Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Achilles Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)
- Class of 2019
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I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.
I will give respect and gratitude to my deserving teachers.
I will practice medicine with conscience and dignity.
The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration.
I will hold in confidence all that my patient confides in me.
I will maintain the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession.
My colleagues will be my family.
I will not permit considerations of race, religion, nationality, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life.
Even under threat, I will not use my knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.
These promises I make fully and upon my honor.
To render service to humanity with impartial respect for the dignity of man.
To provide a full and complete measure of professional service and attention to patients in the practice of Podiatric Medicine.
To unhesitatingly serve consultation in difficult or doubtful circumstances where it appears that the quality of service and therapy to the patient can be enhanced.
To continue the improvement of knowledge and skills for the benefit of patients and professions.
To conduct the practice of Podiatry as a credit to the profession.
To never accept limitations that might destroy or interfere with the exercise of best judgement and skills or the quality of performance.
To regard the confidence and information received from patients with professional care and understanding.
To fully offer service and participate in the health programs for the public in keeping with the integrity of the professsion.
These above fundamental beliefs are expressed as standards of ethical conduct and propriety of podiatrists, individually and collectively with patients, colleagues, members of allied health professions, and the public.
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I want to thank you all for extending me the honor of Teacher of the Year Twelve years ago I went into academics not pfenning on staying long but quickly realized that I had found my passion in life with teaching
I learned from my mentor. Dr. Harkless that the rewards in teaching do not necessarily equate to riches in one’s bank account but rather in the lives we shape and in the career development that we contribute over the years I can attest to that given my unpaid student debt
But to this day. I still keep in contact with many students I have watched them go from 2nd 3rd year students, to graduation and move on to residency or onto private practice, and eventually to start families. Through this I have finally come full drcie in my understandng and appreciation of Dr. Hakless' wisdom.
I wish you all good luck in your future endeavors and God speed in the many lives you will come to help, touch and shape in the future
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To the Graduating Clast of 2019:
This year marts the 53rd commencement ceremony of our school. I'm proud to be writing this letter to the class of 2019. Every one of you has Just completed the most challenging and rewarding four years of your lives, and I am honored to congratulate you on this achievement. Moreover, I want to tell you that you are what makes Tempte University School of Podiatric Medicine greatl
Our clinics, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories are nothing without the energy and passion of the students wfthln them. During your time here at TUSPM. you've seen changes in faculty, upgrades in our facilities, and the encouraging progress of a school on the cutting edge of Podiatric Medicine. This has been your school and your home, and youl forever be part of It
As you proceed to your post-graduate training, you'll each carry a piece of Temple with you, and you can proudty be recognlted as Temple University graduates. You will always be connected to TUSPM. We have given you the finest training and education in the nation. We have given you valuable dmical experience in a way that Is unequaled In our profession. And we have given you the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, so you can begin to make a difference In the lives of patients.
Now It’s time to take your first step on your next Journey. Because you ! always be a TUSPM graduate, It's up to you to carry that degree with competence, compassion and success. Your patients wtU demand the expertise you gained here, and as you enter your own practice and develop connections to the community that you choose to be a part of, I ask that you never forget where you began
You have worked tirelessly to earn the right to carry the degree we have bestowed upon you. I challenge you to use that degree to benefit both your own practice and your alma mater, as those who have gone before you have done. I hope that you become active with the alumni association and continue to maintain connections with your classmates and felow TUSPM alumni. Your peers have generously endowed scholarships so that students can get the same experience that you did, and so that we can continue to maintain state-of-the-art facilities. I want you to visit us here in Philadelphia as often as you can, and stay In touch with us on the Internet. Wherever you decide to so next in your Bfe, take our name and a (ways remain a proud alumni. Never forget TUSPM, because we will never forget your own dedication.
Go now and apply the skJHs that you have gained here over the past four years. Be diligent. Be tenacious Always keep learning. Pursue success earnestly. You are, and always will be. a part of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
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To the School of Podiatric Medicine Graduating Clast of 2019:
On behalf of the business and administrative staff members at the School of Podiattk Medicine.
I congratulate you for all of your hard work, heartaches, triumphs and perseverance. You should be proud of all that you have achieved thus far. and 1 hope the experiences throughout your years In professional school have prepared you well for the challenges that lie ahead.
I have gotten to know some of you during your time at TUSPM. and 1 am proud of the dedication, maturity and professionalism that you have exhibited. You are excellent representatives for your families, the podiatoc medical profession, and this School. Please know that you are. now and forever, a part of the TUSPM family and vre remain ready and able to assist you.
