• Letter to Future ARCHES Fellows- Monica Valle
    August 14, 2017
    The ARCHES program challenged me to step out of my comfort zone. Though I voice my opinion when I am passionate about a topic, I typically shy away from group discussions. This program helped me realize that I can improve my communication skills by engaging in these group discussions. I was also challenged to work […]
  • A Letter to Future ARCHES Fellows- Amenze Omoruyi
    August 14, 2017
    My ARCHES experience seems almost unreal. I’ve truly gained invaluable experiences. This summer, I had the opportunity to cultivate professional and personal skills. In looking at myself and my own progress, I realize that not only was I able to identify the challenges I faced but I was able to address them. I realized that […]
  • A Letter to Future ARCHES Fellows- Camille Robinson
    August 14, 2017
    Through ARCHES, the biggest challenge that I’ve encountered would have to be the fact that I underestimated the amount of time needed to complete and execute this program effectively. Adaptability was a major driving force to overcoming this challenge. I enjoyed every activity and experience, and I was determined to make sure that I was […]
  • A Letter to Future ARCHES Fellows- Kimberly Gonzalez
    August 14, 2017
    During the ARCHES program, one of the biggest challenges was being confident in my skills and abilities. When I first got to Georgetown, I was not sure if I would be able to conduct research and compile a poster presentation in under six weeks. I was able to overcome this obstacle by asking for help […]
  • Monica Valle Reflection Blog Post
    August 14, 2017
    I always knew pursuing medicine would involve great sacrifice and many perils, but I did my best to think of these obstacles as temporary, one step closer to where I wanted be. Throughout the summer, ARCHES concretely outlined these challenges, and though counter-intuitive, I am only more convinced of my passion for medicine. The obstacles […]
  • Lamek Kahsay Reflection Blog Post
    August 14, 2017
    1. What component (s) of the ARCHES program has encouraged your interest in the profession of medicine, and why? I have been fortune enough to be exposed to a number of community programs based throughout the DC area which offer support to a number of underrepresented groups that I hope to help serve as a […]
  • Kimberly Gonzalez Reflection Blog Post
    July 31, 2017
    Shadowing and research have been the two ARCHES components that have most influenced and encouraged my decision to continue to pursue a profession in medicine. Shadowing has provided me opportunities to observe the patient-physician relationship first-hand. I have observed Dr. Mattar in gastroenterology perform procedures such as colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies as well as navigate the […]
  • Amenze Omoruyi Reflection Blog Post
    July 31, 2017
    In my research project, I am testing the effects of Histone Deacetylase inhibitors on Brain cancer cell lines. The primary goal is to determine whether growth will be inhibited and the concentration at which half of the growth is inhibited. In a wider scope, the combination of medication along with other therapeutic methods could potentially […]
  • Camille Robinson Reflection Blog Post
    July 24, 2017
    As an aspiring physician, educator and advocate for those with and without access to care, research inquiry is an integral part of my career choice. Pursuing research and working together with scientists as a healthcare professional would allow me to not only see healthcare from a different angle, but also contribute to medical advancements that […]
  • Kenny Escobar Reflections Blog Post
    July 24, 2017
    In regards to research into my future career I can definitely say these three past week have definitely altered my pathway into medicine. I am now highly considering getting a Master’s of Public Health before getting into medicine. It like the more I learn about the life of physician I want to and don’t want […]