FQHC TRACK RESIDENT-PROSPECT HILL
I attribute my drive to serve others to my HBCU education at Fisk University. There I learned the importance of uplifting my community as I furthered my education. I developed an interest in public health to gain more big picture knowledge about healthy communities. So, before starting medical school, I spent two years doing public health research in Kansas City. We studied attitudes and beliefs over time about health conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes and HIV, in Black churches.
In medical school at Saint Louis University, I continued to incorporate public health by using my elective time to provide doula care to birthing parents with little to no social support. I also enhanced the curriculum to learn, and teach other students, about racial disparities in maternal mortality in this country.
My ever-changing interests right now are: doulas with perinatal care, corrections medicine and adolescent health.
I was drawn to UNC because no matter what your interests are, you can find somebody at UNC doing that work. I also specifically wanted to do the FQHC track, because I had previously experienced the breadth of whole person care that can be provided at these locations and knew I wanted to be a part of it.