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Michael Osnard, M.S.

Region: Long Island
Program Institution:
SUC at Old Westbury


Paris Descartes University
Licence in Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Date: 2009

SUC at Old Westbury
Major/Minor: Chemistry

Graduate School/University:
Stony Brook University
M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
Graduation Date: 2012

Graduate School/University: Pittsburgh University School of Medicine
Major/Minor: Medical Doctorate, M.D.
Graduation Date: 2016

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: Michael’s dreams to one day become a Medical Doctor lead him to academic success. While enrolled at SUNY College at Old Westbury, Michael Osnard worked as STEP Mentor helping out with the chemistry workshops for local high school students, a French Tutor in the Modern Languages Department, and a Pharmacy Technician. He also participated in research under the supervision of Dr. Rita Colon Urban. Michael presented his research on Carbapenem hydrolyzing (KPC) and CTX-M beta lactamases in the 2011 CSTEP Statewide Student Conference and the 2011 SUNY Old Westbury Arts and Sciences Research Day. At the end of the academic year of 2011, Michael earned a certificate of recognition for excellence in Research from the Polytechnic/Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Old Westbury Chapter and was recognized as one of CSTEP’s outstanding students of the year.

During his last year in the CSTEP Program at SUNY College at Old Westbury, Michael participated in the Mentoring in Medicine, Inc (MIM,Inc.) Medical Pathway Program. He soon became a Community Health Ambassador for the MIM, Inc., New York Chapter. MIM, Inc. gave Michael the clinical exposure that he needed, and allowed him to work in the Emergency Department at Montefiore Medical Center.

On his pathway to becoming a medical doctor, Michael applied to graduate school at Stony Brook University to obtain his Masters of Science in Physiology and Biophysics.While attending graduate school at Stony Brook, Michael joined the NSF AGEP Program and participated in research in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics focusing on Cellular Delivery Systems via gap junctions.

Michael is currently a member of the Student National Medical Association, University of Pittsburgh Chapter and participates in research at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. He is expected to graduate in 2016 with his Medical Doctorate. Michael’s advice to current STEP and CSTEP students is to explore career options as early as possible, find a mentor, get involved, and network.

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