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
September 2017: Solomiya Svytka
Solomiya Svytka is a fourth year, Nutrition and Food Science and University Honors co-major, pre-medical student at Wayne State University who is dedicated to serving locally and abroad. Solomiya is a member of Global Brigades at WSU, and had the opportunity to go on a medical mission trip to Ghana. In Ghana, she worked alongside local physicians at rural clinics in observing, as well as, assisting in the treatment of residents. In addition to volunteering at the clinic, she was also able to visit a local school where she talked to the children about proper oral hygiene, nutrition, and physical education.
Solomiya is an aspiring physician with interests in OB/GYN. She is very attracted to OB/GYN because it is a combination of both primary care and surgical skill. She is also very interested in the aspect of continuity of care which is heavily observed in OB/GYN through guiding women not only through pregnancies, but even years before and after. Solomiya states that her interest in medicine has nurtured during her undergraduate years due to her college courses and scientific research. She owes credit to Dr. David Armant at C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development for introducing her to scientific knowledge and its constant evolvement.
Solomiya is also very passionate for community service and shows her passion through her involvement with an organization on campus called National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She stats that she was taught to serve others and believes that she can have the most impact by serving others in need through medicine.
As she reflects on her experience at Wayne State University, she is grateful for the urban exposure and various volunteering opportunities that were provided. Being part of the Honors College, she was able to participate in Service Learning Projects where she worked with kids at Detroit Public Schools and Cass Community Social Services. Solomiya thanks the CPM program for the valuable seminars organized for pre-med students which encouraged her to seek out various volunteering, clinical and shadowing opportunities.