During this session, Brandon Brown and Antonio "Tony" Mancuso will share some of the tools, resources, and information the AAMC maintains to help you prepare for the medical school application process. This includes how to get relevant experience with SHPEP, what you need to know about the MCAT exam and AMCAS application, and where to find advice from current medical students.
Brandon Brown, Senior Outreach Specialist, Services Communications
As the Senior Outreach Specialist for Services Communications, Brandon is responsible for drafting and deploying communications, messaging, and content to support outreach and engagement strategies to raise and maintain awareness of the value of AAMC Services Programs for pre-med applicants, pre-health advisors, medical schools, teaching hospitals, residency and fellowship training programs, medical students, residents and fellows. Brandon has worked as a higher education scholar-practitioner in the functional areas of academic affairs, student success, student affairs, and multicultural/diversity affairs to increase access, retention, and persistence of underrepresented college students on various campuses over the span of 10 years. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Communication Studies: Public Relations from James Madison University then went on to pursue an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University. He is currently a 4th-year doctoral student in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C
Antonio “Tony” Mancuso, Communications and Outreach Sr. Specialist, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
As the Communications and Outreach Sr. Specialist in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the AAMC, Tony serves as the voice of the Summer Health Professions Education Program at the national level, working directly with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation communications team to ensure the program is meeting branding standards and in alignment with the foundation’s mission. He regularly interacts with communication leads at the 12 program sites in academic health centers and administrators at community colleges, universities, professional organizations, and student organizations to advance the program goals and develop collaboration opportunities. Tony earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology – earning certificates in Addictions Counseling and Family Therapy – and his Master of Education in Online Instruction and Course Development at Frostburg State University.