Soufiane is a Canadian medical student who is part of the class of 2023 at Emory School of Medicine. He is going to the University of Colorado for his ophthalmology residency. He had previously received his B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 2014. As an undergraduate, Soufiane played on the men’s varsity tennis team, before becoming captain his final two years. He also served as an Academic Peer Advisor to younger members of the team, and as the Tennis Team Representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, involved in various outreach and volunteering efforts in Providence, RI. After graduation, he worked for two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard Frères in Chicago. During that time, he developed an interest in medicine while volunteering weekly as a surgical care volunteer at a nearby pediatric hospital. Following his 2-year stint as an analyst, Soufiane attended Georgetown’s post-baccalaureate program to complete the pre-requisites necessary to apply to medical school. After completing the program in 18 months, he then worked as a medical assistant at an orthopedic practice for about a year in a suburb of D.C., learning to interact with patients, and apply casts & other post-operative treatment measures. Talk to Soufiane about navigating medical school in general, taking an unconventional path to medical school, completing a “career-changer” post-baccalaureate program, matching at a residency program that provides a visa, or anything else!