Thanks to technological advances, social media has been an effective way to make a name for yourself in present day. PA student Salaman Rasoli has already found success on multiple platforms, as he helps spread knowledge to other young individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.
Salaman recently started his online mentoring services and website to help aspiring healthcare workers learn how to be a successful applicant when applying to programs. “The traditional educational councilors at universities today are close to no help when mentoring pre-healthcare students during their undergraduate years, I can confirm this with personal experience,” he said. “I do not want to keep what I’ve learned to myself. It’s important for me to provide information to students, especially those with limited access in underserved areas.” Salaman has successfully gotten multiple students accepted into RN, PA, MD, DO programs. “I used to mentor students as a hobby and saw it as a way to give back during my free time. Fast forward a couple years, I now get frequent DMs on social media from students wanting mentorship. I saw this as an opportunity to start a business and tackle my student loans early, all while still helping students reach their goals. Word got out by mouth about my mentorship and it was clear that there is a need for proper guidance in this field.”
Rasoli is in his final months of PA school, where he hopes to pursue a career pertaining to cardio-thoracic pediatric surgery. He plans to grow his services once he finishes school, as well as come out with his own supplement line later by the end of 2021. He’s also quite knowledgeable about health and fitness, and provides free workout plans on the side as a hobby. According to Salaman, the key to his success is practicing positive habit-forming. He further states “I preach to my students that time management is key in succeeding in academics, while still having some-what of a social life. Once new habits are formed, you just get accustomed to accomplishing weekly goals, to the point where it does not feel right if you don’t constantly hit these mini weekly goals. If I can balance school, personal life, social life, and build a business, then my students can at least conquer the academia part. It’s all about commitment and working hard to create your vision. Any goal is reachable as long as you dissect it down into mini-goals.”