All UDOCx members can participate in our free mentorship program. Matches will be chosen on a first come first serve basis and you must fill out our application at the bottom of the page to be paired. Additional information is provided on the application​.

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Dr. Jonathan X Li,

MD

Dr. Li is an internist and primary care physician dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care to patients, to advance population health, advocate for effective health and public policy, and be a role model and clinician educator to medical students and residents. Dr. Li completed medical school at Rosalind Franklin University in Illinois, and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He looks forward to helping non-traditional applicants, and underrepresented minority applicants, on their journeys towards becoming a physician.

Dr. James Carson,

MD, MPH

Dr. James Carson was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He was a multisport athlete throughout his schooling and developed a desire to pursue the medical field as a child.  He graduated high school at the top of his class.  Dr Carson attended the University of Michigan and obtained a degree in biochemistry with minor in Spanish.  He spent summers doing clinical research and volunteering. He then attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and earned a dual degree in medicine and public health.  He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated in Fall 2007, initiated into the Delta Lambda Chapter.  During his year studying public health he received certificates in health disparities and health finance & management.  Dr. Carson did his residency in orthopedic surgery at Howard University in Washington DC.  He is fellowship trained in adult reconstruction from the University of Chicago.  He now practices in Houston, Texas at Lone Star Orthopedic Institute.  Mentoring is one of his passions.

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Ayomide Ojebuoboh, Incoming Medical Student

Ayomide Ojebuoboh recently graduated from Boston University in 2020, where she majored in Mathematics (Specialty: Statistics) and minored in public health. She aspires to use mathematics, public health and medicine in order to reduce health disparities through research and clinical care as a physician-scientist in epidemiology. Ayomide understands how isolating it can be to pursue a non traditional major as a premedical student, so she is excited to help non-traditional students who are trying to navigate the MD or MD/PhD Application process. She also loves to sing, play piano and write articles for fun!

Parmis  Vafapour

3rd Year Medical Student 

Parmis is a third year medical student in London. She  has a variety of mentoring and widening participation experience, having many students in their process into and during medical school. Parmis is looking forward to meeting all of you and working with the team from the other

side of the Atlantic!

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Raonaq Mia

Incoming Medical Student 

Raonaq is a current applicant who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 where he majored in Public Health. He currently is working at his city’s local Health Department as an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist where he does epidemiological investigations and surveillance on a multitude of infectious diseases. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, Raonaq has taken part in the planning and operation of several COVID-19 testing and vaccination drives in his community. His interests in medicine include infectious disease, surgery, and public health.

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Yanira Mariel,

Pre-med

Yanira Mariel was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to the United States at the age of 15. Yanira graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Marketing degree. After working as a sales representative for a few years, she went back to school part-time to pursue her interest in medicine. During her free time, She likes to watch movies, read, and spend time with her family. 

Christopher Milhas,

Pre-med

College was a unique experience for Chris. He was the first of his family to attend higher education and Chris' path to figuring it out was not linear. From automotive engineering to dietetics, and now medicine, his college experience has been unique. Chris' personal growth during undergraduate was immense, and he had learned to love difficult subjects, develop studying habits, and even being able to practically apply some of his newfound knowledge in a job position on his campus. Outside of education Chris is a certified personal trainer, spouse, and father to a five year old. He simply would not be where he is today without their support.

Caroline Ezekwesili

Incoming Medical Student 

Caroline is a Nigerian-American passionate about improving maternal and child health outcomes in communities of color. She received her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). She currently works as a Clinical Research Coordinator in a Boston-based hospital. Outside of her 9-5, she works as a community-based doula where she provides virtual support to birthing individuals. She has a variety of interests including menstrual equity, racial justice, and expanding access to healthcare resources. In all of her roles, Caroline actively works towards her mission of empowering others and fostering community by building relationships

Adaobi Okocha

3rd Year Medical Student 

Adaobi Okocha is Nigerian-American woman born in Denver, Colorado, who found her niche in increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities in medicine and STEM fields, improving the quality of healthcare provided to underserved patients and becoming a servant-leader in underserved communities. She attended Emory University for her undergraduate education (Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology major, Global Health, Culture, and Society minor, and for her graduate education in Public Health (concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education), after which she worked for a year as a scribe, before matriculating into medical school at Meharry Medical College in 2018. She is currently a third-year medical student. She channels her passion into her work serving on the boards of non-profits and through mentoring. She is working to become a pediatrician and be able to incorporate her public health knowledge to provide better care.

