CPM Pre-med of the Month

Being a "pre-medical" student is full of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice.  The members and leadership of the WSU Campuswide Pre-medical Mentoring (CPM) Program would like to celebrate your achievements for keeping your determination in working toward your ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.  We believe it is important to recognize the drive and stories of our future physicians.  If you know a CPM pre-med student that should be nominated for "CPM Pre-med of the Month," please consider filling out the form below.

If chosen, students will be featured on the CPM website, Facebook, and Twitter platforms, as well as giving them an additional achievement to add to their CV.

Please feel free to nominate yourself, as long as it done only once.

CPM Pre-med of the Month Nomination Form

 

Meet the CPM Pre-Med of the Month

October 2019: Anita Sehra

Picture of Anita, the CPM Pre-Med of the Month

Congratulations October CPM pre-med of the month, meet Anita Sehra! 

Anita Sehra is a first year Biological Sciences major and Public Health minor. She is a proud President and Founder of WSU's United 2 Heal chapter. Stating how they work to eliminate health disparities by volunteering and raising funds for the World Medical Relief. Anita mentioned how her chapter further accomplishes the mission to eliminate health disparities by recycling used pacemakers to be shipped to countries in need. Anita happily volunteers on a weekly basis at Beaumont Grosse Pointe and is also the Volunteer Coordinator Director of the Pre-Professional Medical Society. Anita is also employed at Beaumont Grosse Pointe as a patient transporter. Finally she conducts clinical research at Michigan Medicine and works on the Pulmonary Hypertension registry. Aside from her outstanding engagement Anita aspires to attend medical school due to her passion for service and reducing healthcare disparities. Anita dreams of becoming a pediatric cardiologist. She gains fulfillment from making a lasting impact on people's lives. Anita's fascination for medicine originated when she was very young and her uncle went undiagnosed with congenital heart disease with Eisenmenger's Syndrome. He lived in a country with low socioeconomic status and little resources, and his condition was not identified until he moved to North America. His physician's devotion towards treating him free of charge on a regular basis inspired her. Unfortunately, Anita's uncle passed away due to his late diagnosis resulting in his disease increasing in severity. This allowed her to recognize that it is absolutely necessary to ensure that patients in countries lacking medical resources are given equal access to high quality health care. 

Is there a job, other than becoming a physician, that you think you would be really good at?

If I could have a job other than becoming a physician, I would be a secondary school science teacher due to my passion for helping others, interacting with children, and the field of science.

During your time off, what is your go-to activity?

When I have time off, my go-to activities are going on runs and watching movies. 

Do you have any special talents or hobbies?

My special talent/hobby is playing and teaching the piano.

What hobby would you get into if time and money were not an issue?

If time and money weren't an issue, I would learn how to solo-skydive and fly a plane.