After EngSci: Medical School

After EngSci: Medical School, Wed., Oct. 6, 7:30 pm, Zoom

EngSci students, thinking of going to medical school after graduation?

Join us for a panel discussion with EngSci alumni with medical degrees.

Wed., Oct. 6, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 pm ET
Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration

Every year a number of our graduates enter medical school with the goal of becoming physicians or medical researchers.

Learn about the varied careers of our EngSci alumni panelists as clinicians and/or researchers.  They will discuss why they chose this path and things you can do in your engineering studies to help you prepare.  During the Q&A they will share advice on how to apply to medical school in Canada and abroad.

Moderator:

Professor Will Cluett, Director, Division of Engineering Science

Panelists:

Joyce Xie (EngSci 0T8), neuroradiologist

Joyce Xie (EngSci 0T8), neuroradiologist

Joyce Xie is a proud 0T8 graduate from the biomedical engineering major in Engineering Science. She discovered her passion for radiology during her thesis work in fluid dynamics in the carotid arteries utilizing MRI, and decided to pursue her medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada.

She then became a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital dedicated to neurovascular imaging research. After two years of research, she matched to radiology and started her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University, and completed neuroradiology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Currently, she is a neuroradiologist at a private practice and enjoying her life and family in Missouri. 

Natalie Landon-Brace (EngSci 1T6 PEY), MD/PhD student

Natalie Landon-Brace (EngSci 1T6 PEY), MD/PhD student

Natalie Landon-Brace is a 1T6 PEY graduate of the Engineering Science program (Biomedical Systems Engineering major). During the course of her undergraduate degree, she spent time working in a number of different research areas from vision science and cancer genetics to regenerative medicine.

Fascinated with scientific discovery and its implications for medicine, she decided to pursue a career at the intersection of these two worlds, which led her to the MD/PhD program at U of T.

Her PhD work in the McGuigan Lab (BME/ChemE) focuses on building 3D in vitro models to better recapitulate the tumor microenvironment and using these models to identify novel aspects of cancer biology. She is particularly interested in using these models to investigate tumor-immune interactions in the context of various microenvironmental factors.

Beyond academia, she can usually be found coaching swimming, walking her dog, or sampling one of Toronto’s many great restaurants.

Jeffson Chung (EngSci 0T6), professor of otolaryngology

Jeffson Chung (EngSci 0T6), professor of otolaryngology

Jeffson Chung graduated from EngSci's nanoengineering major in 2006. He then attended medical school at Queen's University from 2006 to 2010. In the next five years, he completed his Residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa, followed by a fellowship in oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery at University of Alberta 2015-2016.

Since 2016 he has been assistant professor in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at West Virginia University. He primarily sees cancer patients and performs major head and neck cancer surgeries, robotic surgeries, and reconstructive surgeries.

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