Meet Our Graduates

                   

 Last application cycle:  100% of all students who applied to medical school on completion of the program were accepted and 92% of all who applied were accepted.

Historically 87-89% of each class applies to medical school. Others pursue a variety of interesting career paths. All students and alumni receive close mentoring and advising throughout their time at Brown as well as after graduation.


Scroll down to see individual stories from our alumni.


 

 

Recent Medical School Admissions include the following institutions:
Includes Class of 2018 (N=18) and a few in Class of 2019 (N=23)

AT Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine (Arizona)
Baylor College of Medicine
Brown University - Warren Alpert Medical School
California Northstate University College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Dartmouth –Geisel School of Medicine
Dell Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Howard University College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Medical College of Georgia
Mercer University School of Medicine
Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine
Nova Southeastern University - Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Denver)
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Seton Hall University - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Lubeck Medical School
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
University of Vermont - Larner College of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Washington State University College of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine


Medical Schools Our Recent Grads Have Chosen to Attend:
Includes Class of 2018 and a few in Class of 2019; for most of Class of 2019, application cycle is still in progress

AT Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine (Arizona)
Brown University - Warren Alpert Medical School [4 students]
California Northstate University College of Medicine
Dartmouth –Geisel School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Medical College of Georgia
Seton Hall University - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

 


                                                         Scroll down to see individual stories from our alumni.

 

 

 

 

 



Priscila Cevallos
Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Graduate School: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth - Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year?

Since Gateways, I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital doing clinical research in Interventional Cardiology. My research focuses on reporting outcomes of a national quality improvement initiative to reduce patient radiation exposure in the catheterization lab. We are also working with developing countries to establish the first international cardiac cath registry for patients with congenital heart disease. Next, I will be starting medical school at Dartmouth in the fall!

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

Gateways exposed me to a year of medical school before actually starting! I was able to figure out how best to study and manage my time effectively, all without any other commitments outside of focusing on mastering the material. The clinical experience offered in the program coupled with the classes on the social humanities of medicine put the scientific content we learned in a realistic context. The small class size allows for unparalleled individual student support throughout the year and while applying to medical school. Attending Gateways was the best decision I made!

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

My advice would be to think about what your future goals are and focus on filling any gaps that will help you get to where you want. Be focused, be kind, and never give up on your dreams!

 


 

 

 

 

 

John Cotoia
Hometown:
Oceanside, California
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School - Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

The year between Gateways and matriculating into medical school, I operated The Lieber Institute for Brain Development’s brain bank collection site in California as the Site Coordinator, curating a tissue repository for neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric research. It was humbling and empowering to be entrusted with the thoughts, dreams, and memories of other human beings.

 How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

 The Gateways program reinvigorated and fine-tuned my organization and time management skills as well as provided hands-on opportunities for patient and provider interactions.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

 Start the program full force (regiment your time and fiercely study) the first 2-3 blocks to find what study habits you like and produce results. Once the academic balance has been struck, make time for yourself every day, explore all the opportunities Brown and Providence provide, and cultivate your desired professional networks (shadowing, rec letters, research, etc.) that are brought to you by the program. Remember: you got this!

 

 

 

 

 



Sam Craft
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Undergraduate: Middlebury College – Class of 2014
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences – Class of 2018
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine – Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

After graduating from Gateways in May of 2018, I worked as a clinical research assistant in emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence for the next year. There, I spoke with patients about our various studies, enrolling them if they were interested and eligible. The position appealed to me because it afforded me the opportunity to pursue a different type of scientific inquiry (I had exclusively done bench research before Gateways) while simultaneously allowing me to directly work with Providence’s incredibly diverse patient population. This past August, I began my first year at the Yale School of Medicine.

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

For me, Gateways’ preparation was twofold. First, it taught me how to study like a medical student. In undergrad, my study strategies were unrefined and, in some cases, ineffective. Gateways helped me to realize the importance of contextualizing all that I learned. Rather than solely remembering collections of discrete facts, emphasizing where those facts fit into the bigger picture not only helped me to better recall the information during exams but also made it much easier to incorporate that knowledge into real-life clinical settings. Perhaps more importantly, however, Gateways helped me to get a better sense of what medical fields I might be interested in, through both the medical school coursework I took and the various shadowing opportunities available. While I am still undecided in what field of medicine I would ultimately like to enter, Gateways definitely gave me direction as to the types of experiences I am most interested in exploring during my preclinical years of medical school.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

Hone your study strategies now. Do not be afraid to experiment, either; it took me nearly the whole first semester to figure out what methods worked best for me. Most importantly, though, have fun! My best memories from Gateways came from spending time with my classmates outside our studies: exploring Providence’s numerous neighborhoods and restaurants, playing intramural ice hockey, or spending an afternoon at the beach. Try to do at least one leisure activity every day. Ultimately, self-care is the most important factor in our successes as medical students and as physicians.

 

 

 

 


Ahmed Elsayed
Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate: Brown University
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School - Class of 2022

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

Since I graduated Gateways, I began medical school at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After my exposure to quality improvement research in Gateways, I was able to work on improving HCAHPS scores for Brown’s Internal Medicine department. 

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

 Gateways gave me the tools necessary to be able to conduct effective and meaningful research-how to identify a problem, create a solution, and implement that solution. It also allowed me to feel confident as a student to take on the academic rigor of medical school. Gateways put me in a position to succeed.  

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

My main advice to current and future gateway students is too choose something you really enjoy to do for your capstone project. It is an opportunity to do meaningful work about something you care about and can potentially guide your interests and medical journey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Harder
Hometown:
Ojai, California
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School - Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year?

