UPP program participants, faculty, and mentors pose for a group photo.
With the goal of one day becoming a physician, Kiana Heredia started her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College as a pre-medical student. Faced with a course load of classes such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physics, Heredia says she began to second-guess the gut feeling that she belonged in the medical field.
Now Heredia is a medical student in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine Class of 2024 and recently helped Larner Assistant Professor of Pediatrics L.E. Faricy, M.D., create the URiM Pathway to Pediatrics (UPP) program to assist others who may encounter the doubts she experienced during her undergraduate years...
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