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15 Secrets for Getting Into Medical School

(Go to Yale Without Going to Jail)
15 Secrets for getting into medcial scho




My Story

Anthony Szema is Co-Investigator with the Columbia University Global Psychiatric Epidemiology Group CDC NIOSH U01 “911 Trauma and Toxicity in Childhood: Longitudinal Health and Behavioral Outcomes”, studying children exposed to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.

Dr. Szema is Clinical Associate of Professor of Medicine


(Pulmonary/Critical Care, Allergy/Immunology), Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine (Population Health) at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he is Editor of Textbook of World Trade Center Pulmonary Diseases and Associated Multi-Organ System Effects (Springer Publishing) and Unusual Diseases with Common Symptoms.


Professor Szema directs The Sergeant Joseph Sullivan Circle-funded International Center of Excellence in Deployment Health and Medical Geosciences at Northwell Health; in 2012, the Medical Society of the State of New York  awarded Szema the Albion O. Bernstein Award for discovering Iraq-Afghanistan War Lung Injury (IAW-LI), which is a bioterrorism and inhalational disaster related to Improvised Explosive Devices, Burn Pits, sandstorms, air pollution and aeroallergens.


Szema is Research Assistant Professor in engineering at Stony Brook University.  


He also has a part-time private practice, Three Village Allergy & Asthma, South Setauket, NY and a startup drug development incubator to commercialize VIP to treat lung fibrosis.

Szema received his M.D. from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. His internship in medicine was at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, residency in medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital. At Columbia University (Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center), he completed three fellowships and postdoctoral research in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, clinical adult and pediatric allergy/immunology and rheumatology research.

My Books
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Unusual Diseases with Common Symptoms: A Clinical Casebook

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Rogue Bee: True story of Lt. Col. Darrin Curtis who risked his career try to stop Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan

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World Trade Center Pulmonary Diseases and Multi-Organ System Manifestations


This book is a labor of love. Fifteen premeds labored long and hard for Dr. Anthony Szema. If—better to say, when—they fell in love with their turbo-charged taskmaster it was because he taught them much about medicine and helped them get into med school. These students succeeded and have every chance of being fantastic physicians if they build on the foundation they laid with Dr. Szema's guidance. I believe that is why these fifteen gratefully shared their documents with Tony and with you, the reading public. Such openness is not evinced often and in this case is testimony to the strong bonds of those in “the Szema circle.”

James Montren, Pre-health Professions Adviser

Pre-Med Committee Stony Brook University

Next Event
Apr 26, 2020, 1:40 PM
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library,
120 Main St, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733, USA
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