Meet the PCLP Scholar cohort: medical students and graduate-level nursing and physician assistant students who have participated in PCLP.
Below are the Scholars who served in Chicago IL in 2018. Please note that Chicago IL is not a current PCLP placement city.
Ohio State University College of Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service Corporation Habeeb Suara is a medical student with a passion for improving the health of underserved communities. As an undergraduate he served as a health educator within local schools, and a program leader for a hypertension screening program. He was also selected as a CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholar. Since entering medical school, he has continued his commitment to underprivileged communities as a steering committee member for the Noor Free Clinic, and is active in his school’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter.
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service Corporation Throughout her undergraduate career, Amma Taylor volunteered to help deliver services to youth in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. She has also served as an Emergency Department scribe in urban Minneapolis, and spent time near family in Accra, Ghana participating in biomedical research on the Influenza virus. As a medical student she is active in youth mentoring through SNMA, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to diverse and underserved communities.
Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PCLP Site: Howard Brown Health Kayla Thomas is a medical student committed to empowering and serving the underprivileged. Her background includes a BS in Biology, with a minor in Intercultural Studies, as well as free clinic care and global health volunteering experience in Ethiopia. As a medical student she volunteers in the community mentoring local high school students who are interested in medicine. She also serves as the National Liaison for SNMA at her school.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Howard Brown Health As a medical student, Alexander Worix is an active member of SNMA and his school’s Student Progress Committee. Prior to enrolling in medical school he graduated from the University of Michigan, where he volunteered in a local hospital, taught third grade Spanish through the Ann Arbor Languages Program, conducted cancer research, and shadowed an internal medicine provider. He is also a recipient of the American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship.