Incoming McGovern students begin Pre-Entry Program


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2021 Pre-Entry Program Group Photo

Students from the McGovern Medical School incoming class of 2025 began the Pre-Entry Program sponsored by the Office of Educational Programs, June 21.

The four-week program provides 26 first-year students from McGovern and the Baylor College of Medicine with the opportunity to strengthen academic performance by providing a rigorous academic program, tutorial sessions, and computer- and study-skills workshops. The program includes lecture topics from the MS1 Foundations of Medicine Course and also sessions on stress management, ethics, study skills, and a standardized patient exercise in the Skills Center all while building a support network with students and faculty.

“We are very fortunate to have dedicated faculty teaching in the program year after year,” said Patricia Butler, MD, vice dean of Educational Programs. “Students are very positive about the program which we believe prepares them well for the first semester of medical school.”

The program is coordinated by Erin Bodeker. Faculty involved with the program include Jeffrey Actor, PhD; Jack Byrne, PhD; Nathan Carlin, PhD; Phil Carpenter, PhD; Len Cleary, PhD; Shane Cunha, PhD; Diane Edmondson, PhD; Alex Gorfe, PhD; Claire Hulsebosch, PhD; LaTanya Love, MD; Chris Mackenzie, PhD; John Putkey, PhD; Tara Tuchaai, PhD; and Han Zhang, MD. Second-year medical students Sarah Chiang, Alyson Galanga, and Elizabeth Oliver will serve as tutors and mentors for the first-year students.