Nathan Pecoraro

Maywood, Illinois, United States


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Nathan Pecoraro is a medical student that graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology. He is currently an MS3 at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.


I am currently a third year medical student at Stritch School of Medicine. I am willing to assist pre-medical students by answering questions they may have in regards to medical school in general, how to best prepare for medical school, the application process/MCAT and any other questions you may have. Furthermore, as a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, I participated in the Early Assurance Program (EAP) through Stritch School of Medicine and the Pre-Health Office and am happy to answer any questions students may have in regards to that program as well.

So you can get to know more about me as a person, I grew up in a local suburb (Lombard) and graduated from a local high school as well. I played hockey at Loyola for four years and served as the President of the team for 2 and a half years. I was also involved in volunteer activities as well as clinical volunteer experiences as an undergraduate. I partook in heart research at Loyola with Dr. Pickett as my mentor and I also worked as a tutor in the CTAE.

In medical school, I am currently the Class Treasurer and a member of the Admissions Committee. Furthermore, I am involved in academic research, neurosurgery clinical research and research developing novel treatment techniques for triple negative breast cancer through Loyola Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine.

In regards to my professional goals, I currently want to pursue a residency in neurosurgery; however, this can easily change as my experiences widen with time. If it is early in your undergraduate career and this seems intimidating, please do not let it be. I am the first in my family to pursue medicine so I know it can seem daunting at times and you can feel lost. If this is a concern of yours, I'm happy to try to answer any questions you may have about that as well.