Salvatore is an Italian first-generation international student, first in his family to move to the USA and study medicine. He graduated in May 2020 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from Midwestern State University, Texas. He will begin medical school at Stony Brook University (Renaissance School of Medicine, NY) this Fall. Before initiating his studies, Salvatore played for professional soccer clubs in Europe and continued to nurture his passion in the USA, where he founded the first soccer club in his town and continues to train young goalkeepers. During his academic career, Salvatore co-founded the Non-Linear Science Research Group which focuses on the biophysical study of biological phenomena. He published scientific articles, presented at international biophysics conferences, and continued to play for a professional indoor soccer team. Additionally, he participated in the National Model United Nations project in New York City for three years, winning recognition for outstanding position papers. Salvatore also served the community and other students as a pre-med and science tutor. He is committed to continue helping other students throughout medical school.
Talk to Sal if you have any questions about the medical school process as an international first-generation college student and medical school related plans. Of course, he is always happy to talk about soccer and food recipes (above all pizza, seafood and pasta!)