Crina Floruta

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Honor Society Member
University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine ( May-2020 )
I am currently an MD/PhD student at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was born overseas in Germany, while my dad was stationed at an Air Force base. Both of my parents are from Romania. I moved to Italy at the age of 3 and lived there until I was 11. Our family next moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico, which was my first home in the United States and where I completed my adolescence. I completed a Health Science elective program in high school, which together with my Biology course peaked my interest in medicine. In August of 2009 I moved to Waco, TX to begin my undergraduate career at Baylor University. This was one of the best experiences of my life thus far, providing ample opportunities for me to grow and explore my interests. Some highlights include a medical mission trip to Kenya, a study abroad semester in the Netherlands, and working in a Neuroscience research lab for my Honors thesis. I completed a Bachelors of Business Administration, double majoring in Business Fellows and Biology. I minored in Chemistry and Great Texts. I next moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a dual degree beginning July of 2013. I have completed 2 years of medical school and 2 years of research, putting me halfway through my program. I hope to graduate in May of 2021 and pursue a neurosurgical residency.
Intended Job Path
Completing MD/PhD program. I intend to practice as a physician scientist, combining both bench work and clinical work in my area of practice. I aspire to be a neurosurgeon and work with a research team to discover applicable and patient-benefiting improvements in surgical interventions, particularly related to transplant therapy for brain tissue loss.
Grad School Interests
Stem cell therapy Stroke Neurodevelopment Neurodevelopmental gene regulation
Honors & Awards
Dean's List
Baylor University Dean's List for GPA
Baylor University
Business Fellows, Biology; minors: chemistry, great texts
2009 to 2013
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
2013 to 2020
Job Experience
Teaching Assistant
UNM HSC Department of Neurosciences
January, 2017 to May, 2017
Language Proficiency
English (US)
Sex-Education group chair
UNM Sex-Ed
September, 2009 to December, 2014
Medical student volunteer
Albuquerque Opportunity Center
January, 2014 to May, 2017
Reading: classics and modern history Movies: Action and Romance Outdoors: Hiking, running, cycling Tae Kwon Do, Yoga
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