Good luck to you all!
Roderick B. Jones, MBA, CPA
FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS
Joshua L. Moore, DPM
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Educational Affairs Eighth at Race Street Philadelphia, PA. 19107
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Dear Class of 2019:
Congratulations! It is with great joy and excitement that I regard the wonderful milestone that you have achieved at this point in your education
It has been a great pleasure working with you throughout your tenure at TUSPM. I have witnessed so much growth in each of you over these past four years, and I look forward to your further accomplishments, not only in your personal lives, but in our profession as a whole.
Each of you has a unique gift. These talents may not be the same for everyone, but each makes you who you are and helps to define you as a physician. No matter how you choose to proceed with your future in medicine, I ask that you do so with honesty, integrity, and utmost compassion for your patients and the profession. It isn't what we do today or tomorrow that is noticed, but what we have done that ultimately will tell the story of our greatness in the end.
I conclude my remarks here with some advice. To use an old adage, never forget that there is more than one way to skin a cat. One person's manner is not necessarily the sole method. You will work with a lot of people throughout your life. Each will provide learning for you. whether it be good or bad. Furthermore, you don't have to implement everything you learn. Take ‘the good, the bad. and the ugly." filter them through logic and sound judgment, and then-and only then-- implement them in your practice. Remember: at the end of the day, you are only as great as the amount of time and effort you have put into being the best you can possibly be. As a physician and a person, you must never stop learning or educating, and you must always go the extra mile to be the best.
Doctors of the Gass of 2019. it is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome you to this great profession. It is truly an honor to now call you my colleagues. Although no longer will you be here physically at TUSPM. please know that my door, email and phone are always available to you whenever you need me. Best of luck in all of your endeavors. Again, my congratulations!
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Dear Class of 2019:
li is with great pleasure that 1 congratulate you on your Graduation. 1 hope that you have fulfilled all of your dreams with regards to your experiences at TUSPM. This step is just the beginning of a long and fruitful joumey in our Profession.
It is critical that you maintain your pursuit of further knowledge; and, that you continue to be a port of the Podiatric Medical Community; as well as the General Medical Community; and, also in your Local Community. In your professional career and in your own personal life, the more you try to give hack to your profession and to others, the more successful and fulfilled you will be. Always maintain your prospective with regard to your friends and family. Once again. I congratulate you on your achievement. Please stay in touch with us in the coming years and always try to support your school as well.
Larry M. Newman. DPM. FACFAS Assistant Dean and Medical Director
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Dear Members of thcTUSPM Graduating Class of 2019:
You have maslered an arduous curriculum where others have failed. You have persevered when things did not go smoothly and when the vicissitudes of fate seemed not to share your interests. You have earned your place among the rolls ofTUSPM graduates and I extend my sincere congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes for every success and happiness in the future to each of you. Godspeed to all.
Samucl J. Spadone, DPM
Marion Chan, PHD
Kim Flood, RN Surgery
Josie Galdo, RN
Khurram Khan, DPM
Kwasi Kwaadu, DPM Surgery
Ziad Libbad, DPM
Ebony Love, DPM Medicine
Kieran Mahan, MS, DPM Chair. Surgery
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Steven Pettineo, DPT Medicine and Biomechanics
Jane Pontious, DPM Surgery
Lesly Robinson, DPM
Laura Sansoti, DPM Biomechanics
Jinsup Song, DPM, PHD Biomechanics
Bonnie Spurr RN, BSN
Jennifer Van, DPM Surgery
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM Medicine
Joe Heston Wanda Hicks Rachele Horvath
Corpus Christi, TX Texas A M University - College Station B.S., Biomedical Science
Dear Mom and Dad,
I feel so honored and blessed to have you as my parents, and want to express my gratitude for your care and support over the years. Words cannot describe how important you are to me. This achievement would not have been possible without your support. I love you both.
To my friends and TUSPM fam,
Thank you for making these 4 years enjoyable.Dany Alkasmi
Chester Springs, PA Pennsylvania State University B.S., Neuroscience
"We did it! Thank you to my friends and family for your support over the past four years.”
Austin, TX University of Texas - Austin B.S., Biochemistry
It has been an amazing journey thus far and I am grateful for God who has guided me everyday. Though it was hard at first moving to a completely new state, far from home, I have to thank my parents and my sister for making sure I was never lonely with all the food care packages they sent and constant FaceTime videos. And for my friends whose support system has been my strength and I thank them for being there every minute sharing my laughter, tears, pranks, and joy.
