Mr. Matthew R. Viramontes, is a 2014 participant of the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He graduated from the University of California Riverside with a degree in Anthropology in 2016 and later went on to completing a pre-medical post baccalaureate program at UCLA in… Continue reading

Ms. Croker-Benn, a 2014 program participant at Columbia University. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Global Health & Cultural Anthropology in 2018. Today, Ms. Croker-Benn a 1st-year graduate student at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. What led to your interest in a health profession? My history highlighted issues in… Continue reading

Dr. Jenny Ruiz, a 2008 program participant at Yale University. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in biomedical engineering and later her medical degree. She is currently a first year fellow in pediatric hematology/oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. What led to your interest in a health profession? I first became interested… Continue reading

Mr. Rios, a 2018 program participant at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is currently a junior studying biochemistry at UT Dallas, School of Natural Sciences. Mr. Rios shares his personal story and experience with SHPEP: “When I was a senior in high school, I wasn’t sure what I was looking… Continue reading

Ms. Ali , a 2017 program participant at the University of Iowa where she is currently a senior majoring in Global Health Studies on a pre-medicine track. What led to your interest in a health profession? I have always been passionate about being a doctor since I was a young girl. I grew up in… Continue reading

Mr. Tice, a 2015 program participant at the University of Louisville. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in pre-professional health sciences. Today, he is a 2nd year dental student at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Mr. Tice’s post graduation plans are to return to the… Continue reading

Mr. Omar Shaban, a 2015 program participant at the University of Virginia. Today, he is a first year medical student at Carver College of Medicine. What led to your interest in a health profession? Growing up my sister had health problems and although it was difficult on my family, it exposed me to many health… Continue reading

Mr. Konne, a 2014 program participant at Yale University. Today, a 2nd year medical student at Carver College of Medicine. What led to your interest in a health profession? What initially intrigued me about working in healthcare was learning about the impact that health has on people. Growing up, I enjoyed learning about scientific things.… Continue reading

Ms. Carnicle, a 2014 program participant at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in microbiology/immunology. Today, Ms. Carnicle is a 2nd year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School… Continue reading

Ms. Marlinda Haudley, a 2013 program participant at the University of California Los Angeles. She graduated from Arizona State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition (Human) and a minor in Integrative Health. She is currently working at Altru Health System in North Dakota while attending North Dakota State University’s… Continue reading