Efrat grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and launched her teaching career in the eighth grade when she started tutoring ESL students at the local community college. Myriads of tutoring sessions later, Efrat found herself as a high school teacher teaching biology, Hebrew, Judaic studies and music. While working full-time, Efrat graduated summa cum laude from the Lander College of Arts and Sciences with an Honors degree in Biology and a GPA of 3.98/4.00. Following graduation, Efrat joined researchers at the nephrology department of Columbia University Medical Center where she co-authored papers describing the potential use of a renal protein, NGAL, to help patients with hemochromatosis. Efrat is currently an MD candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is passionate about medical education and fiercely advocates for patients.
Efrat particularly enjoys teaching biology. She won a national competition initiated by Khan Academy, the AAMC, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was a teaching fellow for Khan Academy. Efrat has created over 30 MCAT preparation videos on topics in molecular biology; her videos have over six million views on YouTube alone. With Cambridge Coaching, Efrat specializes in teaching biology, chemistry, and helping students to put their best foot forward in their courses.
Her medical school “extra-curriculars” include being a mom to two adorable little girls, ages 4 and 2. In between her medical studies and taking her girls to the playground, you can find Efrat running, swimming, and playing the piano.