The last four years have been an adventure I will never forget and I will truly miss all the people who have been in it, family, friends, classmates.
Wish every one the best!Cole Barton
Brigham Young University - Idaho
It’s been a long hard 4 years of podiatry school, but as it concludes I’d like to extend my thanks. First, I’d like to thank my wife for being patient, kind, loving and a rock of support in all aspects of my life. She always has picked me up when I've been down and been a grounding force to center me. Thanks for making me so happy love. Second, I'd like to thank my parents for all of their help even from afar, you were always there for support and advice whenever I needed it. Thanks for letting me bend your ears. Third. I'd like to thank all the professors for the time and energy you spent on my behalf. As a student your efforts didn’t go unnoticed. And lastly. I’d like to thank all my classmates, particularly my study pals, we made it through. Thanks and good luck y’all, looking forward to the next chapter of life.Rami Basatneh
University of Texas - B.S., Neuroscience
Thank you to everyone who stood by my side throughout my journey. First and foremost, I thank God for the strength and success. To my loving family, thank you so much. Eman, my beautiful wife - thank you for standing by my side every step of the way. I could not have gotten through this without you. To my amazing parents - Thank you for always supporting me and believing in me. You both mean the world to me, and I hope to have made you proud. To my three younger sisters - you are all so smart and strong, I cannot wait to see the successes you all achieve. To my friends - you know who you are. Thank you for always being there for me. To my dear mentors - thank you for investing your time, hope, and love in my journey. I am so lucky to have an endless list of mentors, but I want to offer a special shout out to Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Randy Kaplan - two amazing physicians who have practically adopted me over the past four years. I am so grateful for your mentorship. To my professors, thank you for giving me the tools to succeed. And to my classmates, thank you for entrusting our class’s representation in me. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all the very best careers ahead.Westfield, NJ
James Madison University
Thank you to all those who have helped and supported me along the way. Especially my parents, family, and friends. I could not have done it without you!
Brooklyn, NY CUNY - Brooklyn College B.S., Psychology
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Brigham Young University - Idaho B.S., Exercise Science
There is no way I could have done this on my own. Huge thanks to the love of my life for supporting me and carrying me through the hard times. She has uplifted and encouraged me through the whole process and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her. Thanks to my two kids for always being happy to see me and having smiles on their faces. Thanks be to God for strengthening my faith and lengthening my stride. Thanks to all the TUSPM family for putting up with my nonsense and helping me out. Thank you Shirley Temples for bringing a new level of sweetness to my life. And huge shout out to my boy Joel Embiid! We made it man! All the late nights, long workouts study sessions, and of course our pitchers of Shirleys... we finally made it! Trust the process!!
University of Delaware - Newark B.A., Biological Sciences
Thank you to my family, friends, and Wawa for your continuous support. Your undoubting belief in me and constant motivation have meant the world to me! A special thanks to my parents, grandparents, Kaeleigh, Michael, and Richie for always encouraging me to follow my dreams and “Be The Best” that I can be in all aspects of life. I will forever be grateful and love you all!
Congratulations Class of 2019! We did it!Namrata Daru
University of Texas - Austin B.B.A., Business Management M.S., Biomedical Science
Where we have come from will always be part of who we become.
I would like to express the utmost gratitude towards each educator who inspired and helped to shape us into the young physicians we are today. Congratulations to all my classmates turned friends turned family in the absolute best class there has ever been! We made it!! I feel so lucky to have shared this chapter with each of you. As always, carry on for podiatry!Nisha Desai
Anderson, SC Virginia Commonwealth University
Quote: If you want something in life, if you want to achieve something, if you want to win, always listen to your heart. And if your heart doesn't give you any answers, close your eyes and think of your family. And then you will cross all the hurdles, all your problems will vanish, victory will be yours. Only yours.
-Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)Lethbridge, AB University of Alberta B.S., Business Administration
I cannot thank my amazing, beautiful wife enough for all she has done the past 4 years! She has worked diligently and sacrificed so much being a mother and companion during our journey here. I love you! Thank you to Ava and Ethan for your unconditional love and the joy you bring into my life. It has truly been a blessing being your dad. Thank you to my mom and dad for shaping me into the man I am today. Thank you to my family and friends for all the support you have given me. What a wonderful experience it has been to be a part of the TUSPM community. A special thank you to all faculty and staff that have made this experience not only educational, but uplifting and enjoyable as well. It has been a pleasure meeting so many wonderful classmates along the way. Always remember to eat your vegetables!
