A 2018 Tylenol Future Care scholar and a 2014 Milken scholar, Clarence is a fourth year medical student at the CUNY School of Medicine (part of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education) in New York City. He is a nationally recognized EMT, serving as a firefighter/EMT at the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Department. In addition, he is a vice commander in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves as an auxiliary police officer with the NYPD. He hopes to work with regional police, fire, and EMS agencies as a physician.
High school: Bronx High School of Science
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical EducationNew York, NY
|2017||B.S. Biomedical Science|
City University of New YorkNew York, NY
News and Highlights
Answering the Call: Clarence Kong, MS ’14, a longtime student leader, joined other City University of New York medical students, to put together CunyMed_Toks, an important social media resource for those who have COVID-related questions about everything from the virus to vaccines. Clarence was recently matched for residency in emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Congratulations Clarence!
Fighting fires with passion: Great Neck, New York Firefighter Clarence Kong, MS '14, was recently featured in a new video about the teamwork and community that supports these humble public servants in their noble work. "Every 9-1-1 call we get, the person on the other side is probably experiencing the worst day of his or her life, and me being able to be there and make a positive difference in their lives, that means everything to me." Watch the video on Facebook here.
Clarence Kong, MS '14, was re-elected as Vice Commander of the Division 12 Flotilla 8 of the First Southern District Region of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Clarence is a first year medical student at CUNY School of Medicine, Deputy Chief for the City College Emergency Medical Services and is a certified First Aid and CPR Instructor by the American Heart Association.
Great Honors! Sophie Davis Biomedical School of Education medical student, Clarence Kong, MS '14, is one of two recipients of the NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik Scholarship, a 4-year C.U.N.Y. scholarship given every year to NYPD Auxiliary Officers in honor of the memory of Eugene Marshalik, an Auxiliary Officer who was killed going above and beyond the line of duty in 2007.
You have the right to remain excited. Sophie Davis sophomore class representative, Clarence Kong, MS '14, is also the 2015 New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police Force Class Valedictorian. The NYPD Auxiliary is a trained and equipped civilian, all-volunteer group that assists their local police precincts throughout the city. Congratulations!
Making an Immediate Impact. While balancing heavy course loads, Clarence Kong, MS ’14, and William Oh, MS ’14, were elected to their respective school’s student governments during their first semesters. Clarence became the freshman Class Representative for the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and William became a representative in the Harvard Undergraduate Council. Congratulations!