Jacquelyn M. Silva '10 MD'15
Originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, Jacquelyn Silva came to Alpert Medical School via the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME). As an undergraduate, she balanced coursework with community engagement-- she was a minority peer counselor, co-president of the Cape Verdean Steering Committee, and was involved in the American Sign Language Club, African American Association, Native Americans at Brown, the Brown University Crew Team and Women’s Rugby Team, and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).
Now a third-year medical student, Jacquelyn continues to mesh her personal and professional passions. She is a parliamentarian in the Student National Medical Association, she is active in the Pediatrics Interest Group, she plays intramural volleyball, and during study breaks she practices quilting.
Calvin Lambert Jr. MD'15
As a third-year medical student, Calvin Lambert is closer than ever to realizing his dream of becoming a physician. Outside of the classroom, he leverages his position "to open doors for others with similar aspirations."
Together with fellow classmates, Calvin established the Pathways Mentorship Group, which pairs Brown medical and undergraduate student mentors with Rhode Island high school students interested in health care. As part of it's signature outreach effort--the Pipeline Program--Brown students serve as teachers and mentors in monthly sessions that feature case studies, health care simulations, career advice panels, and mentoring sessions to support high schoolers in preparation for their future educational and professional efforts.