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Ramneet Pandher

Pre-PA Student 

Ramneet Pandher is on the pre-PA track and hoping to specialize in Dermatology. She is currently a junior in her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville. Ramneet switched from Biology to Public Health as her major and is currently a MA in an OB/GYN clinic, Anesthesia technician, and medical scribe. During her free time, she likes to watch movies/tv shows, spend time with family and friends, read, and bake. Ramneet is grateful for this opportunity and so excited to meet others!

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Kayla Baker,

Incoming Medical Student

Kayla Baker is from Childersburg, Alabama and recently graduated in May of 2019 from Tuskegee University with a bachelor's degree in Biology/pre-health. She has a multitude of research and internship experiences such as Summer Health Professions Education Program and Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Kayla is very thankful for this opportunity and hopes to be able to have the opportunity to inspire others.

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Martha Kebeh,

Incoming Medical Student 

Martha is a current applicant living in Boston and working as a Medical Assistant in Dermatology during her gap year. Before graduating from Harvard University in Spring 2020,she was involved in mental health counseling, peer-to-peer mentorship, and captaining the Varsity Women’s Track and Field  team. Her interests in medicine include public health and surgery, and she hope to attend a medical school that offers opportunities to increase access to healthcare for those underserved by medicine.

Alyssa Graham

Incoming Medical Student

Alyssa is a first-generation college graduate and incoming medical student at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her path to medicine was nontraditional as she has 10 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant, returned to school as a pre-med at the age of 25, and will be starting medical school in 2021 at the age of 29. 

Giovanna Sanchez

Incoming Medical Student

“Todos esfuerzos tienen su recompensa” (Every effort has its rewards) are words my father instilled in me from an early age. Born in Leon, Guanajuato; I have been undocumented for most of my life. Despite not having proper documentation in this country, my parents raised me to believe that if I work hard, remain resilient, and hold onto my dreams; I would achieve my goals. As a young child, I watched my parents work from sunrise to sunset to provide for our family of six. All these values relayed to me as a child, gave me strength and determination to be the first in my family to obtain a bachelor’s degree. I have recently completed a post-baccalaureate program through UCDSOM and will be taking the MCAT this summer. In hopes of alleviating the barriers most first-generation students face I have mentored youth from my community by navigating a path to and through higher education. Now, I am actively involved with Pre-Health Dreamers and plan to continue service-oriented projects that shed light on the unmet needs that afflict disadvantaged communities during my medical education and training. 

Ista Ariane

Dermatology Resident

Ista is a graduating medical student from Tufts University School of Medicine. She recently matched in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ista was born and raised in Togo and came to the United States after high school to further her education. She began her undergraduate studies at Montgomery College where she received her A.S., with Honors and then continued her studies at State University of New York at Stony Brook where she received her B.S., summa cum laude, majoring in Biology. Following graduation, Ista worked for four years as a science teacher at St. Timothy’s High School in Maryland, where she ultimately became Chair of the Science Department. She is passionate about medical education and she is a personal finance enthusiast. She also mentors high school, college, and medical students.

Josh Maret
Incoming Medical Student

 Josh is an incoming medical student hailing from Bucks County, PA. After graduating summa cum laude from Drexel University, Josh has been working as a Medical Assistant at an urgent care and as a Crisis Counselor during his gap year. Having worked alongside clinician-scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine, Josh found his passion at the intersection of clinical care and research. Through his experiences mentoring students of all ages, Josh understands the impact a good mentor can have in bringing the best out of someone. Outside of medicine, Josh is a music producer, Bollywood fusion choreographer, and an avid fan of The Office.

Katie Seymour
Biomedical Science Master's Student

Katie is a native Texan originally from the Dallas area. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2020 with a major in Biomedical Science and a minor in Neuroscience. Being a pre-med was unexpected when she started undergrad, initially going for a Forensic Science degree until mid sophomore year, where she officially changed majors to Pre-med. Not knowing anything about the pre-med process since she was the first in her family to go to professional school, she worked tirelessly to understand the process and figured out how to apply in both TMDSAS and AMCAS. She is currently in a Biomedical Science Master's program at Wake Forest, interning at the Neurology Department in the summer and fall, and retaking her MCAT in September 2021. She is very excited about this opportunity and wants to share her knowledge and experiences with others.

Aissa Do
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Aissa Do is an OMS-1 at Western University of Health Sciences. She is a first generation Vietnamese American and first in her family to go to college. In undergrad, she worked as a manicurist in diverse areas of Southern California. This experience highlighted health and educational disparities fueling her passion for medicine and mentoring. Her goal is to transfer the interpersonal skills as a manicurist into her medical career to help others celebrate their individuality, especially patients and students from underserved communities. She is a proud non-traditional student and is extremely excited to be a part of the UnorthoDOCx family.