Gisela Vargas, M.D.—2012
A Johns Hopkins University graduate, Gisela was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Maryland. She plans to work in primary care and preventive medicine so that she is able to make a difference in the lives of patients by promoting healthy living. Upon graduation from DUCOM in May, she began her internal medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She looks forward to serving the growing Hispanic population in the Lehigh Valley and working with underserved communities.
Ifeoma Nwabuzor, M.D.—2012
Born in London to Nigerian parents, Ifeoma lived in Connecticut and is a University of Pennsylvania graduate. Ifeoma decided to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology so that she can continue her commitment to improving the lives of women. After graduating from DUCOM in May, she began her ob/gyn residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York.
Michelle Ballentyne, M.D. —2011
Michelle is a native of Jamaica and graduate of Temple University who worked full time to support herself through college while volunteering to help the elderly and disabled. In summer 2008, Michelle was a research assistant in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program, and recently traveled to Kenya on a medical mission trip. She is currently an ob/gyn resident at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia.
Janielle Hyde, M.D. — 2011
Janielle is a graduate of Howard University with roots in Canada, Jamaica, and Florida. In her second year of medical school, she volunteered as a reading tutor for local 5th and 6th grade students and also became involved with Student National Medical Association. She plans to pursue a career in neurology and is currently a resident at Georgetown University Hospital.
Edwina Coleman, M.D. — 2010
Edwina came from Umatilla, Florida, to Drexel University College of Medicine with bachelor's and master's degrees in science. Edwina held leadership roles in the Student National Medical Society, and her interests lie in ob/gyn and emergency medicine. Edwina's scholarship was fully funded by The Sunshine Lady Foundation. She is currently a resident at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA.
Emilia Cuneo, M.D. — 2009
Emilia is a family medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. With a passion for women's health and caring for patients with HIV/AIDS, Emilia plans to pursue fellowships in these disciplines upon completion of her residency.
Keri Fugarolas, M.D. — 2009
Keri is a resident in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She is bilingual and is dedicated to serving St. Christopher's Spanish-speaking patient population.
Veronica Ramirez, M.D. — 2009
Veronica returned to her native California to become a resident in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Central California – UC San Francisco. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in her fourth year at DUCOM. Veronica's Woman One scholarship was funded by the Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund. She is married and is the mother of two young children.
Annette Lopez, M.D. — 2008
Prior to graduation in 2008, Annette was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During her residency at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, she was named chief resident in emergency medicine. Annette recently completed her residency and moved to Portland, OR, where she is now a toxicology fellow in the Emergency Medicine Department of Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Hospital.
LaToia Marks, M.D. — 2008
LaToia is an ob/gyn resident at the University of Texas at Houston, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. A Houston native, she returned to her home community to treat underserved patients who continue to recover from hurricane devastation of recent years. LaToia's Woman One Scholarship was funded by AmeriChoice.
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