ElevateMeD Awards $200,000 in Medical School Scholarships to Increase Physician Workforce Diversity

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2022-2023 ElevateMeD Scholars
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Arizonar -- Scottsdale, Arizona- The Board of Directors of ElevateMeD, Inc. are proud to announce the 2022-2023 Scholars Program cohort. This year's cohort features 15 new students and five returning Scholars from medical schools across the country, including the newest partner schools Morehouse School of Medicine, A.T. Still University, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Texas Christian University School of Medicine.

The ElevateMeD Scholars Program is a multifaceted program designed to develop the next generation of physician leaders from African-American/Black, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds. Each Scholar will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship for each year remaining in their medical degree in addition to physician mentorship, access to peer network support, leadership development opportunities, and financial management education.

"Our 2022-23 cohort is composed of dynamic future physician leaders, and we are delighted to be a part of their journey", shares the organization's Scholarship Chair Dr. Tiffany Hardaway. This year's applicant pool was highly competitive with over 40 applicants who were nominated from ElevateMeD's 19 partnering medical schools.

The 2022-2023 Cohort of ElevateMeD Scholars  and their respective institutions are as listed:
  • Michael Megafu, A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (2024)
  • Arrix Ryce, Emory School of Medicine (2023)
  • Ashley Harriott, Emory School of Medicine (2024)
  • Alexis Booker, Indiana University School of Medicine (2024)
  • Aonesti Williams, Indiana University School of Medicine (2024)
  • Ewoma Ogbaudu, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Arizona Campus (2024)
  • Maia Young, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Minnesota Campus (2024)
  • Chakaris Neal, Morehouse School of Medicine (2023)
  • Brianna Spell, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (2024)
  • D'Andrew Gursay, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (2023)
  • Edmundo Esparza, Texas Christian University School of Medicine (2023)
  • Marcus Childs, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix (2024)
  • Abigail Solorio, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix (2023)
  • Oluwatoyosi Arogbokun, University of Minnesota Medical School (2024)
  • Megan Corn, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2024)
Returning ElevateMeD Scholars from the 2021-2022 cohort include:
  • Gabriel Moreno, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine (2023)
  • Holly Flores, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2023)
  • Marin Cabrera, University of Washington School of Medicine (2023)
  • Shanice Walcott, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (2023)
  • Stephanie Carter, Howard University College of Medicine (2023)
This May marks the third anniversary of the nonprofit's founding. In celebration, ElevateMeD is hosting a fundraising event Ignite Atlanta in Downtown Atlanta. Dr. Christian Freeman Law, a 2020-2021 ElevateMeD Scholar and Emory School of Medicine Graduate, will be featured as the event's guest speaker, alongside a presentation of the organization's recipients from Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. Full event details can be found at ignite.elevatemed.org.

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About ElevateMeD
ElevateMeD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to elevating medicine by providing scholarships, mentorship, leadership training, and financial management education to future physicians from African-American/Black, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds. Through our Scholars Program, we aim to increase physician workforce diversity and improve cultural competence among physicians to reduce health disparities. Learn more about our mission and vision by visiting elevatemed.org and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @elevatemedinc.

Access to Scholar Announcement Media Kit:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I0JPsVz6Gf6aUkPYYOVdvAHZplvK4sOu?usp=sharing



Source: ElevateMeD
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