Dine with a HSSPer

Dine with HSSP Sophomores and Alumni

HSSP hosts informal dinners with HSSP sophomores and HSSP alumni currently pursuing graduate and professional degrees in the health sciences. These engaging conversations focus on how successful students overcame challenges and made the most of their undergraduate experiences. HSSP alumni are eager to share their experiences and lessons learned with up-and-coming HSSP student leaders.

Sophomores are connected with HSSP graduating seniors who have gained admission to health-related graduate programs. During these sessions, seniors give advice about their experiences in the graduate-school admissions process. These conversations take place in a relaxed, small group-format and feature a free-flowing exchange of ideas among HSSP students with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and goals.

Grouped by year of graduation, our past guests include:

HSSP 2001 Alumni

Adeba Berhane, LSA (2005), U-M Medical School (2010)
Julie Conley, LSA (2005), U-M Medical School (2009)
Carrie Deierlein, LSA (2005), U-M College of Pharmacy (2009)
Victor Garcia, LSA (2005), U-M School of Social Work (2007)
Julie Heringhausen, U-M School of Nursing (2005), U-M Medical School (2011)
Roslyn Maben, LSA (2005), U-M Medical School (2010)
Carl Pogoncheff, LSA (2005), U-M Dental School (2009)
Prescilla Tshiamala
, U-M School of Nursing (2005), U-M Graduate School of Nursing (2007)

HSSP 2002 Alumni

Duane Bennett, LSA (2006), U-M School of Dentistry (2010)

HSSP 2003 Alumni

Kellie Johnson Vile, LSA (2007), U-M College of Pharmacy (2011)
John MacKovjak, LSA (2007), U-M Medical School (2011)
Christopher Shoemaker, LSA (2007), Wayne State University School of Medicine (2011)
Leigh Shoemaker, LSA (2007), Wayne State University Physician Assistant Program (2012)
Derrick Yang, LSA (2007), U-M School of Public Health (2010)

HSSP 2004 Alumni

Stephen Mancewicz, LSA (2007), U-M School of Dentistry (2011)
Sabrina Silver, LSA (2008), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2012)
Lauren Underwood, U-M School of Nursing (2008), Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Nursing (2010)

HSSP 2005 Alumni

Sarah Tochman, LSA (2009), U-M Medical School (2013)