Class of 2019 Best of Luck!!!Caitlyn Goodwin
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
The most valuable lesson I learned is you are not alone in Podiatry School. You have the professors that have taught you. Mentors who have guided you to the right path. Classmates that have turned into family and friends. Most importantly your family and friends who’ll be there to lift you up even at your lowest point. I love you all so much and wish you the best. I’ll be there for you when you need me.Abigail Gumpper
Philadelphia, PA Temple University B.S., Biology
In the 4 years spent at TUSPM, I have learned many things. The most important of which, surprisingly, were not academic. Listen up. Class of 2019:
1. Life doesn’t always go the way you want it. Life is not always fair. You can prepare all you want for Plan A. Always be thinking ahead of plans B, C. and D.
2. Grow from your mistakes. That is not to say don’t make mistakes. Make creative mistakes. Never make the same one twice; it proves you are not learning.
3. Remember to keep into account if there is a back function on an exam. Shout out to Luke. Carol Rules.
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to remember that question you didn’t know the answer to. Grow from it, learn from it, and move forward.
5. Never forget to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Shout out to Dad. Dr. Toefuz is making you proud. Shout out to Mom. Thank you for being my ear to bend, my support when I needed it most. Shout out to Samantha, Emily, and Katherine. Y’all are crazy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Dougie fresh, meow meow meow, (roughly translates to “thanks for tutoring me"). Binx. meow (“you are cute, but not as cute as Doug").
6.Show appreciation where it is due. Rob, I could have done this without you. However. I would not have laughed as much. It would have been tremendously harder. I would not be nearly as happy. I love you to the moon. I am so proud of you.
7. Never forget to have fun. If your social chair taught you anything. HAVE FUN WHENEVER YOU HAVE THE CHANCE.
8. Be smart, be ambitious, but most importantly, be kind to your peers. These 4 years could have been MUCH more stressful. More cut throat. More drama. Miserable. Instead, I found friends I will cherish for a lifetime. Faces I will be excited to see at conferences. Names I will be proud to see publishing papers. Most importantly, I had so much fun with you all. Thank you for everything. Class of 2019. Carry on for Podiatry - Abigail
Dallas, TX University of North Texas B.A., Biology
"I still can’t believe I'm a doctor. Thank you to my friends, family, George, and anyone else who has supported, motivated, and pushed me through the exhaustion and excitement of the last four years."Suraj Hansalia
St. Charles, MO
Saint Louis University - B.S., Health Admin M.S., Biomedical Science
Congratulations to my fellow classmates for this amazing accomplishment! I could not have done it without the support of my friends, family, and Pratiti. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us all after graduation!Selbyville, DE University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Thank you to my family for all of your love and support. From field hockey to feet, you have always been my number one fan. I could not have done it without you, Mom and Dad.
This path has brought me to friends that I will have for the rest of my life. Thank you for making these last four years so memorable. Love you, always.
University of California - San Diego B.S., Biology
I want to start by thanking my parents for helping me through podiatry school both financially and emotionally. They understand the amount of pressure that would affect them and still supported me all the way. I would not have been able to take this career path without their continued blessing. Next set of thank you’s goes to all the volleyball friends I’ve made in Temple undergrad, recreational and competitive leagues. Being able to play volleyball throughout the 4 years in convenience kept me sane.
I also appreciate the city of Philadelphia. I am very happy I picked Temple over the other two east coast school just because everything was easily accessible and I had lots of great food and enjoyable night and social experience. Additional love to all the friends I’ve made here in Philadelphia; may our connections remain strong as we go our separate ways.
Lastly, a big thank you to all the TUSPM faculty and staff. At times, administration has been difficult but we prevailed. Special thank you’s to Dr. Love for doing a fun research project; Dr. Robinson for encouraging me to do my best; Dr. Khan for his patience and knowing how to teach; Dr. Whitney for biomechanics and orthotics; Dr. Palamarchuk for his sincerity; Dr. McGuire, Dr. Moore, Dr. Van, and Dr. Myer for being efficient and practical.
I wish everyone happiness as the years go by and good memories when life comes to an end.Perry Hall, MD Towson University B.S., Biology
To my family: Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and prayers over the past four years! Your unwavering confidence in me kept me grounded during stressful times and I am blessed to have such a loving family that will go above and beyond for me! Mom and Dad: I am incredibly grateful for your selflessness and devotion - you are the reason for my accomplishments.
