Through her extracurricular activities, third-year medical student Beverly Patuwo is making sure her passion for both pediatrics and global health has an impact locally and beyond.
Patuwo completed her undergraduate studies in sociology and global health technologies at Rice University and plans to pursue a residency in pediatrics. The native Houstonian was recently selected as the District VII representative for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees for five states in the Southern United States. In this role, she will attend a planning meeting in Chicago to help organize the 2014 national conference, to be held in San Diego in October, work to increase membership among students and residents and help create more effective communication between all pediatric interest groups within the district.
As a member of the Baylor Pediatric Student Association, she has helped coordinate the Texas Children’s Hospital Annual Mobile Clinic Vaccine Drive for the past two years. The event covers more than 20 locations throughout the greater Houston area.
Through the Christian Medical Dental Association’s Global Health Outreach program, Patuwo traveled to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic where she and other volunteers worked to set up a medical and dental clinic for more than 3,000 patients.
Beginning this July, she will pursue her master’s in public health in behavioral science and health promotion through Baylor’s dual degree program with the University of Texas School of Public Health. She then hopes to complete the Diploma in Tropical Medicine through Baylor’s National School of Tropical medicine and pursue medical and orphanage work in East Asia.