Maria Isabel Barros Guinle
Bel is a first-generation, Native, Latina from Brazil and an incoming medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Dance from Swarthmore College. During her undergraduate career, Bel was a research assistant in the Neuroscience department, an Organic Chemistry tutor, and a research fellow at the Computational Neuroscience lab at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil. Since graduating, Bel has been involved in a two-year fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine, where she has conducted clinical neuroscience research on the stress pathways of addiction. During college, Bel was the recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship, the Hally Jo Stein Memorial Award for Dance, and the Karen Dvonch Steinmetz '76 Award for compassion in the medical field. Talk to Bel if you have questions about deciding between MD and MD/PhD programs, finding schools that offer financial aid to international students, or any other questions about the medical school application process as an international student!