Rahul ('20) | President
Hometown: Portland, OR
About Me: Medical Sciences for me represents an exciting opportunity to obtain an undergraduate education focused on developing skills necessary for a career as a physician. The program is incredibly well designed to offer unique courses with renowned faculty and provides an excellent stepping stone to prepare me for medical school!
Fun Fact: Apart from hours spent studying, researching, or shadowing, you can often find me on the basketball courts at UC’s rec center and on the soccer fields, where I enjoy competing in intramurals or just for fun!
Chloe ('21) | Vice President
Hometown: Milford, OH
About Me: When I was choosing a college major, I knew that I wanted to go into medicine, but I did not want to go down the traditional route of a biology degree, and no other majors suited my interests. When I found the Medical Sciences major at UC, I knew that it was the perfect fit for me. As a current MedSci student, I can say that the volunteer, research, shadowing, and educational opportunities along with the close-knit cohort of students and faculty have far exceeded my expectations. Especially because I am interested in pediatric medicine, MedSci’s connection with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has done wonders in helping me pursue my career goals. I am so grateful for all of the support that the Medical Sciences Program provides to prepare students for medical school and beyond.
Fun Fact: In addition to my love of the medical field, I really enjoy learning about history. I am a member of the UC Hepcats swing dance club and know how to play the colonial fife.
Sam ('20) | Treasurer
Hometown: Mansfield, OH
About Me: Hi! My name is Sam Paul, I am a third year Medical Sciences student, I am from Mansfield, Ohio, and I am hoping to one day be a physician. Coming to the University of Cincinnati to study Medical Sciences has been one of the best choices I have ever made. Medical Sciences has provided me the freedom to pursue the things I love, such as Club Soccer and nutrition, while giving me access to the best possible resources to aid my academic career. Our faculty and staff are outstanding, showing care and love for our students in a way that makes us all feel like family. Medical Sciences has given me all the tools necessary to succeed as a future Medical Professional, but done so in a way that also allows me to explore my college experience for what I want it to be.
Fun Fact: I am working to be the third generation of physicians in my family.
Ronak Shah ('21) | Recruitment Chair
Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
About me: Hi! My name is Ronak Shah and I'm a Medical Sciences major from Edison, New Jersey. I've wanted to be a physician for basically my entire life so this program is exactly what I had been looking for all throughout high school. Outside of my future goals, I love being adventurous and trying new things which is why I've taken such classes as astronomy and yoga. I'm also a really active individual, considering I've played basketball, and sports as a whole, for as long as I can remember. In my free time, I also really enjoy reading and watching TV. My favorite book is The Da Vinci Code and my favorite TV show is White Collar. You can also often catch me in movie theaters with friends watching any Marvel or DC movie that is out at the time.
Fun Fact: My parents put me in a dance class when I was five years old and I have loved dancing ever since.
Michael Masuck ('22) | Secretary
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
About Me: Hi! My name is Michael Masuck, and I am a first year Medical Sciences student at the University of Cincinnati. I chose to join the Medical Sciences because of the resources provided to their students. I have wanted to be a physician since I was 12 years old, and when I heard about the Medical Sciences program I become very excited and interested about what the program offered to its students. With opportunities such as shadowing in surgery, to research positions in virtually any department imaginable, to classes that incorporate study abroad experiences, the Medical Sciences program has been tailored to provide students with opportunities to help students to create competitive applications for Medical School. My goal is to become a physician, specifically an orthopedic surgeon, and as a result chose to attend the University of Cincinnati Medical Sciences program.
Fun Fact: I am an avid outdoorsman! I typically spend my time outside of classes and studying doing activities such as skiing, wakeboarding, hiking and trail running. After I graduate from UC I plan to road trip across the United States before medical school.
About Me: When I first started my college search, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go into computer science or medicine, but I knew UC had amazing programs for both! When I first heard a presentation about the Medical Sciences program, however, I was hooked! Now, as a student here, every one of my peers supports one another and we work together, utilizing all of the world class resources afforded to us through this amazing program. With abundant opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom, the Medical Sciences program is truly special!
