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.
Meet the CPM Pre-Med of the Month
April 2017: Lena Bazzi
Lena is a sophomore pre-medical student working toward a B.S. in Biological Sciences with departmental and university honors at Wayne State University. Lena is involved in many student organizations; she is one of our CPM Ambassadors as well as one of the President's Directors on the Pre-Professional Medical Society and a member of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Epsilon Mu Philanthropy Committee. When she is not studying, Lena demonstrates her commitment to a career in medicine by volunteering at Harper Hospital's Season's Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Lena is also currently working on a research project under Dr. Jeyasuria Pancharatnam at the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development focused on creating a conditional fetal specific gene knockout system in a murine model that will allow studying aspects of fetal maternal signaling as they relate to pre-term birth. Additionally, she enjoys teaching and tutors students in the sciences at Detroit Public Schools through 826Michigan. Despite her busy schedule and community involvement, Lena does find balance. In her spare time, she enjoys watching documentaries, reading, baking, and photography as well as exploring new places in and around Detroit.
Lena understands the responsibilities of a career in medicine and the need for access to quality care which is one of her driving motivations to become a physician. The art of practicing medicine extends beyond the clinic and involves social outreach to bring about effective change. While she is still undecided about what type of physician she would like to be, she credits her experiences and opportunities at Wayne State University to effectively guide her toward her goal.