Author: Alexandra Taffany

Alexandra Taffany Alexandra Taffany (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University at Buffalo


Alexandra graduated in 2010 from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, but is currently in the class of 2017 at the University at Buffalo. She is thinking of specializing in emergency medicine when she grows up, but she is also interested in medical education, medical simulation, and medical humanities. When she is not cramming obscene amounts of scientific information into her head, she enjoys Zumba, running, and practicing Shakespearean monologues.




SP to MD: My Alternate Route to Medical School

It was just supposed to be a temporary job. At least that was what I envisioned when I started my position as a standardized patient at Albany Medical College. Four months earlier, I graduated a semester early from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. When I applied to be an standardized patient (SP), I was searching for a way to take my acting career to the next level. …

Alexandra Taffany Alexandra Taffany (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University at Buffalo


Alexandra graduated in 2010 from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, but is currently in the class of 2017 at the University at Buffalo. She is thinking of specializing in emergency medicine when she grows up, but she is also interested in medical education, medical simulation, and medical humanities. When she is not cramming obscene amounts of scientific information into her head, she enjoys Zumba, running, and practicing Shakespearean monologues.