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother who also attends UC (we look nothing alike though, so you won’t see a carbon copy of me walking around campus). I’m also a saxophone player and I play at parties and events around the Cincinnati area!
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, IN
About Me: I chose MedSci for the amazing curriculum, faculty, and opportunities it allows each student to have. It is extremely unique: no other program permits students to develop sincere connections with faculty, fellow students (both undergraduate and graduate), and practicing physicians like Medical Sciences does. I am proud to be a part of the first undergraduate program to be housed in a medical school in the United States!
Fun Fact: I am a black belt in karate, and I have been on the AAU USA National Karate Team eight times. I have traveled abroad to seven different countries to compete, a few being Japan, Australia, and Ireland. I have also been teaching karate since the eighth grade.
Hometown: Centerville, OH
About Me: There are so many reasons why Medical Sciences stood out to me among all of the programs I applied to for undergrad. The opportunities we are given in this program to get involved in meaningful research, volunteering, pre-health internships, and shadowing (and so much more!) are invaluable to me. The connections we make through those opportunities are also so important for our future in medicine. With the pre-medicine track being so competitive, Medical Sciences has demystified and simplified the whole process in a major way for me. I feel so blessed to be in such an amazing and unique program and can't say enough about it!
Fun Fact: I am minoring in French and hope to use that language in combination with medicine to work for Doctors Without Borders some day!
Anna Vogel ('22)
Hometown: Ann Abor, MI
About Me: What stood out to me when choosing Medical Sciences was the extensive opportunities students received, like the unique classes we take in the UC’s medical school that are taught by med school professors, the experiential learning opportunities, like shadowing, volunteering, and research, and how prepared students are for going into medical school. Being part of MedSci, I’ve experienced all those as well as the amazing community within this program; I feel supported by my peers, Advisors, professors, and everybody in MedSci.
Fun Fact: I’ve donated my hair three times to organizations that make wigs for cancer patients!
Hometown: Mason, OH
About Me: I chose MedSci because of the research, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities that allow students to have a deeper understanding of what careers in medicine are like, as prepare students to pursue them. In addition, being able to take classes on the medical campus is a unique opportunity for students like me, who are passionate about science, to explore topics like microbiology and biochemistry on a deeper level and develop relationships with faculty who are experts in their fields. Also, having a close-knit community of faculty and students who support each other was a big draw for me, as I am being motivated to explore my interest in science, but I also have a MedSci family that is helping me pursue my passions outside the classroom. Being in a collaborative, supportive environment is especially important when transitioning into college, and I can’t thank those involved in this program enough for the support they provide!
Fun Fact: While I am a food-lover who will eat just about anything, I absolutely cannot stand bananas.
Hometown: Harrison, OH
About Me: I chose Medical Sciences because I feel like there is no other major or program that better prepares students for medical school, as well as for a career and life in medicine. There are virtually unlimited opportunities to shadow local physicians, to work in a lab doing hands on research, and to make connections with renowned faculty. The curriculum is also unique in that it allows students to take classes on medical campus that are very advanced and apply directly to the knowledge necessary to succeed in med school. The community and extensive support system MedSci has in place basically makes success imminent.
Fun Fact: One time I was on a Chilito kick and ate 13 in 4 days. If you don’t know what a chilito is I suggest you drive on over to Skyline and find out!
Hometown: Rochester, MI
About Me: I chose Med Sci for the incredible opportunities for research, shadowing, volunteering, and self-discovery that have been available to me since day one. I feel so prepared to apply to medical school thanks to the experiences I’ve gained through this program, which have helped me explore my passions and learn not only how to be a great physician, but how to be the best version of myself I can possibly be!
Fun Fact: I text my mom every day asking for pictures of my dog (he’s a Golden Doodle named Bentley!)
Andrew Snider ('20)
Hometown: Beavercreek, Ohio
About Me: I'm a part of the Medical Sciences Class of 2020, in addition to pursuing a Global Health Studies Certificate. I chose Medical Sciences because of the unrivaled opportunity it offered, and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I have found a phenomenal group of peers and faculty with this program, and have been set up for success in my future ventures. Outside of Medical Sciences, I am involved with ROAR Tour guides, the University Honors Programs, and various clubs across campus. I love being active and playing in numerous intramural sports that UC has to offer, and I love to cheer on Cincinnati sports teams.
