Long School of Medicine

Casandra Compean

About me

Hey! My name's Casandra, but I also go by Cassey. I grew up in Rosenberg, TX, then went to UT-Austin for undergrad. While there I focused my studies on better understanding mental health/ wellness. I was also a part of the Dell Medical School HLA program, worked as a life guard at the campus gym, and was on the wakeboarding team. After graduating, I spent a year at UNTHSC getting a Masters in Medical Sciences. It's important to me that I work with underserved communities, especially those that're spanish-speaking, so while at LSOM I've become a leader in both the Latino Medical Student Association and Frontera de Salud. In my free time I love to either be outdoors, read a book, or spend time with friends/family.


Reading, Working out, Wakeboarding, Hiking

Topics I feel comfortable talking about

I'm open to talking about anything. I took a gap year, didn't have traditional "pre-med" majors, had to work part-time throughout college, and I'm an underrepresented minority. Those are just a few things I think I'm pretty well versed in discussing.

What I hope to gain from this experience

Getting into medical school is a process that starts years before filling out the applications. I remember having a lot of questions throughout college on what I should or shouldn't pursue and what I "needed" to be a strong applicant. Then the application process itself is stressful and tedious. I'm just hoping to share what I learned over the years and help make the process easier for someone else.

How to contact me

Email (compeanc@livemail.uthscsa.edu)