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 are serving in Houston TX in 2019. 

     
  Jefferson Ebube
Rutgers Wood Johnson Medical School, Class of 2022
PCLP Site: Spring Branch Community Health Center

Jefferson Ebube has demonstrated a commitment to mentoring, volunteering and serving the community. As an undergraduate he volunteered as an aide with elderly and disabled residential patients, organizing recreational activities and attending room visits. He also served as treasurer for the Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS). Through the Access-Med transition program, he took medical school courses as a senior before obtaining his undergraduate degree. He now volunteers as a classroom facilitator for young adults attending a local night school and serves as a community service coordinator for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

  Shiannea Gathers
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Class of 2022
PCLP SITE: El Centro de Corazón

Shiannea Gathers is a medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. She was born and raised in rural South Carolina, where she learned firsthand what it meant to live in a medically underserved area. She hopes to use her skills as a physician to make a difference in her community and those similar to hers. Since high school, she has volunteered in community programming to promote health and wellness. In college she served as community service chair for her sorority, and mentored first-year students. She has also served as volunteer coordinator for her school’s Student National Medical Association chapter. She continues to connect with underserved populations of Greenville

  Kola George
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Class of 2022
PCLP SITE: Legacy Community Health Services

A medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Kola George is both devoted to cultural diversity and underserved communities. As an undergraduate he was active in community event leadership, as well as mentorship in the local community. He then obtained his Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a medical student he volunteers at Greenville Free Clinic and is focused on community health of underserved populations, through programming from fitness education to health literacy and preventive medicine, working with underserved community members and those who would typically be unable to receive healthcare.

  Shakti Nadoo
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Class of 2022
PCLP SITE: El Centro de Corazón

Shakti Naidoo is a medical student at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Her passion for community health was first evident during an internship in Cape Town, South Africa. Working with the NGO Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, she learned compassion and cultural competence when dealing with sensitive subjects in health. As an undergraduate she also served as a mentor with inner-city high school students. Today she volunteers for the non-profit Girlology, working to create a sex education curriculum for teenagers in Greenville. She hopes to continue to translate her academic studies into applied educational work promoting medicine as a foundation for change.

  Rebecca Nguyen
New York Medical College, Class of 2022
PCLP SITE: Legacy Community Health Services

As a medical student at New York Medical College, Rebecca Nguyen has transformed her love of service into a passion for public health. As an undergraduate she completed over 200 hours of community service with the Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity, including an innovative fundraiser that allowed students to donate extra dining dollars to a Stop Hunger campaign. She is now a student in the Doctors Across New York Program, which promotes primary care by matching medical students with preceptors in underserved community health centers, and promotes understanding the community. She is also preparing for her future as a physician-advocate by being a part of the Chairman’s Roundtable on Public Health.

  E’Joven Reed
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2022
PCLP SITE: Spring Branch Community Health Center

A medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, E’Joven Reed has a commitment to serving the underserved. In 2012 Ms. Reed graduated from the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Economics. She went on to earn her Master of Public Administration, with emphasis on public welfare programs, while working as a Refugee Resettlement Case Manager at Catholic Charities. While there, she taught refugee Burmese elementary students and helped to organize a mobile vaccination clinic. Prior to starting medical school, she attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia to obtain a Master of Biomedical Science. While there she began the school’s first Rural Medicine club and volunteered at a low-income clinic to help provide school physicals. She finished her year in Georgia conducting pharmaceutical research, which focused on the mechanism of Tylenol induced acute liver failure, in an effort to develop preventative measures to reduce a Tylenol overdose. Ms. Reed is currently a member of her medical schools Internal Medicine, Spanish, and Geriatrics club. She hopes to provide her knowledge to others in an effort to promote the necessity of preventative care for a healthier life.