To my friends: Thank you for all the memories, adventures, and laughs! These last four years would not have been bearable without you all to hang out with, vent to, and celebrate with. While I’m sad to see us all go on our different paths, I’m proud of us for making it through what seemed like a never-ending journey! Congratulations everyone!Irving, TX
University of Dallas B.A., Biology
I would just like to thank all my friends, family, and classmates who have supported me through the last four years. There have been some ups and downs but I am thankful for all the support I have received throughout my time in school. In particular, I would like to thank my wife Camille, who despite giving birth to two beautiful children while I was in school, fully supported me the whole time and managed all the craziness at home so I could focus on school. Thanks for packing my lunches and I could not have done it without you.
Sean KennedyYusake Kihira
Menlo Park, CA University of California B.S., Microbiology
We made it! I want to thank all those who have supported me throughout this crazy journey. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such amazing friends and a family that supports me unconditionally. These past four years have been the most challenging times of my life and I couldn't have done it without you all.
To my family: Thank you for believing in me and supporting me every step of the way.
Shout out to the Squaaaddd- Y’all the real MVPs. PBs?
Clinic group: Water break?
Dear CA: I miss you.
Dear PA: I guess you’re not too bad after all.
To the Class of 2019: Thanks, that was fun. Congratulations! COFP!
Remember the nights that turned into mornings, cherish the friends that turned into family, and celebrate the dreams that turned into reality.
Glen Allen, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University B.S., Biology
Hampton Cove, AL Maryville College B.S., Biology
Thank you Mom and Dad!
Thank you for encouraging me to be an independent and strong woman, while constantly inspiring me to pursue my passion!
Thank you for teaching me to have faith and to trust in God's plan!
Thank you for pushing me to be the best version of myself! And thank you for always being in the front row to celebrate any of my accomplishments, whether it be “Best Handwriting” in elementary school or earning my medical diploma!
Also, thank you to the beautiful souls that I have met along this crazy journey. We definitely saw one another at our best and worst, but we always came out fighting in the end. As Elle Woods says “WE DID IT!”
Rockville, MD University of Wisconsin B.A., Premed
It's a wonderful feeling to accomplish one’s preeminent goal to become a physician and I can't thank everyone enough who supported me along this journey.
To my Mom and Dad: Thank you for always being there. Your love and support means everything to me. You taught me about perseverance and encouraged me, allowing me to succeed. I would not have reached this milestone without you.
To my grandparents- Nana and Ali: You are a constant reminder to treat others well, have good core values, and to work hard. You have always been there to lift my spirits up, teach me to overcome obstacles, and I am so happy to make you proud. Bubbie and Zayde: I know you are smiling down on me becoming a doctor and I wish every day that you could celebrate with me.
To Jodi, Jeff and my adorable nieces Hannah and Nikki: Thanks for letting me stay with you for 2 months during externships and providing me a loving household to keep me grounded.
To my friends: Thank you for putting up with me through the ups and downs and always instilling confidence that I can do this. Thanks for your advice along the way and being there for me when I needed a break from studying. You made Philly home for the last 4 years.
To my classmates: Congratulations! We did it and I am happy to be a part of the TUSPM class of 2019!
To my clinicians, professors, and the administration: thanks for teaching us all that you know and inspiring us every day.Jennifer Levi
East Brunswick, NJ Rutgers State Univ of NJ - New Brunswick
I want to express my endless gratitude for my friends and family who supported me in every way throughout this journey. I am here thanks to you. Good luck to everyone and congratulations class of 2019!Jackson, NJ
Wake Forest University B.S., Biology
Thank you Mom, Dad, Jason, Julia and Grandma for all the support you have given me over the years to help me reach this moment in my career, I cannot thank you enough!
Thank you Brody for the unconditional love whenever I come home!
Devrie, you are my best friend and cannot thank you enough for always being by my side. Whether that was studying for an exam or just cooking Sticky Chicken for dinner, you were always there for me. Thank you!Bryant Mercado
Placentia, CA University of California - Irvine B.A., Social Sciences
Fordham University - Lincoln Center
B.A., Natural Science, M.S., Biology
Marie Curie once said “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Today, I became a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Looking back, I first decided to be a doctor when I pulled a piece of glass out of my cousin’s foot and bandaged it at 8 years old. Between my sports-related recurrent ankle sprains and posterior tibial tendinitis, I decided to follow the pre-med track towards podiatry. I pursued my B.A. in Natural Science at Fordham University-Lincoln Center, M.S. in Biology at Long Island University, and D.P.M at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
There were many late nights, hours spent working, and sacrifices made along the way but I could not have done it without my family, friends, Fordham CSTEP, TUSPM family. I love you all because your overwhelming support, concern, and love kept me going.
