My Summer in Pictures
Anastasia Abongnelah Reflects on her Time in the Stanford HBMC Student Mentorship Program
My name is Anastasia Abongnelah and I am a second-year medical student (an M2) at Meharry Medical College. The Stanford-HBMC Student Mentorship Program has been one of the most amazing experiences I have had here. Everyone has been so welcoming, and it honestly felt like a home away from home. I have grown so much as a person and learned from everyone around me.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Donna Zulman (my mentor), Dr. Baraka Floyd, Dr. Cati Brown Johnson, Dr. Megha Shankar, Executive Director Sonoo Thadaney Israni, the entire PRESENCE 5 for Racial Justice team, and Stanford's Department of Medicine for making all this possible. This was truly an unforgettable experience. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to learn more about racial disparities in medicine and to be a part of a project that was created to combat anti-black racism in healthcare.