E5: Andrew D’Elia - A Journey to Medical School at the University of Toronto

STEMFellows

Jan 29 2022 • 1 hr 15 mins

Andrew D’Elia is a first-year medical student at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. Before his medical training, Andrew obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical and Materials Engineering at McMaster University, where he served as the President of the Engineering Society. He is an avid student researcher and community leader, with a passion for teaching others and sharing his experiences in STEM.


Andrew took interest in the biomedical field at a young age, with a desire to contribute to the development of advanced medical diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. His interest in biomedical research was later affirmed when he published his first scientific paper at the age of 19. Although quite early into his career, Andrew has shared experiences in biomaterial synthesis for bone implant technology, electron microscopy of biological materials and interfaces, and lipid nanoparticle synthesis for cancer theranostics. He aspires to train as a physician-scientist.


In this episode, we discuss Andrew's experiences in the iBiomed Program at McMaster University and his journey to medical school at the University of Toronto, making the most out of your time in university, how to excel in research as a student, and how to apply to medical school in Canada (personal statements, MCAT, extracurricular experiences, research, CASPER, reference letters, interviews).  Have fun listening!


🗒️ Show Notes

iBiomed McMaster: [https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ibiomed](https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/ibiomed)

Medical Makers: [https://www.medicalmakers.org/](https://www.medicalmakers.org/)

GSTC: [https://globalsurgicaltraining.challenges.org/](https://globalsurgicaltraining.challenges.org/)

Andrew’s and Shubh’s GSTC Project: [https://globalsurgicaltraining.challenges.org/tibial-fracture-fixation](https://globalsurgicaltraining.challenges.org/tibial-fracture-fixation)

Toronto Medical School: [https://applymd.utoronto.ca/](https://applymd.utoronto.ca/)


🎙 About the Podcast - STEMFellows

STEMFellows is a podcast that aims to empower the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) innovators. Join Shubh Patel, a Schulich Leader scholar and a STEM Fellowship member, to spark big ideas with prominent STEM leaders.


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💁🏽 Who is the host? Shubh Patel is a Schulich Leader scholar and biomedical science student studying in Calgary, AB. He also conducts research that focuses on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and various heart diseases.


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