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

September 2018: Iris Chiriac


Congratulations to the CPM September Pre-med of the Month, meet Iris Chiriac!

Iris is a fourth year pre-medical student majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences. For each pre-medical student, there is a unique experience that initiated their interest in the medical field. For Iris, this experience came as a child. Upon immigrating to the United States from Romania at six years old, Iris was diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. She remembers experiencing the difficult symptoms of her condition but recognizes how important quality physician care and support was in her recovery. Iris hopes to pursue primary care medicine because she would love to work closely with individuals across all ages and provide quality medical support. Through extracurricular involvement, IIris demonstrates her interest in working with people from different age groups and backgrounds, in both medical and non-medical settings. In addition to working on cancer research, Iris mentors children form single parent low income households and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. Iris values experiences in which she can work with others and helping them to recognize their potential for building successful future. To learn more about Iris, read her responses to the questions below.

What is something you wish you knew more about?

I really wish that I could learn more about geography.

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

One of my favorite ways to relax is to watch a documentary on National Geographic and learn more about cultures and history. Now more than ever, I feel that it is important for us to understand each other and realize how alike we all are as people living in this world together.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

One day, I would love to just be able to travel anywhere and appreciate as many different countries with my own eyes.

Do you have any special talents or hobbies?

I play the piano and write my own compositions. I have several piano compositions which have been written over the years. I always enjoy trying to incorporate something new into my pieces.

What is something you are interested in learning about in the future?

I would really like to learn how to paint and be able to create visual art as well as musical, especially with painting landscapes and natural scenery.