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Have you heard about the Prehealth Peer Advisor Program???

Junior and senior prehealth students are available to chat with you about your prehealth questions and concerns. Consider this a great complement to meeting with your prehealth advisor! Sign-up sheets will go out in the morning in 108 Norton Hall, but if you cannot sign up, consider just dropping by to say hello! Our peer advisors are excited and very willing to speak to you, and you can benefit from their expertise and experience.

If you have a question for the Peer Advisors but cannot make their office hours you can e-mail them at Please note that the Peer Advisors answer the e-mails during their office hours, it may take a few days for a response.

Peer Advisor Profiles - Spring 2015

Connor Arquette: Area of Interest: Allopathic (MD) Medical School

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Connor is completing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a B.A. in Biological Sciences. At UB, he functions as a tour guide, an ambassador for the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of school, he has volunteered with countless physicians in the Buffalo area and works at Independent Health, a regional health insurance provider. In his free time, Connor enjoys writing and brainstorming ideas on his blog. He is an avid cyclist and also enjoys spending time in the gym.

Sarah Malsch: Area of Interest: Allopathic (MD) Medical School

Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sarah is completing her BS degree in Biological Sciences. She became interested in medicine after participating in an engineering program in high school. In the biomedical engineering block of the program, she watched a recording of a surgery. She realized then that instead of designing medical instruments, she wanted to directly work to treat patients. Since then, she has volunteered at St. Mary's and Samaritan Hospitals near her hometown, Albany, NY with hopes to one day become a physician. She has also shadowed an orthopaedic surgeon in the operating room and an Emergency Physician in the ER. At UB, Sarah was a lead TA for the BIO 200 lab course and is involved in the Association of Premedical Students (APMS) on campus.

Christian Matthews: Area of Interest: Allopathic (MD) & Osteopathic (DO) Medical School

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Christian is completing his BS in Medicinal Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Coming into college and throughout his time at UB, he has weighed his options between graduate school to pursue a career in medical research and going to medical school to become a physician. In order to make an informed decision, Christian became involved in various shadowing and volunteering opportunities at local Buffalo hospitals including: Mercy Hospital and Women and Children’s Hospital, as well as various research projects ranging from industrial organic chemistry to breast cancer research. Upon realization of the opportunities to have patient interaction along with involvement in clinical research with the completion of a medical degree, he is currently applying to various MD and DO medical schools.

Sable Staller: Area of Interest: Dental (DDS) School

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Sable is completing her BS degree in Biological Sciences. She is from Indiana and is a member of UB’s Varsity Volleyball Team. Ever since she was sixteen, she has been interesting in dental medicine and has pursued the field since. She has shadowed at multiple dental offices back home and in the Buffalo area including the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Sable has been active in the community through a Pen Pal Letter Program, the Helping Hands Food Pantry, and various other opportunities.

Jean Cheng Yee Tan: Area of Interest: Dental (DDS) School

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Jean is a senior who is completing her BS degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pre Health Studies. Having worked as a dental nurse with oral surgeons and general dentists in Singapore since 2011, she came to UB with a desire to pursue a career in dentistry. While studying at UB, she had the privilege to assist at a private dental clinic in Buffalo. She has also had experience shadowing with dental students at UBSDM under the Clinical Observation Program. In the 2014/2015 academic year, Jean will be conducting research in a lab at the UB Microbiology and Immunology Department as part of her fulfillment for the Biology Honors Program. She has applied for the 2015 ADEA AADSAS cycle and has taken her DAT. With her experiences in fulfilling various requirements in preparation for dental school, especially as an international student, Jean is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the pre-dental path.

Last updated: January 16 2015 16:27:29.

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Any Questions?

Please be sure to review the listing of workshops. Many of your questions will be answered at these sessions!

To set an appointment to see a prehealth advisor; please see Scheduling Prehealth Appointments. Check here first to be sure you are making an appointment with the appropriate advisor for you. Then just stop by 109 Norton Hall or call 716-645-6013 to schedule your meeting. As the appointments are generally 30 minutes in length, please think about bringing a list of questions to be sure all your concerns are covered.