The Dr. Paula Mahone Visiting Doctors Program
The program for MEP students wanting to go into medicine was started in 2018. Named after the amazing Dr. Paula Mahone, The MEP former president and world famous Perinatal Specialist. The first student Nehemiah, (right in picture) was the first student to win. Entering his third year of study, majoring in Biology and pre-medicine at Grandview University in Des Moines, Iowa. Nehemiah has always dreamed of being a anesthesiologist. He visited Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, May 2-4, 2018. He spent the morning shadowing Dr. Rodney Burt (left in Picture) a MEP sponsor and African American Anesthesiologist. Nehemiah is also a work-study student in the MEP office and put together an on line college visiting program for other students to access.
Thank you sponsors: Dr. Janice Riley Burt (MEP Board member) and Dr. Rodney Burt & Co-Sponsors-Rev. Terrance and Mrs. Stefanie Cooley, Mr. and Mrs. Somha Lovan and Minnie Mallard.
Nehemiah recently graduated in May of 2020 from Grandview University. He will be preparing to attend medical school next year.
While in college, He was a intern for the Health Care Pass Camp Program at DMU with Dr. Richard Salas this summer for three weeks. In a partnership with Multicultural Educational Programs, he was able to attend labs, provide direct support to and prepare to undergo other important interviews for entering medical school. This summer program internship was sponsored by a grant from KEMIN Industries.
Nehemiah also attended Kaplan University on line in the evenings to prepare for the MCAT. This opportunity was sponsored by Dr. Rodney Burt & Dr. Janice Riley Burt, Nashville, TN.