I spent the past year working as a clinical research assistant in the department of Emergency Neuroscience and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

 How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

 Gateways was the chance I needed to prove myself and provided me with an incredible group of advisors who pushed me to reach my full potential.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

 Build your team early.  Find the people who bring out the best in you and who push you to be the best you can - most importantly - stay in touch with them.


                                                                            

Sean J. Hollebeck
Hometown:
Plano, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
 

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

Between graduating and starting medical school, I have been working at a private practice dental clinic that mostly serves Vietnamese patients in the DFW Metroplex.

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

Gateways was incredibly valuable to me by helping me prepare for my future as a medical student and inevitably as a physician. I learned a great deal about the importance of holistic, team-based care and compassion in the healthcare industry from my time in Providence.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

The advice I pass down to future students of this program is to make sure you never lose sight of why you want to pursue a career in the healthcare world. The challenges of this field are innumerable and unrelenting, but if you allow your passion to stay with you, these challenges will be undemanding.

 
                                                                                  

 

 



Adam
 Howard
Undergraduate:
Collin County Community College and University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Class of 2022

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

 Since graduating from Gateways, I have begun medical school and I look forward to continuing that pursuit next year. 

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

 The art of healing through medicine entails much more than diagnosis and prescription. Human health is influenced by myriad emotional, spiritual, social, economic, and other environmental variables. Our respected faculty at Gateways helped us to understand these complexities both academically and practically through our work at community health centers. Those opportunities have empowered me to engage with my patients more holistically and to help them work comprehensively at improving their sense of wellness. 

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

 Live with purpose; always understand why you are doing what you are doing.
Prioritize self-care. We must establish health within ourselves in order to share it with others.
The right thing to do is always the right thing to do.
The only treatment effective for 100% of patients is kindness. 


 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Koehler
Hometown:
Sammamish, Washington
Undergraduate: University of Southern California Class of 2017
Graduate: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School - Class of 2022

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

 After graduating from Gateways, I began medical school at the Warren Alpert Medical School. In the summer of 2019, I will perform research in the Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Next year I will continue to take classes and TA for current Gateways students.

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

In order to grow as a person and medical school applicant, I wanted to find the optimal way to expand upon previous experiences. With a first-year medical school curriculum, community service, and leadership opportunities, Gateways was the ideal fit. The critical thinking, knowledge, and experience I gained as a Gateways student assisted me throughout the application process and continues to do so during medical school.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

Through the content and unrivaled personalized advising, Gateways is expertly organized to help you achieve your goals. Utilize the plethora of resources the program and university has to offer.



 

 

 

 

 


Torie Livingston
Hometown:
Villa Rica, Georgia
Undergrad school: The University of Georgia
Graduate School: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine - Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year? 

 Since graduating from Gateways, I returned to my job as a phlebotomist and explored other passions that I never had time for in the past. As a phlebotomist, I worked in places such as the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta and smaller private physicians’ offices. Aside from working, I am an assistant coach for a 15-year-old club volleyball team in Georgia. In addition, I am currently in the process of writing my third draft of a children’s book and searching for an editor. In the fall of 2019, I will be beginning medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

Matriculating through the Gateways program has been a life-changing experience. Academically, I developed better study habits and learned how to process large amounts of information in a short amount of time. I was also introduced to topics in public health and science that I have never seen before and, with the help of faculty and classmates, learned how to craft a stand out primary application for medical school. Though I am grateful for those things, I am most thankful for what it did for my confidence. After going through Gateways, I am more confident in my ability to learn medicine and I am more confident in myself as a person.

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

 You’re already heading in the right direction by being at Gateways! There are going to be times of stress but there are also going to be many times of great joy! The support at Gateways is unlike any other. From the faculty and staff to your fellow classmates and medical students and even those of us who have graduated from Gateways, we are all rooting for you. There is a community of people doing their best to make sure you can be your best! You are not alone on this journey and Gateways will remind you of that.

 

 

 

 




Marissa Meyer
Hometown: 
 Westlake Village, CA
Undergraduate institution: UCLA
Graduate school: Brown University Certificate of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: A.T Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Arizona) - Class of 2023

What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year?

Since graduating from Gateways, I started my first year of medical school. Next year, as a part of my school's unique 1-3 program, I will be continuing my medical education at a CHC in Tucson. 

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

Gateways did an incredible job preparing me academically for medical school. I have not only seen a large majority of the information being taught, but I have also acquired study habits and test-taking skills that allow me to be confident in my academic abilities. 

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

My advice would be to use this time to experiment with different study techniques-- group studying, Anki, etc. I found by the end of the year I liked to study using many different methods, so you do not have to choose just one. In terms of stress management, find little things that make the long hours of studying better like a fun study group, and remember to take time to recharge! You will be more efficient in the end. Good luck! 


 

 

 

 

Kyle Sexton
Hometown:
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island
Graduate School: Brown University Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences - Class of 2023

 What have you done since graduating from Gateways and what are your plans next year?

During the past year since graduating from Gateways, I have worked as a Project Engineer for a biomedical plastics company, leading teams to translate innovative technological ideas into manufacturable products. Next year, I will attend the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and begin my journey as a U.S. Army Physician caring for the men and women of the military and their families.

How did Gateways prepare you for your future?

As a repeat applicant, Gateways not only provided the resources and guidance for me to apply successfully to medical school, but also the foundation to become an empathetic, intelligent and well-rounded physician. 

What advice do you have for the current/future students of Gateways?

To all current/prospective Gateways students, take full advantage of the resources provided such as TA sessions and medical school application workshops. All the staff care deeply for their students and will help you in any way to succeed. Gateways is like a second family and is the place to help you discover the future you are looking for and attain it.