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Emile Gordon

Emile Gordon
areas of expertise
  • USMLE Step 1 Tutoring
  • BS, University of Arizona
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Emile Gordon is a fourth year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently applying to match into radiology this year. Originally from South Africa, Emile moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. For undergrad, he attended the University of Arizona and graduated summa cum laude with three majors in cellular biology, physiology and microbiology.

Emile’s love for teaching others grew as an undergraduate when he was a teaching assistant and as resident assistant when he mentored freshmen for three years. He is also actively involved in his community and in the past led his student health advocacy group to successfully spearhead a tobacco-free campus policy and has started a homeless vaccination clinic which is still active today. His efforts were recognized as by numerous honors including “Director of the Year” and his college’s “Outstanding Senior” award.

One of Emile’s passions is in research. Initially in college he worked for 4 years researching viral morphogenesis of the bacteriophage ՓX174, but afterwards went to the National Institutes of Health to research diagnostics and therapeutics of cerebral malaria. He has multiple first-author papers, including publications in prestigious journals such as PNAS and Journal of Virology. One of his papers was editorially featured and won a “Spotlight Award”. For relaxation Emile enjoys creating pottery and reading about cultures, science fiction, astronomy and hanging out with his friends.

Emile scored >260 on his USMLE Step 1

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