Fun Fact: I walk on my toes.
Fatima Khan ('22)
Hometown: Mason, OH
About Me: Hi! My name is Fatima Khan and I am a first-year medical sciences major. I've lived in Cincinnati all my life, I'm a huge star wars fan and I love dogs!
Fun Fact: I've gotten stitches on my earlobe.
Hometown: Minerva, OH
About Me: I chose Medical Sciences because it was the only program in the state, and even that I knew of in the country, that offered a degree that didn’t nail me down to one specific science, giving me the ability to explore my passions while also being given endless resources in research, shadowing, volunteering, and building connections. I felt there was no place I could go that would better prepare and challenge me for medical school in the path that I had envisioned than UC!
Fun Fact: When I’m not in Langsam or at Roh’s studying, I spend my time outside! I love to hike, run, backpack, climb, and pretty much every other outdoor activity you can think of. Before going to medical school, I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail!
Sydney Bevelhimer ('22)
Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
About Me:I chose the Medical Sciences program because I know that it will prepare me well for medical school. This program allows us to have classes taught by med school faculty as undergraduates, and offers a unique opportunity for research, shadowing, volunteering, and mentorship. I also fell in love with the cooperative and supportive nature of this program which I couldn't find anywhere else!
Fun Fact: I have a dog who is a Saint Berdoodle, which is a Saint Bernard Poodle Mix
Ahmed Ashraf ('22)
Hometown: Mason, OH
About Me: As a first-year Medical Sciences student I am excited to have the opportunity to grow in a supportive environment, with educated mentors and experienced Advisors! I chose the Medical Sciences program with the goal of becoming a future physician, and know that the opportunities available through MedSci are unparalleled by any other program. Through the MedSci mentoring program I have received abundant guidance, not only from upperclassmen, but from first-year medical students who understand the challenges undergrad can offer.
Fun Fact: With my cousins, I drove 8 hours from San Diego to Yosemite National Park, hiked for 8 hours, and then drove back, all in the span of 1 day. Our entire trip was planned the night prior.
Kate Juliani ('22)
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
About Me: I decided to join the Medical Sciences program due to the unique nature of the major and the incredible opportunities it has to offer. UC's emphasis on experiential learning is my favorite thing about the university! The mentorship I have received has really helped shape my values and strengths as a person, and the community is extremely supportive of one another. I am majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in psychology, hoping to one day be a pediatric physician. Outside of MedSci, I am a ROAR Tour guide and involved in Greek Life!
Fun Fact: I thought the mannequins in DAAP were real people and asked one of them how to get to my chemistry lecture
Eva Hanson ('22)
Hometown: Bellbrook, OH
About Me: As the first MedSci student from Bellbrook, I didn't know much going into the program. I didn't have anyone that I could ask about the major. However, I have found it to be an incredibly welcoming community filled with friendly individuals. By becoming a member of the ambassador program, I hope to give others what I didn't have; that is, someone to talk to about what MedSci is all about, about its collaborative atmosphere, the course load, and the amazing opportunities it extends. I love MedSci, and I couldn't imagine majoring in anything else. Go UC!
Fun Fact: Iam a huge cinephile, and my favorite movies are How to Train Your Dragon (I definitely didn't go to an early showing of the third one), The Shawshank Redemption, and In Bruges.
Morgan Dent ('22)
Hometown: Walton, KY
About Me: I chose Medical Sciences because I wanted the structure of a rigorous, competitive program to help prepare me for my future career in healthcare. In my time at UC, I have found that MedSci is much more than academics. The experiential learning opportunities here can't be beat! The faculty, mentors, and Advisors have been immensely helpful with navigating college life in and out of the classroom, whether it is for shadowing, research, or something completely unrelated to medicine. I also love having a community of supportive, passionate peers who support me!
Fun Fact: I have made a list of 100 restaurants in Cincinnati I want to visit before I graduate (it's so hard on my wallet and my waistline. but definitely worth it).