Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Voices of Diversity

  • My Path: Kittra Owens, DPM

    Hometown: Mobile, Alabama College: Tuskegee University,Tuskegee, Alabama Podiatry School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Residency: Oakwood Healthcare Center, Dearborn, Michigan Current Position: Chief Attending – Podiatric Surgery, Department of Orthopedics Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida       What is your role within the United States Military? What was the draw to the […]

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  • My Path: Danielle Johnson

    On the Georgia State University stop during our second tour, we met college student Danielle Johnson. Although she initially didn’t know that T4D would be on her campus, she happened to “stumble in” at the right time and place. Danielle continued to maintain a consistent relationship with one of our mentors afterwards. What was once […]

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  • My Path: Valerie Pierre

    It’s been a while since our last segment.  We revive our MyPath series as we highlight Student Doctor Valerie Pierre’s story of determination and for a lack of better words – serendipity. She currently is a second-year medical student at Creighton University School of Medicine. Valerie did not attend the Tour for Diversity, however, her […]

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  • Top 5 Don’ts For Pre-Medical Students Getting Ready to Apply

    1. Don’t apply late. The later your application is, the worse your chances of gaining admission into medical school are. Applying when the application season opens in early June puts you in a much better position than those applying in late June or July. There are 48,000 people applying to medical schools. You need to […]

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  • Top 5 Do’s For a Premedical Student Getting to Apply

    1. Begin researching medical schools Selecting the medical schools to apply to is a key component in the process. By researching medical school qualities beyond their accepted GPA and MCAT ranges, you will also learn that schools are eager for you to know what is unique about their programs. Look carefully through curriculums, coursework, clinical […]

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  • Perspectives: The Call of Duty

    There are few things in one’s life that compare to answering the call to serve in the United States Armed Forces. In this week’s blog post, Tameka Pyles, MD (currently deployed in Afghanistan) gives us insight  on her decision to enter the Armed Forces and the current path it takes her on — saving lives. […]

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  • #T4DWest Day 5: Just Because You Saw It On The Internet Doesn’t Make It True #KnowYourSources

    As our last stop at University of Nevada Las Vegas came to a close, I found myself in a situation that completely changed the direction of what I intended to blog about. I just happened to be passing by in between sessions when I saw another mentor talking to a very noticeably upset participant of […]

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  • #T4DWest Day 4: Re-energized!

    To be or not to be, that is the question… I just sat down with a pre-dental student at one of our tour stops, for blog purposes I will refer to her a “Maria”.  Maria indicated that she felt discouraged by her pre-health advisor.  Maria said that when she approached her advisor and asked why […]

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  • #T4DWest Day 4: Advice for the High School Senior

    Our high school students have been representing in abundance this Tour!  A few come to mind in particular: St. Michaels and Atrisco Heritage in Albuquerque, San Leandro in Sacramento, Estrella in Arizona, California Science and Math at CSU-DH… We at T4D are proud to have expanded our curriculum to include specific topics for younger high […]

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