Now, more than ever, we need doctors who look like their patients.
Professionals who were launched on their future careers by our programs talk about STEM, their education, and the opportunities they received.
Eric Whitaker, MD, MPH
Chair, CPASS Foundation
“Until CAHMCP, I was not supported in my dream of becoming a doctor. It was an eye-opening experience to be with students of color who all valued education.”
Laura Lucero, MD
Family Practice/Chief Medical Officer, Beloved Community Family Wellness Center
Board Director, CPASS Foundation
“I’ve never studied so hard, tried so hard. I was in that anatomy course all day long. I finally got into medical school a year later.”
Mildred M. G. Olivier, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learning Environment, Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
“CAHMCP gave me a group of friends I studied with in medical school, and we tried to be the best that we could be.”
Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH
Former Assistant Dean, College of Medicine Urban Health Program, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; former Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
“I was not accepted the first year I applied to medical school, but my mentors said, ‘You can.’ And we did. I got into medical school.”