The Doctor Is In" program was started by James E Wasco M.D. and the University of Michigan Athletics Career Center (MACC). The purpose of "The Doctor Is In" is to advise student athletes about career choices in the medical and health care fields, as well as navigating the complicated process of application & admission to medical school. Currently the Dr. Is In Program has 4 medical professionals, all of whom serve in a volunteer capacity with the program: James Wasco M.D., James Woolliscroft M.D., and Dr. Sabiha Bunek, DDS, and Marc Moore, Chief Physician Assistant.
James Wasco M.D. was in the practice of Emergency Medicine in the Boston area for 40 years and retired in 2012 as Department Director and Senior Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is Past National President of the University of Michigan Medical Center Alumni Society (MCAS) and a long standing volunteer member of the University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Committee. He and his wife currently live in Jackson, New Hampshire, a small village in the White Mountain region of that state. They also maintain a condo in Ann Arbor.
James Woolliscroft M.D. is a professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School with a national reputation in the field of medical education. He is the recent past Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School and served in that capacity for 10 years. He is the recipient of many national awards for his contributions to medical education He lives in the Ann Arbor area.
Dr. Sabiha Bunek, owner of Bunek Dental Studio and proud alumna of the University of Michigan, has been practicing dentistry in her hometown of Ann Arbor since 2006. After 12 years of group practice, she opened her own dental office across the street from “The Big House,” focusing on leading-edge cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Outside of her Ann Arbor dental practice, Dr. Bunek is a world recognized advocate for patient dental care. She is a national/international speaker, and CEO of Dental Advisor, a product evaluation service for the dental profession. Dr. Bunek has established a rare position for herself within the dental profession as a dentist and educator. This unique expertise bridges the gap between research and clinical dentistry, allowing her to teach dentists from around the world about the most advanced products/techniques she uses in daily practice. With her contributions to the profession, she has been nationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in the U.S. by the Seattle Study Club, one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report, Top 40 Under 40 by Incisal Edge, and most recently, honored with the Clinical Expertise Award by Benco Dental. Dr. Bunek also currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and as a consultant to the Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Resource Center Supporting Regenerative Medicine in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Technologies.
Law schools do not expect you to know what kind of law you want to practice before you enroll. Law U. provides student-athletes, interested in Law, with opportunities to explore various types of law practices before they decide to submit law school applications. Law U also teaches the fundamentals of Law by providing practical experience with industry professionals. Additionally, Law U. has pathways for experiential learning focused on entrepreneur business concepts from local law firms.
Jenifer is a licensed attorney at a global media services agency in Detroit, MI, her areas of focus range from business/contract law to regulatory and compliance matters. Since graduating from law school, Jenifer has worked on multiple Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) matters and gained extensive experience in contract/business law in industries such as media advertising, higher education and non-profits.
Jenifer graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007. She was a member of the women’s track and field team. She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School and is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.
Terrence G. Quinn, Esq. is President of The TGQ Law Firm, and is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Michigan. Terrence received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to his time in law school, Terrence earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Terrence was also a member of the 1997 National Championship Michigan Wolverine football team. Terrence also served as a Student Athlete Advisory Council member. Terrence brings with him a litany of honors and accomplishments, including having been recognized by his hometown City of Flint with “Terrence Quinn Day” and by receiving the Key to the City.
In 2008, Terrence opened and founded The Law Office of Terrence G. Quinn, PLC, now known as The TGQ Law Firm. He currently holds a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Terrence continues to serve his clients’ estate planning and probate needs. He also serves as a Business Formation and Planning legal consultant.
Curtis L. Mack, LLM ’73, is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney. Mack was the youngest-ever graduate from his high school, and went on to receive a BA from Michigan State University, a JD from the University of Akron School of Law, and an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the first African American Cooke Fellow.
Curtis was the first African American tenure-track professor at the University of Florida Law School, and has taught as an adjunct professor at Michigan Law, Michigan State Business School in Dubai, and Emory University. He was the first African American attorney to join the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Cleveland, and was later appointed as regional director of the NLRB’s Atlanta region.
Following his time with the NLRB, Curtis entered private practice and opened his own firm, Mack and Bernstein, which after 20 successful years merged with McGuireWoods LLP. Prior to his retirement from McGuireWoods, Mack was a partner and led the Atlanta labor and employment group.
Curtis was awarded a Trailblazer Award by the education nonprofit Just the Beginning, celebrating his work supporting minority students pursuing a career in law. He has been named one of America's Top Black Lawyers by Black Enterprise, is a member of the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame, and was voted a "Georgia Super Lawyer" in 2004 and 2005.
Attorney Patricia A. Ways is a proven professional and experienced leader in the ecumenical, private and public sector. Her commitment to advancing and balancing the scales of justice can be viewed from the lens of representing those who have been placed in the throes of economic, social and legal inequities. She diligently works to achieve successful outcomes whether in court, mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences or negotiation sessions. Her commitment to vigorous and unwavering advocacy is condemnable and valued.
