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Jake Khoussine

I'm a physician-scientist in training who wants to share my knowledge and interests while building community along the way.

For nearly 15 years, I have been laser focused on becoming a doctor. As a first-generation student, I relied on mentors and grit to find my path with authenticity. I earned a bachelors degree in Biochemistry, and I'm now a MD/PhD student working on my doctoral degrees in Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Biology. I served as the advising chair of my MD/PhD program and have advised students to become successful applicants at top programs nationwide. I know what it takes for underrepresented students to start from the bottom and make it to the top.

I founded Madrasa Advising to create the premier destination for MD/PhD preparation. Our team of advisors are MD/PhD students and physician-scientists who will help you reach your dream program.


Telemedicine Equipment Grant

To improve diagnosis and outcomes for people with diabetic retinopathy through teleophthalmology

Vision Research Training Grant

To conduct research into neural circuity of the retina in health and disease

Medical Scientist Training Program, Advising Chair

To support junior students navigating important phase transitions in MD-PhD training

Honors College Award for Distinction in Research

For undergraduate thesis presentation on the genetics of cell death

BP-ENDURE Neuroscience Scholar

For underrepresented students in neuroscience to conduct NIH-sponsored research
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