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. Of the selected students, Megan Corn, a Third Year Medical Student at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was selected.
“I’m so grateful for this scholarship! For me, this partnership with ElevateMeD is just another example of how much INMED supports its students. Dani Thompson and Dr. La Pierre informed me of this opportunity and then helped me through the process of applying. The INMED staff are always looking out for our best interests and supporting us at every turn!”
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 nearly 40 students who were nominated from ElevateMeD’s 19 partnering medical schools.
“INMED is thrilled to have had the opportunity to develop this partnership with ElevateMeD, and we look forward to the exceptional opportunities we can provide to our students as we move forward together.”
-Dani Thompson, INMED Program Manager
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)
To learn more about the Scholars Program and previous recipients, visit elevatemed.org/scholars.
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.