UMHS student Lisette Lerma talks about her experience as a Pathology I TA and gives tips and advice on how to succeed in pathology in Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 16.
Pathology is the study of the causes and effects of diseases, specifically dealing with lab exams of samples of body tissue for diagnostic purposes and in forensic medicine. Lisette Lerma fills you in on what to expect from a pathology course in medical school.
Lisette is a dedicated second-year medical student at UMHS. Throughout her time at UMHS, she participated in the Bilingual Education Program, where she served as a Language Guru, a mentor in the Power Up program and as a TA for Pathology I. She received a B.S. Biochemistry from TAMU-CC and earned an M.S. in Biotechnology from UTSA. Throughout graduate school, she worked as a research scientist, a brand ambassador, and worked as a TA for various science department courses at UTSA. After she obtained her master's, she continued to work as a brand ambassador part-time and a medical scribe for physicians throughout the Coastal Bend Area of Texas. In her free time, she loves science fiction, photography, working out, and spending quality time with her puppy.
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Dextrocardia features interviews with fellow medical students, medical school faculty, and medical practitioners on everything from how to succeed in medical school, to fighting racial inequality in medicine and how medical students are working in the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement.
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(Top photo): UMHS student Lisette Lerma. Photo courtesy of Ms. Lerma.
Scott is Director of Digital Content & Alumni Communications Liaison at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.