TTSS

Tuesday Talks & Saturday Sessions 

List of the upcoming TTSS’s with Zoom links hyperlinked to the bolded speaker’s name. Attending one earns you 1 Point. In some instances, these sessions will be in-person, with locations TBA. Always be sure to check the AMSA weekly for updates!

Gio Meza 

Date: Tuesday, April 19th (7:00 pm CDT)

Gio Meza is a current nursing student at TTUHSC. Gio will discuss applying to nursing school and how to be a competitive applicant. Additionally, Gio will talk about what a typical day looks like in nursing school. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 852 1109 9403

Passcode: Qn86Cy

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Dr. Veronica Meneses, M.D

Date: Tuesday, April 12th (7:00 pm CDT)

Dr. Meneses is a physician at Scottish Rite practicing medicine in pediatric developmental disabilities. Dr. Meneses earned her medical degree from Cornell University. After completing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center Dr. Meneses earned her Masters degree in Health Services Research from the University of California in Los Angeles. Dr. Veronica Meneses will discuss a typical day in her field and her journey of pursuing her career. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 841 7401 7203

Passcode: tVh396

Image courtesy of Scottish Rite


Dr. Ian Armstrong, M.D

Date: Tuesday, April 5th (7:00 pm CDT)

Dr. Armstrong received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. To continue his training Dr. Armstrong did an internship in General Surgery and a Residency in Neurological Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Armstrong has conducted many research investigations from concussions to spinal trauma. Dr. Armstrong teaches at UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinic Professor of Neurosurgery. Join this meeting to hear about the track of becoming a neurosurgeon and day to day perceptive of Dr. Armstrong’s career. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 896 1849 2370

Passcode: ys6fuc

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Robert Melvin, M.Ed. 

Date: Tuesday, March 29th (7:00 pm CDT)

Robert Melvin currently serves as the associate director of admissions at St. George’s University Medical School. He will discuss the process of applying to a medical school located in the Caribbean. Also, the differences between medical schools in the Caribbean and in America. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 843 2488 5702

Passcode: Xcj3qP

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Stan Kotara, PA-C

Date: Tuesday, March 22nd (7:00 pm CDT)

Stan Kotara attended Texas Tech, TTUHSC, and graduated from North Texas Health Science Center. He has worked with any sports teams at various levels. Stan will discuss the work of a PA-C and how a typical day looks like at Lubbock Sports Medicine. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 862 2671 7951

Passcode: BM66pC

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Texas Tech University Health Science Center Students 

Date: Tuesday, March 1st (7:00 pm CDT)

A panel of medical students who currently attend Texas Tech University Health Science Center will talk about their experiences applying to medical school and how to be a competitive applicant. If you have any questions about medical school or applying this is a great opportunity to get different student perspectives. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 833 5008 0477

Passcode: 1SY6bW

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Alanna Edwards

Date: Tuesday, February 15th (7:00 pm CDT)

Alanna Edwards currently works as the Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. During this event Alanna will discuss the process of how to get into medical school. As well as preparing for being a medical student. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 814 6661 8897

Passcode: Ft5sac

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Ryan Scheckel

Date: Tuesday, November 9th (7:30 pm CST)

Ryan Scheckel is the assistant director for Pre-Professional Health advisors at Texas Tech. He will be hosting a pre-medicine workshop that will help students who are applying to medical school. This will be an great opportunity to have any questions answered about the application process. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting is in person located in the Human Sciences Building room 226.

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Dr. Veronica Meneses, M.D

Date: Tuesday, November 2nd (7:00 pm CDT)

Dr. Meneses is a physician at Scottish Rite practicing medicine in pediatric developmental disabilities. Dr. Meneses earned her medical degree from Cornell University. After completing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center Dr. Meneses earned her Masters degree in Health Services Research from the University of California in Los Angeles. Dr. Veronica Meneses will discuss a typical day in her field and her journey of pursuing her career. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 816 9078 9115

Passcode: qTe2iP

Image courtesy of Scottish Rite


Dr. Ted Mitchell, M.D

Date: Tuesday, October 26th (7:00 pm CDT)

Dr. Mitchell is the current chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. Before his current position as chancellor, Dr. Mitchell served as the president at Texas Tech Health Science Center. Dr. Mitchell graduated from Stephen F. Austin with his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Mitchell will discuss how to apply to Medical School and how to be a competitive applicant. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting is in person located in the Human Sciences Building room 226.

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Ethan Mitchell

Date: Tuesday, October 19th (6:30 pm CDT)

Ethan Mitchell is a current Doctor of Physical Therapy student at San Angelo State University. As an undergraduate Ethan attended Texas Tech University majoring in kinesiology and exercise science. Also, during his time at Texas Tech Ethan was president of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club. Ethan will be talking about applying to Physical Therapy School and how to be a competitive applicant. Additionally, Ethan will discuss his experiences as a Physical Therapy student. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 840 8116 7545

Passcode: YLH2MV

Image courtesy of Ethan Mitchell’s Website.


Texas Tech University Health Science Center Students 

Date: Saturday, October 16th (12:00 pm CDT)

A panel of medical students who currently attend Texas Tech University Health Science Center will talk about their experiences applying to medical school and how to be a competitive applicant. If you have any questions about medical school or applying this is a great opportunity to get different student perspectives. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 830 2769 9724

Passcode: PBiy83

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Dr. Ian Armstrong, M.D

Date: Tuesday, October 12th (7:30 pm CDT)

Dr. Armstrong received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. To continue his training Dr. Armstrong did an internship in General Surgery and a Residency in Neurological Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Armstrong has conducted many research investigations from concussions to spinal trauma. Dr. Armstrong teaches at UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinic Professor of Neurosurgery. Join this meeting to hear about the track of becoming a neurosurgeon and day to day perceptive of Dr. Armstrong’s career. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 813 8401 7665

Passcode: L7KdZ0

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Jessie Todd  

Date: Tuesday, September 28th (7:30 pm CDT)

Jessie is a current Occupational Therapy student attending Texas Tech Health Science Center and is the current Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) president. Jessie will be speaking about how to apply to Occupational Therapy school and her experience as an Occupational Therapy student. As an undergraduate, Jessie attended New Mexico State University majoring in kinesiology and exercise science. This event is open to everyone.

Meeting ID: 817 4865 2568

Passcode: 9AeYSF

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Andre Gomez  

Date: Saturday, September 25th (12:00 pm CDT)

Andre is a current Physician Assistant student at The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Andre will be speaking about how to apply to Physician Assistant school and how to be a competitive applicant. Also, he will speak about his experience being a Physician Assistant student. As an undergraduate he attended Texas Tech majoring in microbiology. Andre was also a member and president of AMSA during his time at Texas Tech. This event will be open to everyone.

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