To my family, thank you for your constant prayers, words of encouragement, support, and love. Thank you for uplifting me and reminding me of my dreams and goals in my times of doubt. Thank you for being my cheerleaders in my times of success. I could not have made it through these last 4 years without you.
To my closest friends (you know who you are), thank you for keeping me sane and giving me the courage and strength to continue pursuing my dreams. You always kept my spirits high and I am forever grateful.
To the Class of 2019, you are an example of true community and a gift to healthcare and podiatry as a whole.
Thank you and I love you all from the bottom of my heart.Joyann Oakman
Covington, PA Ursinus College B.S., Other Health Sciences Major
It’s been a massive journey to get to where I am now, and I’m thankful that it led me to a career path that I used to only dream about. I fell in love with podiatry, and now a large chunk of my life is devoted to excelling in this profession. Getting here hasn’t been easy, but it would have been impossible without the help I had along the way. A huge thank you goes out to my mom and sister, who would drop anything at any time (even when we’re all on vacation sitting on the beach) to help me get ready for a test. I would also like to thank all of my mentors along the way. as well as my closest friends who were there for me in the hardest times (you know who you are). Congratulations to all of my fellow classmates; we made it! -Carry On For PodiatryGodfrey Ofori
Kwame University Science and Technology B.S., Biochemistry, M.S., Business Managment
I would like to thank the one who crowns our efforts with success, my wife, kids, extended family members and friends for their love and support through my journey through medical school.5253Sonam Patel
Lumberton, NJ Northeastern University B.S., Biomedical Science
There's only one word that can summarize the last 4 years: rollercoaster. It was a physical and emotional rollercoaster that I would not have been able to get through without the endless, unwavering support of my loved ones. They pushed me through the tears, and rallied behind me through the triumphs and laughter.
To the class of 2019,1 feel lucky every single day that I was in a class with the sweetest, most supportive, and brilliant individuals. Thank you for tolerating all my dog pictures and cheesy jokes in my nightly emails.
Thank you a hundred times to my family and Toffee, of course.
Finally, to the best gift the past 4 years have brought me: thank you is not enough words, Kenny. You are an amazing person, and will make an amazing physician one day.Hubert, NC
North Carolina State University B.S., Biological Sciences
Huge thanks to all the great mentors at TUSPM.
Leesburg, VA College of Charleston B.S., Biology
Thank you to all of those who believed in me and supported me through these last four years. We have achieved so much! I am forever grateful.
Villanova, PA Villanova University B.S., Neuroscience
Thank you to my dad for providing academic, emotional, and wellness support; my mom for her undying mental and social support. I want to thank my siblings for being there every step of the way from undergrad to the final months before my graduation.
Finally, I want to thank tea-do gang and Mallory. I would not have survived second year, let alone the stress of externships and boards without the sarcasm and the undying, relentless support of such close, loyal friends.
University of Texas - Austin B.B.A., Administration
To the wonderful faculty at TUSPM,
Thanks to each and everyone one of you for being so kind and dedicated. All of you together make TUSPM a vibrant and special place, and I am so glad I was able to experience it. Your wisdom and guidance motivate me to continuously improve as a physician and a person. The things I learned here will echo throughout my professional and personal life.
To my classmates at TUSPM,
You all had such warm, colorful personalities and I am grateful to have spent the last four years in the midst of you all. I look forward to seeing everyone again. If there is anything I can ever do for you, please don't be shy in reaching out. Thank you all for the laughs and the good times.
Till we meet again, Huzefa Sakerwalla
Michigan State University - East Lansing
I would like to thank my family and friends for their unwavering support during these 4 years, could not have accomplished this without all of you.Jatt Da muqabla
Virginia Beach, VA
University of Virginia - Charlottesville
To my parents, I don't think I will ever be able to truly express the love and gratitude I have for you guys. You are my everything and none of this would be possible without your love, support and guidance. I am so grateful for all the opportunities you have given me and you guys will continue to be my guideposts throughout my life. Thank you for everything and I love you so much.
Congrats Class of 2019! I could not have imagined a better group of people to have spent the last four years with!Deep Shah
Watervliet, NY Siena College B.S., Biology
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; If you can dream it, you can become it” - William Arthur Ward.
It is a humbling experience to acknowledge those people who have, mostly out of kindness, helped along the journey of my education. I am indebted to so many for encouragement and support.
