MedTrack Testimonials

Cameron Marcus ’13, University of Toledo School of Medicine, Xavier University
The experiences I had with health professions during MedTrack became a big part of my story about why I chose medicine. Because of MedTrack, medical schools knew that I’ve been serious about medicine for a long time and that I had been developing the skills I need to succeed well before college.


Isabelle Hanna ’13, Yale Law School, Vanderbilt University
MedTrack not only prepares you for college but also for the workforce. The abilities to manage time, take initiative, and perform beyond a supervisor’s expectations are invaluable regardless of one’s major or eventual career path. Someone will always set standards and deadlines for you to achieve; however, in MedTrack we received support to achieve those goals. This guidance enhances your performance in future situations where the expectations are not as clear.


Lauren Gurich ’14, University of Toledo School of Pharmacy, University of Toledo
Thank you for everything MedTrack has done for me.  Many of my professors and organizations were so impressed with MedTrack when I explained all that the program entailed.  Thank you for pushing me to stay focused.  I owe much of my success to MedTrack.


Jaclyn Moran ’14, University of Dayton
MedTrack offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand out in a sea of applicants. Only a handful of students get to experience the amazing things you do in MedTrack, even at the college level.


Dr. Gina Weisblat, Director of Education for Service at Northeast Ohio Medical University
I have chills hearing about all the opportunities that MedTrack provides at the high school level.



Kaitlyn Patacca ’15, Northeast Ohio University School of Medicine, University of Akron
I am truly appreciative for the countless outstanding opportunities and experiences that Padua and the MedTrack program have given to me.


Emily Szabo ’15, Case Western Reserve University
MedTrack is totally worth it. Yes, the program is rigorous. But that is exactly what sets us apart from other students. The skills will translate beyond high school. I’ve had several job interviews, and each one asks about MedTrack, and they’re impressed by what we do prior to college. The reward more than outweighs the hard work and effort you’ll put in during high school.


Mackenzie Carroll ’15, St. Louis University
Give the effort and MedTrack won’t be a “program you’re in”, it will be the greatest thing you’ve ever done. It may sound cliché, but not a single day goes by where something doesn’t make me think of MedTrack. I am constantly reminded of the beyond incredible experiences that this program gave me. Most people hear “MedTrack” and probably think of the clinical experience; however, it’s that and so much more. A really big compliment that I frequently get, and that my parents really love, is how well I speak to adults. I do not at all consider myself a people person (I prefer my patients with toe tags, not wristbands), so I completely credit this ability to my MedTrack experience. Four years of constant interaction with professionals gave me the opportunity to develop my communication skills, my interview skills, my public speaking skills, my writing skills, my professionalism, and my overall confidence.

Dr. Steven Dorsey ’89, Emergency Medicine Physician at the Cleveland Clinic, MedTrack Advisory Board Member, Externship Host, Padua Parent
The Externship experience gives our MedTrack students the unique opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals in a real world healthcare setting.  As a Host, I take great pleasure in sharing in each student’s memorable takeaway moments in the Emergency Department.  In doing so, I am reminded how privileged I am to be a caregiver.

Chad Jaenke ’16, University of Dayton
From MedTrack, you will learn to be independent and have a strong drive to succeed in many situations, whether academically in college, finding a job, or achieving life aspirations beyond college. However, learning is not always an easy task; it takes persistence and effort.  MedTrack taught all of us to stick with it.


Dr. Jon Davidson, Interventional Radiologist at University Hospitals, Externship Host
I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with the MedTrack program.  I was showing this (Externship) poster to some of my colleagues, and they were equally impressed!  Congratulations on a wonderful program!


Dr. Susan Kuznik, Business Healthcare Professor at Baldwin Wallace University, MedTrack Advisory Board Member, Padua Parent
Today, healthcare is a dynamic, complex field that offers many opportunities for employment and careers.  Through MedTrack, knowing what this field offers helps you focus on discovering your passion!


Paduan Fall 2009Dr. Joseph Hanna ’79 and Dr. Maria Ramundo, MedTrack Advisory Board Members, Parents of Isabelle Hanna ’13 and Nathan Hanna ’14
The MedTrack program provided our children with an outstanding background in Math and Science in preparation for careers as health care professionals.  Most importantly, my children have strong Franciscan values as demonstrated by their dedication to providing service to others.