Mr. Derrick Lewis. A second-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Derrick Lewis has consistently supported some of the most vulnerable communities in the greater Boston area.
Mr. Lewis is a medical student with early interest in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in part due to his experience as a paramedic.
An excerpt from his application personal statement reads as follows:
“As a paramedic, I led my crew within a well-defined scope of practice. But I wanted to do more…So, I decided to attend medical school. And now that I’m here, I’ve learned that the disparities I observed extend far beyond Boston, far beyond emergency medicine, and even extend into the realm of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery…I want to learn more about head and neck surgery while participating in research that will enhance the field and the practice of medicine more generally. This fellowship will allow me to engage in that work unencumbered by finances and provide me with the mentorship and networking I need to be productive and competitive come residency application season.”