I would like to acknowledge my family for their enduring support of me during my lifelong education. My parents, Nilesh and Rashmika, never asked me to stop working or even how long I planned to work; they simply did the dishes or folded the laundry without question even after working for 14-16 hours day. My parents never failed to say that they were proud of me, no matter how worried they were about me. My brother, Harsh, Sister-in-law, Sheekha, and Niece, Eva, gave quiet encouragement and positive belief in my success that kept me going regardless of the challenge that I faced.
To my extended family, friends and colleagues in education both past and present, I’ll never forget your willingness to help me. to encourage me, to question me, to believe in my ability to achieve my dreams; and I'll always remember how working next to you has made me the individual that I am today. I've been blessed to learn from you and to teach, and “suffer” with you.Mpepera Simango-Yiadom
Johns Hopkins University
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. - Proverbs 3: 5-6
I am blessed and truly grateful to my family and friends for your support. You all encouraged, inspired and prayed for me throughout this journey. I would not have made it this far without you. Thank you to my mentors, professors, TUSPM staff and classmates for the remarkable last 4 years.
“The journey doesn’t end....lt’s all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done.” - Michelle ObamaDevrie Stellar
University of Maryland - College Park B.S., Biological Sciences
Thank you Sean, Mom, Dad, Jenny, and Matt for all the love and support the past 4 years! I wouldn't be here without all of you!
"There is nothing on my horizon except everything. Everything is on my horizon."
uMadison, OH University of Dayton B.S., Chemical Engineering
Thanks to my family friends for the support along the way.
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Ocala, FL University of Central Florida B.S., Biomedical Science
I would like to thank my loving, supportive and encouraging family (Mom, Dad, Memom, Alex, and Trinity) who have always pushed me to be my best, my pals back at home for keeping me sane, Grace from Rays Cafe for her top notch coffee getting me through long days and nights, Ms. B for her constant encouragement and service, my close friends made in pod school for four years of the best of shenanigans, the faculty and staff at TUSPM for their dedication to my education and the Class of 2019 for being an absolute unit. Much love, RVD.
Flower Mound, TX
University of Connecticut
B.S., Physiology, M.S., Biomedical Science
TUSPM family friends: exploring Philly through these school days, eating countless slices of Zio’s, and pulling late library study nights with yet another cup of Ray’s coffee will be the most memorable times that made this journey fantastic. I am proud to be in the Class of 2019. Congratulations!
And now to my beautiful family, where would I ever be without you...
To Daddy, Amma, Daniel, Grace: for all your love prayers: your encouragement is the sunshine to me. But most of all lots of hugs for spending 7,000+ minutes everyday on the phone with me while I’m running next door to class, or freaking out before another exam.
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
To Mama Athaima, thank you for forever holding me in your hearts with prayers. I am so blessed to be yours.
To my Joshua, thank you for everything. I love you to the moon and back.
Now to Our GOD who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all that we could ever ask, think, or even imagine. "Ephesians 3:20
Thank you LORD, for every good and perfect miracle in my life comes from You. Thank you for being my closest friend. I now know that all things are possible with You.
Silver Spring, MD
University of Tennessee - Knoxville B.S.
I am so thrilled to have been a member of the class of 2019 at TUSPM.
The relationships I have formed and enjoyed through this wild journey will most certainly hold strong as we continue enjoying this small but great profession.
I would like to thank my parents, Erik and Kari for their complete support of my goals and for their constant encouragement. I am forever grateful!
To my juniors below - work hard, be the best version of yourself that you can be in every aspect of your life and you’ll be in this space soon, off to do great things.
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Mill Creek, WA Peking University Health Science Center
It’s finally our time to graduate, it takes entire whole 4 years and we have been waiting for this moment for so long. 4 years ago, quit my job and be back to school used to be a challenging and tough choice for me. I didn’t know if I can make it or not. Now, I can tell proudly, this is the best choice I have ever made, not only I can do it but also I did it well. Thanks for TUSPM, it opens a totally different door for me and makes my dream come true. This will be one of the most meaningful periods in my life, I learned knowledge, I made friends, I met my loved one. Thanks again for everything, I’m so proud to be one of the TUSPMs!"Laura Adler
Miami, FL Florida Atlantic University B.S., Biological Sciences
Boynton Beach, FL University of Florida B.S., Health Science
Vineland, NJ Rowan University - Main Campus B.S., Biological Sciences
Bothell, WA University of Washington B.S., Biology
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Sunnyvale, CA University of California - Merced B.S., Chemistry
Earlville, NY Alfred University B.A., Mathematics
Clifton, NJ Rutgers - State Univ of NJ - Newark B.A., Biology
Webster, NY Elmira College B.S., BiologyDaniel Fritz
Slatington, PA Muhlenberg College B.A., Political Science
Glenview, IL University of Illinois - Chicago B.A., Foreign Language
Parkesburg, PA University of Scranton B.S., Neuroscience, M.S., Biology
Rochester, NY SUNY - Brockport B.S., BiologyRoger Hunt
Alpharetta, GA Emory University B.A., Chemistry
Royal Oak, Ml Michigan State University - East Lansing B.S., Kinesiology
Falls Church, VA Marymount University B.S.
