Meet Eddie Popa, a member of the Class of 2023 and new student at HSDM. This profile is part of a series of stories about our newest DMD students.
Tell us about your background.
I am originally from Romania, and I immigrated to the United States when I was three years old to the Chicagoland area where I grew up. I then went to the University of Iowa for my undergraduate, where I majored in biochemistry and chemistry. I got involved as a lab teaching assistant and group study leader for two different foundational biology courses. ... Read more about Witness Dentistry First-Hand
Meet Jordan Middleton, a member of the Class of 2023 and new student at HSDM. This profile is part of a series of stories about our newest DMD students.
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I am from a relatively small city in Central New York called Auburn. I attended the only public high school in town, Auburn High School. Upon graduating in 2015 I attended Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. I majored in Biology and was a student researcher in a population genetics lab. My interests, outside of dentistry, include sports (...
Meet new DMD students, Natasha and Alisha Nanji, twins in HSDM's incoming class. This is part of a series of interviews with members of the Class of 2023.
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Alisha: Natasha and I were born and raised in a suburb of Toronto. From a young age, we learned the values of hard work, discipline and the importance of giving back through our parents - our dad is a refugee who fled Uganda with $23, and our mom is an immigrant sponsored by one of her eight sisters from Tanzania. ... Read more about Seeing Double at HSDM
Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed 35 new DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) students to campus in early August. The Class of 2023 hails from 19 different states and from 29 different colleges/universities. The class composition is 71 percent female and 29 percent male. Fourteen percent come from populations underrepresented in medicine.
We celebrate as we recall the past four years, already fogged over with the hazy joy of their culmination. We began alongside medical students in the TMEC amphitheater learning about the body and ourselves. We leave as capable clinicians.
We changed here in the same way people fall in love. Some of us in a rush and others with a slow realization, that who we are now is better than who we were four years ago. But we must not fool ourselves at home into thinking we simply came and conquered. Harvard challenged us,...
The narrow, serpentine streets of Boston welcome hundreds of thousands of students per year who traverse the country and the globe to attend one of the city’s 35 institutions of higher learning. Students can get to know their new home-away-from-home in a number of ways.... Read more about Student-Savored Spots: Spring Edition
I spent the first two years of dental school struggling to solve a puzzle, and on March 25th of this year, I glanced around the lecture hall seconds before my final medical school exam and wondered if I succeeded. Did I manage to feel real here?
No cruelty exists the likes of which runs self-directed through a health professional student’s mind. Kings and queens of guilt, we preside over each moment grasping an efficiency gauge as if it were a scepter. But even worse, a dental student in medical school can quite easily feel like a fake...