University of Alberta (U of A)
University of Calgary (U of C)
Hi! I’m Elena. I worked as an engineer for over 9 years before I was accepted to medical school, as a mature, non-traditional graduate. I competed my BSc in Mechanical engineering from Queen’s University and my MSc from Imperial College in London, England. I was a synchronized swimmer and have been coaching athletes for over 10 years. I enjoy learning from my athletes and watching them succeed.
Being a non-traditional student, I understand how overwhelming the process of getting into medical school may be, as well as the importance of marketing your best self. I know the whole system can at time be discouraging, but I want to help you navigate it and encourage you to keep going if you feel this is something in your heart you need to follow.
I believe my strong interview skills, CASPER prep and my thoughtfully reviewed application were what got me noticed by the admissions committee and I m hoping that I can help you to be noticed and succeed too.