Her career achievements include employment as a Registered Nurse in the DMC (Harper /Grace) hospitals. She was employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Managed Care/PPO and the Office of the General Counsel-Regulatory Affairs. She also served as a Public Defender in the 36th and 46th District Courts, in Detroit and Southfield, respectively. Currently, she is employed with Wayne County (the largest county in Michigan). She serves as the Wayne County Chief Deputy County Clerk, which among other responsibilities, includes oversight for Vital Records, Elections, Archives, and Court Services (Criminal, Civil and Juvenile-3rd Circuit). Prior to her current position, she worked as Chief Labor Relations Analyst Attorney, representing the County in labor/employment matters and negotiating collective bargaining agreements with more than 18 unions and up to 5,000 employees. Over the years, her areas of legal practice included health care, regulatory compliance, civil and criminal matters, labor and employment law and general mediation.
Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Juris Doctorate in Law all from Wayne State,University, where she was a merit academic scholar. Additionally, she was in the graduate healthcare administration program at the University of Detroit-Mercy. Attorney Ways served as adjunct faculty at Siena Heights University, teaching healthcare, ethics and legal courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. In Fall 2019, she was a guest
A multi-faceted program that provides mentoring, exposure, and preparation for career choices in the business and financial industries. Student-athletes who participate in the Business Inc. are provided with tangible skills and experience through career exploration, immersion career ventures, workshops, and connections with industry leaders from a variety of sectors.
Sam Levine is a Michigan Alum from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and experienced private equity investor who spent 25 years investing in middle market companies. Prior to forming his family office, Sam was the Head of Private Equity at Roundtable Investment Partners. Sam's private equity experience also includes his role as Head of Private Capital at Blue Mountain Capital and Co-Head of Private Equity at Eos Partners. Sam has led private equity investments in dozens of successful private companies and served on numerous Boards. His industry experience includes business services, industrial services, health care services, transportation and logistics, finance companies, consumer and pet-care.
He is happily married, lives in New York City with three kids and is very involved in many charities as well as the University of Michigan
Scott Metcalf is the Senior Associate Program Director, Career Advancement at the University of Chicago. Mr. Metcalf's expertise includes coaching students interested in exploring business careers. He has worked extensively with students interested in finance (investment banking, sales & trading, private wealth), consulting, marketing, and corporate roles. Mr. Metcalf partners with employers in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Hong Kong.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Metclaf was a product leader for nine years at W.W. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. His responsibilities as Senior Director, Global Product Management included strategic planning and execution of in-country assortments and international sourcing for private label lines. Previous experience includes leadership roles in product management and market research at IRI (Information Resources Inc.), Sears, and MORPACE International.
Mr. Metcalf holds a BA from the University of Michigan (LS&A, Psychology, '87) and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (Marketing '94). He is also an avid improv performer, having spent a year taking classes at the Second City Theater in Chicago.
Jonathan M. Satovsky, CFP®, ChFC®, CIMA®, founder of SAM, and proud multigenerational alumnus of the University of Michigan, Class of 1992; built his reputation by focusing on four principles: utmost professionalism, compassion for clients, thorough evidence based research and alignment of interests.
Prior to launching SAM, Jonathan was at American Express Financial Advisors for over 13 years, joining the Chairman Advisory Counsel as one of the youngest top 10 advisors at the company. Throughout his tenure at American Express, Jonathan held a fiduciary mindset, building financial plans and investment portfolios for institutions and individuals while maintaining his deep seated commitment to serve their best interests, In 2007, Jonathan left to launch SAM to move away from a large, bureaucratic, commission-based environment to create a boutique firm that would offer his clients a bespoke wealth management experience.
With the economic landscape continually changing and investment opportunities and options continually expanding, a focus on research is important to Jonathan. He puts great emphasis on continued education, as staying abreast of industry trends and developments, and being aware of the latest options across the landscape, provides him with the expertise, tools and resources to best serve his clients.
Brent Lang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vocera Communications, Inc., (NYSE: VCRA) the leading healthcare communications company, headquartered in San Jose, California.
Brent has served as the President and CEO and a board member of Vocera since June 2013. He assumed the role of chairman of the board in June 2018. Prior to being named CEO, he was the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and a key member of the team that led Vocera’s successful IPO in March 2012. He served as the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for nearly six years and was one of the first business leaders to join Vocera in 2001 to help commercialize the company’s offering. As President and CEO, Brent has turned the company into a healthy and growth-oriented business with revenues in excess of $180 million.
Brent was a gold medalist swimmer in the 1988 Olympics as part of the USA 4X100 freestyle relay. Brent has always led with a winning mentality and a great drive for success. Brent’s innovative leadership and personal accomplishments have earned him several accolades, including a CEO World Award in 2014, the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2015, and a finalist spot for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in 2016 in the Northern California Region.
Brent earned a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and was recognized as an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is a regular visiting lecturer at Stanford, teaching students about go-to-market strategies and scaling businesses