Roscoe, IL University of llinois - Chicago B.A., Biological Sciences
74Bayside, NY SUNY-Stony Brook B.S., Biochemistry M.S., Biomedical Science
San Jose, CA University of California - Santa Cruz B.S., Health Science
Germantown, TN Indiana University - Bloomington B.S.
Bangkok, ZY College of Wooster B.A., Biochemistry
Lake Orion, Ml Wayne State University B.S., Chemistry
Northbrook, IL University of Miami B.S., Exercise Science
Allen, TX University of Texas - Dallas B.S., Biochemistry, M.S., Health Science
Hillside, NJ Rutgers State Univ of NJ - New Brunswick B.A., Biological SciencesWalter Payne
Winter Haven, FL Florida Atlantic University B.S.
Temple Terrace, FL Michigan State University - East Lansing B.S., Biology
Feasterville, PA West Chester University of Pennsylvania B.S., Microbiology
Rowland Heights, CA California State University - Fullerton B.S., Biological Sciences
Newark, NJ Montclair State University B.S., Molecular Biology
Spokane, WA Eastern Washington University B.S., Biology
Saint George, UT Dixie State University of Utah O.B., Biological Sciences
Lake Forest, CA University of California - Santa Cruz B.S., Biology
West Bloomfield, Ml University of Michigan B.A., Psychology
Ivyland, PA Temple University B.S., Biology, M.S., Public Health
Warminster, PA Temple University B.S., Biology
Carolina, PR University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras B.S., Biology
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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPEDICS AND MEDICINE
President; Victoria Trovillion (Not in picture)
Vice President: Ryan Lazar (Not in picture)
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138AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FOOT AND ANKLE SURGEONS (ACFAS)
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BgSgg rch Coordinator: Christopher Berkelbach
AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION (APHA)
President Ankita Shete
Vice President: Kyle Miller
Secretary: Maddie Barbe
Treasurer: Jacqueline Higgins
Events Coordinator: Saakshi Chowdhary
139AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PODIATRIC SURGEONS (ASPS)
Vice President: Heather Tran
President-elect: Ryan Callahan
140CHRISTIAN PODIATRIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CPSA)
Temple University School Podiatric -ine
David Husang Lee
COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB
Shalin Shreyas Panchigar
141JEWISH PODIATRIC MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION (JPMSA)
Brandon Schlakman (Not in picture)
President-elect: Fahad Hussain
144MEDICAL SPANISH CLUB
VL -Pr.esident: Jared Blum
President-elect: Krishna Trambadia
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCATION (MSA)
Vice President: Sohail Majid
Secretary; Fahad Hussain
Treasurer: Shuja Abbas
Comm. Chair: Ali Qadri
145PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CLUB
Vice President: Nishani Kuruppu
President-elect: Brooke Smith (Not in picture)
Yice President; Michelle Garcia (Not in picture)
President: Nicole Mosley
Vigg. President: Arden Harada
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
PLesident; Andrea Batra
Vice President; Maddie Barbe
President-elect: Brandon Kelemen
Secretary: Stephanie Golding (Not in picture)
Kyle MillerPRACTICE MANAGEMENT CLUB
ViceJLresLdg.nl: Nishani Kuruppu
Pi.esjdent-eiect: Brooke Smith (Not in picture)
Ilg.9S.urgr; Madeleine Barbe
President: Marcus Duval
Vice President: Michelle Garcia (Not in picture)
President; Nicole Mosley
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
Vice President: Maddie Barbe
Presidentelect! Brandon Kelemen
Secretary: Stephanie Golding (Not in picture)
147STUDENT NATIONAL PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SNPMA)
Vice President: Fahad Hussain
President-elect: Nicole Mosley
Hj.Si9.rign: Shivani Kotwal
STUDENTS FOR INTEGRATED MEDICINE
Vice President: Kari Phan
President-elect: Arden Harada
Secretary: Edward Kwon
WOUND CARE CLUB
Temple University School of idiatric Medicine
President: Brandon Blanken
President-elect; Noah Kirshner
Parliamentarian: Rachel Novick
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