Meet the CPM Pre-Med Student Ambassadors
The directors of CPM are very excited to have three bright and dedicated pre-medical students serving in the position of ambassador. Nadine, Vince and Sarah are here to serve as a communication line between the pre-med population and the CPM directors. If you have ideas, thoughts, concerns or suggestions, please share with them! They are invested in the success of the program and, even more importantly, the successful journey of their peers to become practicing physicians.
Nadine Bazzi - Volunteer & Public Relations Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Nadine Bazzi and I am a third year student pursuing a degree in public health honors with a minor in biology. Alongside of that, I am a member of the honors college. I am so excited to serve as one of your CPM ambassadors, as this will be a learning experience for all of us! I am very interested in incorporating more means of health advocacy initiatives within this program. Being a student in college, many of us experience feelings of stress, anxiety, and without a doubt, a lack of sleep. These things play a major toll on our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. I believe that it is important to promote positive thinking and develop attitudes to help students thrive, which is why I hope we can expand our reach on this. In my free time, I enjoy listening to podcasts, reading, and boxing. If you have any new podcast or book recommendations, please feel free to let me know! I am very passionate about promoting positive and equitable health outcomes to address inequities in our own community. I spend most of my time working with Wayne Health at a mobile covid-19 testing unit, and volunteering with organizations such as Red Cross, Project Dignity, and World Medical Relief. I also volunteer as a peer health educator to empower teens to make healthy decisions in low income communities that lack comprehensive health education. In a world with never-ending negative stereotypes, I understand how important it is that we use our knowledge to educate and empower others. This will eliminate biases, and make our world a more equitable and healthy space for all to prosper. I am looking forward to meeting new faces and I hope we can all work together to establish our own positive experiences through our pre-med journey. Please feel free to reach out anytime!
Vincent Dolgikh - Membership Ambassador
Hey beautiful people!
It has been an honor to be a part of CPM for almost three years. As membership ambassador I have had the pleasure to not only organize our membership status but highlight the great work that many of our warrior pre-meds have accomplished. This program has offered me valuable insight regarding medicine and has fostered wonderful connections and friendships. Some of you might be wondering what my concentration is, my major is Public Health with honors and my minor is in Spanish. I am a huge advocate for creativity and expression. Releasing two albums over the course of my college career and discovering my lost passion for painting during the covid pandemic has kept me in touch with art. I am obsessed with fashion and dress up as if I'm attending New York fashion week even though I'm on my way to hit the books. Pre-meds should never have to sacrifice their hobbies/interests, instead find creative ways to incorporate your unique skills into the competitive field ahead. Staying true to your identity and not comparing yourself to others is something I remind myself constantly. As a Russian immigrant and member of the LGBTGIA+ community, my inspiration in medicine is to work with minorities and expand LGBTQIA+ health in the global health context. Underrepresentation is a serious issue in medicine and patients feel more comfortable knowing their physician is just like them. Whether it is connecting to someone's first language, culture or identity I aspire to bridge that gap between patient and physician as much as possible. Wayne State has provided me more opportunities than I could have imagined. Currently I am involved in the Covid-19 mobile testing team with the Emergency Research Department at the WSU SOM. This experience has expanded my understanding of teamwork, respect and empathy. It has taught me to face my fears and learn so much more as a result. Never be afraid and always be true to your core!
Sarah Haidar - Volunteer & Public Relations Ambassador
Hey! My name is Sarah Haidar and I am a sophomore pursuing a major in Biological Sciences with Honors, and a minor in Neuroscience. As a CPM ambassador, I'm so excited to bring forth new ideas and opportunities to the pre-med students at Wayne State, and help you all achieve your goals. Being able to conduct research at the WSU SOM, and as a clinical research assistant at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), research has become something that I am very passionate about. Especially research addressing how to better serve the underserved populations and tackle health disparities throughout our community. Additionally, having volunteered throughout different departments in HFHS for the past four years and throughout my community, I have grown to love helping others however I can, while also learning about how the human body and mind function. I am also passionate about learning to play new instruments, reading, and medicine, which all contribute to what makes me a pre-med student. I hope to help my fellow pre-med students find the things that they are passionate about, and aid in being able to pursue those opportunities as we all advance towards our future careers. I look forward to meeting you all and providing whatever guidance I can!