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2023 Columbia University Medical School Fair Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Finale)

March 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST



As a final event, please join us for an informative conversation regarding how medical school curriculum and the field of medicine in general are working to be more diverse and inclusive from the perspectives of attending physicians and medical school administrators from 10:00am-11:30am. During the second portion of the panel, from 11:30am-1:00pm, we will be hearing from current medical students and resident physicians about their experiences within those systems. This session will be the conclusion to the 2023 Medical School Fair.


Part 1 Panelists (10am-11:30am EST) will include:

Dr. Julia Chang, MD – Stanford University
-Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism and LGBTQ Health

Dr. Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS – Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
-Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher Irobunda, MD, PhD – Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
-Jim Ovia Associate Professor of Cardiology
-Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Department of Medicine

Dean Mercedes Rivero – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
-Assistant Dean for Admissions

Part 2 Panelists (11:30am-1pm EST) will include:

Jacob Khoussine – MS5, MD/PhD
-University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Denise Marte, MD
-Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Emergency Medicine Resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Chelsia Melendez – MS2, MD
-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Columbia Postbac Alumni

Ming Pei – MS1, MD
-Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Dr. Victoria Perez, MD
-Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dermatology Resident at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

If you have any accessibility needs for these events, please reach out to medicalschoolfair@columbia.edu. Our team is prepared and happy to provide accommodations!