Meet our alumni: Samantha Ribeiro '15, MD

MD  St. George's University Grenada: Class of 2020

SLU Class of 2015

Major: Biology

Activities at SLU:  Member of Common's College, Advocates, Confocal TA, Research with Dr. Kari Heckman


What SLU experience has helped you be successful in your professional program and/or current job?

Research and advocacy work. Throughout my interviews  I found that participating in advocacy work was something that all residency programs valued and always asked me questions about. It shows that you are not only invested in academics but also in overall care. This is valuable when going into medicine, because as physicians our job is to care for a person and not just focus on lab work/medications. Many programs asked me about my research experience, and I was happy I had the opportunity to work in a lab at SLU. It shows that you are committed to academics. 


What advice do you have for students pursuing a career in your particular field?

Volunteer in the field you believe you want to go into and start setting yourself apart from other applicants as soon as you can. With that, don't forget to make time for yourself, because your mental health is extremely important when pursuing medicine