Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine-Atlanta
Undergraduate: Spelman College-Atlanta
Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA
Melina became interested in Med Psych when she realized how many psychiatric patients from under-served backgrounds were falling through the cracks in terms of medical management of their chronic conditions. During the interview process, she was looking for a program that cared about people from underprivileged and under-served populations as much as she did. Melina felt that from that same focus found that the minute she stepped into the Tulane community. Caring for a group of people often forgotten about was not just a claim made by the program, but was a strong focus. She felt her goals to work with the indigent population would be supported. Most importantly, she felt that the community of Med/Psychers were incredibly supportive of her professional and personal interests, as well as supportive of one another.