Three Pathology department residents volunteered their time at URMC’s annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Pre Medical Conference hosted by current SMD medical students on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Drs. Sapna Patel, Diana Agostini-Vulaj, and Sachica Cheris participated in the daylong event which exposed potential pre medical students – both high school and college to the field of medicine.
The residents were joined by former cytopathology fellow and resident, Dr. Amanda Martin, as well as current URMC medical students. Pathology faculty, Drs. Metlay and Goldman, assisted residents in choosing pertinent cases for the workshop.
For the event, residents organized a hands-on pathology lab with a focus on cardiac pathology. In addition, Sachica and Diana participated in the physician luncheon where they answered student questions and spoke in greater detail about their journeys into the medical field.
Pictured above: Chief Resident of Pathology, Dr. Diana Agostini-Vulaj, examines the lungs and heart of a patient with truncus arteriosus at a cardiac pathology lab demonstration with high school students at the annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Conference at University of Rochester Medical Center. Photo provided by Diana Agostini-Vulaj.