Dr. Dotson participated in SMDEP at the Yale School of Medicine in 2012. He completed college at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he studied neuroscience, while minoring in music, with an emphasis in classical piano and composition. Today, Dr. Dotson is a resident Ophthalmologist at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Mr. Barca attended SHPEP in 2020 at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is currently a fourth-year biochemistry student at the University of Florida and plans on taking a gap year upon graduating in December 2022. During this time, Mr. Barca plans on working as a clinical research assistant and will be applying to medical school during the 2023 cycle.
Ms. Ngouonga graduated from the University of Washington in 2021 with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. Today, she is a research coordinator in the University of Washington’s Gynecologic Oncology department where she works on studies of ovarian cancer genetics and endometrial cancer disparities.
Ms. Palushi attended SMDEP in 2015 at Howard University College of Medicine. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health in 2017. She is now a third-year medical student.
Ms. Tobongye attended SHPEP in 2020 at the University of Iowa. Since her participation in SHPEP, she graduate from Grand View University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry and honors on a pre-medical track.
Ms. Duckett is a rising senior at Spelman College majoring in Psychology on the pre-medical track. She will complete her undergraduate program in May 2023. She participated in the SHPEP virtual program at Columbia University in 2020.
Dr. Asha Morrow attended SMDEP in 2007 at Columbia University. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 2013, and now lives in Houston, Texas, where she is a pediatric emergency physician.
Ms. Awura Ama Afari is MBA graduate from Mercy College. After attending SHPEP in 2017, she completed a bachelor's degree in health services administration and a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare management. Ms. Afari currently works as a project manager at MedRite Urgent Care in New York, NY.
Mr. Jeudy participated in SHPEP in 2019 at the University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University. Currently, he is senior at Louisiana State University and expects to graduate in December 2022 with a degree in kinesiology with a pre-medicine concentration.
Ms. Mitchell participated in SHPEP in 2019 at the University of Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2022 with a degree in Interdepartmental Studies: Multidisciplinary Sciences, Health Science Track with a minor in Spanish.
Mr. Davila participated in SHPEP in 2020 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Biology. Mr. Davila is currently enrolled in Boston University's Oral Health Sciences graduate program.
Ms. Light participated in SMDEP at the University of California Los Angeles in 2016. She is currently in her third-year of dental school at UCLA School of Dentistry.
Mr. Traylor is a 2002 program scholar of the Minority Medical Education Program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science in microbiology and community health promotion (Northern Arizona University). Mr. Traylor went on to earn a master of science in pharmacology and a masters of public health from Michigan State University.
Mr. David Graham participated in SHPEP in 2022 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. In May of 2024, he will graduate with a bachelor's degree in cell & molecular biology. Mr. Graham serves as a SHPEP Ambassador, and has also shadowed and worked at the University Hospital Newark and Robert Wood Johnson New Brunswick University Hospital.
Ms. Mobombo attended SHPEP at UAB in 2018. She graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Ms. Mobombo became EMT certified and worked as a medical assistant in urgent care, then in urology. She is entering a PA program this fall (2022) and is expected to finish December 2024.
Ms. Cunningham attended SHPEP in 2019 at the University of Florida. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health, in May 2022. Ms. Cunningham is currently working on a master’s degree at the University of Georgia, in comparative Biomedical sciences. She will be taking the MCAT in August and applying to medical school for admission into the 2023 class!
Ms. Kachman attended SHPEP in 2021 at the University of Washington. During her undergraduate studies, she earned her CNA, worked as the program director for Adopt a Grandparent, and studied public health and traditional medicine abroad in Ecuador. She will be graduating in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History.
Mr. Hilaire attended SMDEP in 2015 at the University of Virginia. Today, he is a second-year dental student at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. He graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in December 2017, and completed a post-baccalaureate certificate program in 2020 at the George Squared Program between George Mason and Georgetown Universities.
Ms. Peralta attended SMDEP in 2016 at the University of Nebraska. Today, she is a dental student in the class of 2025 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
Ms. Gabrielle LeNoir participated in SHPEP in her home state of Houston, Texas at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2021. Today, she is a senior at Southern University and A&M College majoring in biology with plans to attend dental school.
Ms. Cooley participated in SHPEP in 2019 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Today, she is a dental student (D1) at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
Istabraq Musa is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in neuroscience, with a focus on systems, and preparing to graduate in May. Ms. Musa participated in SHPEP during the summer of 2022, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. When she is not studying for exams or working at the research lab, she loves to cook and spend time with friends and family.
Ms. Roberts attended SHPEP in 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2020. Today, she attends an MCAT preparatory program at the University of Michigan and works as a full-time research assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Ms. Lopez is a Senior at Arizona State University, double majoring in biological sciences and global health, minoring in Spanish, and a certificate in cross-sector leadership. She is a pre-med student and will be graduating in May of 2023. Ms. Lopez attended SHPEP at Rutgers, The State of New Jersey in 2020. Since then, she has been a SHPEP ambassador and is a member of the SHPEP National Alumni Advisory Board.