Cristi Candido

Fri Apr 19: Empowering Futures: Navigating the Non-Traditional Path to Medicine for PreMed Students in Informal Post-Bacc and Growth Year Journeys

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Christi Candido, MS I
UC Davis School of Medicine
Friday, April 19, 2024 
5pm-6:30pm PST

Workshop Description:
Embark on a transformative journey with “Navigating the Non-Traditional Path to Medicine for PreMed Students in Informal Post-Bacc and Growth Year Journeys,” a workshop tailored for ambitious pre-med students charting their own unique paths to medical school. Hosted by Christi Candido, a resilient first-generation student, immigrant, and now a medical student at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, this workshop aims to illuminate the roadmap to success for those following non-traditional routes. Having navigated the complex landscape of informal post-baccalaureate studies, formal post-bacc programs, and the challenging MCAT preparation while balancing work, Christi offers unparalleled insights into overcoming the multifaceted challenges of the medical school application process. This session is an invaluable opportunity for underrepresented and non-traditional students to gain mentorship, discover strategies for academic and personal growth, and learn how to turn perceived weaknesses into compelling strengths. Join us to uncover your purpose, embrace your unique journey, and step confidently towards your dream of becoming a physician.

About the Speaker:
My name is Christi Candido (IG: @christi.md) and I graduated from University of California, Davis with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Science and Society. As a non-traditional applicant, first-generation student, and immigrant, I am made my own blueprint to be successful throughout my medical school journey. With these blueprints, I hope to share them with future generations to ease their trek towards becoming a physician. The reality of applying to medical school is exhausting in all levels: mentally, emotionally and financially. After graduating, I knew I needed to do a post-bacc program to become a more competitive applicant. Because of this, I completed an informal/DIY post-bacc at local community colleges and a formal post-bacc program at CSU, East Bay PHAP. In total of post-bacc years, I did 2 years being a part-time student while working and did 1.5 years as a full-time student while studying for the MCAT. Currently, I am a medical student at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in the REACH track.
My ultimate goal during this time is to provide mentorship for those who are underrepresented and advocate for those who may not have had a successful academic history during undergrad. I did 5 “growth”/gap years. Like everyone else, I struggled with figuring out who I am, and it took me years to really start working through that. As an immigrant from an underserved community, you really wonder what you bring to the table. It may be shadowed by self-doubts and external judgments, but I am here to remind you: You have a purpose. Let’s figure it out together.

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Topic: Empowering Futures: Navigating the Non-Traditional Path to Medicine for PreMed Students in Informal Post-Bacc and Growth Year Journeys
When: Friday, Apr 19, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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