow of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow and Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists. Dr. Gibbs has served on several local and national boards and committees including the Board of Governors of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association, the University of Delaware College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, the Radiosurgery Society, the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She is a past chair of the National Medical Association Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology and the current Chairperson of the Board of the Radiosurgery Society, an international society of experts of radiosurgery. Dr. Gibbs has won numerous awards including the 2020 American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) Alice Ettinger Lifetime Achievement Award.
As Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions, Dr. Gibbs embraces Stanford’s values and mission towards academic excellence through innovation and diversity.

Vanessa Nava, the coolest person ever
Vanessa Nava

Vanessa Nava is Mexican-American, born and raised in Sonoma County! Vanessa is the oldest of three siblings and the first in her family to attend college. Growing up, her parents instilled in her the importance of education to be able to achieve the career of her dreams and a better life. Wanting to stay close to family and save money, Vanessa attended Santa Rosa Junior College where she gained greater confidence in pursuing a career in medicine. She transferred with a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley earning a B.S in Nutrition & Toxicology- Physiology and Metabolism in 2019. After graduating, Vanessa spent 2.5 years performing public health research related to skin cancer prevention/management and diversity in medicine, while also being involved in her community as a Sonoma County Mental Health Board District Representative. Vanessa is humbled to be starting at Stanford School of Medicine in Fall 2022 and is excited to pursue her passions in mentorship, health policy, and community health. She also enjoys reading non-fiction, and trying new recipes, and is currently looking into learning how to DJ!

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Topic: How to Be a Competitive Applicant for Stanford School of Medicine
When: October 7, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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