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A headshot photo of Dr. Farzana Ali.  PHOTO COURTESY OF FARZANA ALI

Intersectional identities in medicine and research: Dr. Farzana Ali’s journey

Lori Saxena February 14, 2023
For Ali, an international student a woman of color who uses a wheelchair, the path to finishing her doctorate was neither linear nor traditional.
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New York Times misconstrued students’ role in professor’s dismissal

Sonya Gugliara October 16, 2022
#OPINION: The students of NYU were falsely depicted as lazy and entitled. Jones' firing and the reaction to it reveal that educators must take a greater responsibility for their students' success.
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SBU Alum and YouTuber talks pre-med culture and perseverance

Melanie Navarro September 9, 2021
Now a second-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Stony Brook Alumnus Terrence Thomas dedicates a large portion of his time to mentoring pre-med students with an informative and personable YouTube channel.
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2015 MCAT looks to push applicants even further

Jasmine Blennau September 4, 2014
The MCAT, an exam that is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges to assess medical school applicants, will undergo changes to make it a longer exam that tests more material.
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“Weed out” classes promote survival of the fittest

Tejen Shah October 17, 2013
No matter how we boil it down, it is extremely obvious that Stony Brook University is primarily a science school. Despite the University’s most sincere efforts to promote other academic concentrations, which are also among the most prestigious programs in the nation, the path that an overwhelming portion of the student body chooses is a physical or biological science. Out of the five most popular majors at our University, there are four science majors that consist of thousands of people. The numbers are somewhat staggering. The number of science majors presents obvious problems: extreme competition and running the risk of making the school seem one dimensional. So how does the school handle this overcrowding? It makes introductory level classes that are geared to make young minds want to quit and choose another career or major altogether.
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There is more to life than the pre-med track

Niveditha Obla October 3, 2013
There is a whole other world of studies on campus that a lot of us do not pay attention to. We all take Writing 102 and then some required DECs, and forget that there is more to our education than just organic chemistry.
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