M.D. Program

Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)

The SOAR Program is a structured experience of mentor–guided creative discovery that develops a student’s analytic, critical thinking, and leadership skills, and leads to a research paper or other type of capstone project. The program begins in the first year of medical school and culminates in the fourth year, with submission of the final project by March 1. Successful completion of the SOAR Program will satisfy students’ Scholarly Paper requirement and lead to eligibility for “graduation with distinction” in their fields.  

Please visit the SOAR website for more information: www.einstein.yu.edu/soar 

 

Contacts

Ellie Schoenbaum, M.D.
Director, Medical Student Research
ellie.schoenbaum@einstein.yu.edu
718.430.2518
Harold & Muriel Block 518

Joan W. Berman, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor to the Office of Medical Student Research for Basic and Translational Research
joan.berman@einstein.yu.edu
718.430.2587
Forchheimer 727

Marni L. LoIacono Merves, LMSW, MA
Administrator, Medical Student Research & SOAR
marni.loiacono@einstein.yu.edu 
718.430.2087
Harold & Muriel Block 505 

Judy Rothman
Education Coordinator, Office of Education
judy.rothman@einstein.yu.edu
718.430.8578
Harold & Muriel Block, 1st Floor Secretarial Area

Jill Raufman, MS, MPH
Director, Medical Student GH Programs
Program Manager, Global Health Center

jill.raufman@einstein.yu.edu
718.430.3518
Harold & Muriel Block 508 

Secretary
718.430.2080
Harold & Muriel Block 504

 
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