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Levonti Ohanisian

  • MS1 class of 2021, Florida Atlantic University
  • Advisor for students applying to medical school
  • Interview coach for students applying to medical school

Raised speaking Greek and Armenian, Levonti attended an all-French school in Los Angeles until moving to Malibu to attend Pepperdine University. There he began his pursuit of medicine with a major in Sports Medicine and a minor in French. On his journey to medical school, Levonti has worked at a sports injury clinic, taught MCAT prep classes and written MCAT test questions. When Levonti isn't busy working, you can find him on the court playing tennis or basketball.

This past year, Levonti has traveled around the country to interview at seven different schools - both MD and DO. He was accepted and will be attending FAU, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the fall of 2017. Levonti says, “I love to make the application process less daunting for students by sharing my own stories and experiences.” 

Part of Levonti’s success in getting into a DO school was his embrace of the osteopathic philosophy.  Levonti says, “I try to apply the tenets of osteopathic medicine in my everyday life. For example, the tenet that structure dictates function has helped guide me in creating many of my workouts.”

Levonti’s exposure to osteopathic medicine can help make sure his students present their best argument for why they want to be DO’s.  Levonti says, “I'm extremely creative and won't stop thinking of ideas to enhance the application. I’ve seen what DO schools are looking for and can help students articulate what makes them a marvelous fit for the field.”