Over 20 Years of Empowering Pre-meds
Hello future doc! I'm Dr. Renée Volny Darko. I'm an obstetrician/gynecologist. When I'm not delivering babies or doing surgery, I specialize in empowering pre-meds with strategies to optimize their chances of getting into medical school!
After more than 15 years of working one-on-one with pre-meds, I created Pre-med Strategies, Inc. because I realized that the difference between pre-meds who are accepted into med school and those who are not boils down to one word... STRATEGY!
I was a non-traditional pre-med student upon applying to medical school. After graduating from college, I took post-baccalaureate courses and worked various jobs including high school science teacher. So, I'm an educator at heart.
Determined to get into medical school on the first try, I developed a successful strategy and was accepted to both MD and DO medical schools. For over 15 years, I've helped many pre-meds develop strategies to help in their pursuit of entering medical school.
As a medical student, I served as the National Pre-medical Board Member (PmBM) and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Student National Medical Association. As PmBM, I organized a forum attended by over 400 pre-med students. I have presented countless workshops for pre-med students with an array of topics on how to become a doctor.
I graduated with dual degrees - a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University.
I am also a mentor in the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, an initiative which continues to help URM pre-meds nationwide.
I work in rural and underserved communities, do medical missions in Ghana, and write freelance to address health policy issues and women's health disparities. My commitment to diversity in medicine is the motivation behind PSI's mission to increase the number of successful medical school applicants!