• 10 Secrets to Success in Medical School

    Medical school has ups and downs, and no matter what's up for you next, it helps to be able to turn to someone who's been there.

    Now, AAFP student members have access to tips that will help you right away from a CEO, a new residency graduate with a major TikTok following, an educator who has experience as a program director and dean, and a medical student leader.

    Learn about the 10 secrets that will help you thrive in medical school and set you up for a successful future. 

    Meet the Panelists

    Rose Marie Leslie

    Rose Marie Leslie, MD

    Leon McCrea

    Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP

    John Gimpel

    John Gimpel, DO, MEd

    Ariana Rodriguez

    Ariana Rodriguez

    Rose Marie Leslie, MD, is a recent graduate and former Chief Resident at the University of Minnesota Medical School's North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. This fall, she will be starting a position at Allina Health with a focus on primary care and obstetrics. Beyond her clinical duties, she creates informative and engaging health education videos for teens on TikTok (@ DrLeslie) and other social media channels. She was named "Most Influential" Content Creator on TikTok's 2020 Top 100 list and named one of the Top 20 Social Media Influencers by Medscape. 

    Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is Senior Associate Dean, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Director, Drexel Pathway to Medical School; and Associate Professor in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

    John Gimpel, DO, MEd, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

    Ariana Rodriguez is a student at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and serves as the AAFP FMIG Network Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association. She will graduate with her medical degree in 2023.

    This discussion will be moderated by Ashley Bentley, MBA, CAE, Manager, Workforce Development and Student Initiatives, AAFP.

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