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We are proud to be first-generation students. 

percent of applicants are accepted into medical school

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The Inspiration Behind First Generation Medicine

FirstGenMedicine is a free website that allows students who are applying to medical school an opportunity to ask questions about what classes to take, how to be actively involved on campus and off-campus, how to prepare for the MCAT, and how to ultimately apply to medical schools. First-generation pre-medical students can sometimes feel less prepared than their colleagues as navigating medical school can be quite challenging. The inspiration behind Firstgenmedicine was to help students who are the first in their families to apply to and gain admission to medical school gain a better understanding of their road ahead. Please reach out with questions that you may have, and with suggestions for what can be added to better assist students in achieving their dreams of attending medical school.

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First Year
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Sophomore Year
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Junior Year
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Senior Year
What does the application process look like? How can you prepare? How many schools should you look at?  Click here to find out!
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About us
Pravleen Bains

Pravleen Bains

Student | Illinois State University

Pravleen is a fourth-year medical student, who received her Bachelors in Science with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a minor in Chemistry at Illinois State University. In her undergraduate studies, Pravleen kept busy through various activities including College Panhellenic Council, University Scholars, College Mentors for Kids, and running She is also passionate about research as she successfully defended her senior thesis in Immunology, completed the NIH programs at Yale University and the University of California-San Diego NASA lab. She is excited to continue to emphasize mentorship and aiding other first-generation students like her!

Sana Moqeet

Sana Moqeet

Graduate | Loyola University Chicago

Sana is a fourth-year medical student at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in December of 2017 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. In undergrad and medical school, she has been involved in various community service initiatives such as tutoring high school students, volunteering at free clinics, and running She is excited to see what the future brings in her career and hopes to help other medical and pre-medical students along the way.

Nhan Tran

Nhan Tran

Robot Whisperer and Software Engineer | Robust.AI

Nhan graduated with a MS+BS in Computer Science and Robotics and Intelligent Systems from Colorado School of Mines. While not building robots, he volunteers to maintain non-profit websites such as FirstGenMedicine and human-robot interaction conference. He enjoys reading about the most recent developments in medical technology, oncology, and immunotherapy. Along with his fellow Greenhouse scholars Pravleen and Sana, Nhan is a first-generation college student. He is open to collaboration and discussion on designing robots and AR/VR for use in healthcare settings. Please send an email to [email protected]

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