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Fri Oct 8: Advice from Dean of Admission to First-Gen Students

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Sunny Nakae, PhD, Senior Associate Dean-Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Community Partnerships

California University of Science and Medicine

Friday October 8, 2021, 5pm-6:30pm PST. Click on the YouTube link below to view this webinar. Once you have viewed the presentation, you can log back in, take the Quiz for this event. A score of 70% or above will earn you a Certificate for 2 hours of Medical Mentorship.

Dr. Nakae is the Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Partnership,  and Associate Professor of Medical Education at the California University of Science and Medicine.  Prior to joining CUSM she served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine where she holds an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health. Dr. Nakae’s previous roles have included a broad scope of admissions, recruitment, student life, diversity, education, outreach and pipeline programs at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the University of Utah.  Dr. Nakae completed a BS and MSW at the University of Utah, and a PhD in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago.  She is the author of Premed Prep: Advice from a Medical School Admissions Dean, from Rutgers University Press.

Dr. Nakae works with national organizations to increase access and equity in higher education for undocumented, underrepresented, minoritized, and marginalized students and trainees.  She is known for her expertise in mission-driven, intersectional, holistic review processes.  Dr. Nakae is dedicated to improving inclusive institutional excellence through co-liberatory equity practice.  Her scholarship centers on access, equity, diversity, and outcomes across the spectrum of premedical preparation through faculty development in medical education. She is passionate about campus and community partnerships, cultural humility, structural justice, antiracism, physician wellbeing, and health inequality.  

Born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, she is the second youngest of five siblings, a first generation college graduate, and the only individual in her family to earn advanced degrees.  Her other full-time job includes family life with her partner, three children, and two crazy dogs in Riverside, CA.  

Here is the YouTube link:

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Dr. Nakae’s Oct 8 Event

Here are Dr. Nakae’s Powerpoint slides from her presentation:

Dr. Nakae’s Oct 8 2021 Powerpoint Slides