MHSI celebrates the success of new mentorship program

August 19, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

Shanilah Frierson and Taylor Roberson-Willson are two pre-med scholars in Pipeline to Practice: Increasing American Descendants of Slavery Physicians (P2PADOS) program. As part of the opportunities in P2PADOS, they interned this summer at Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., as Clinical Quality Interns.

P2P-ADOS is designed as a grassroots community collaborative. We welcome any Wisconsin high schooler through resident physicians who self-identify as American Descendant of Slavery. P2P-ADOS was started by Tito Izard, MD and Delicia Randle-Izard, MD. It is supported by Cream City Medical Society through funding from Advocate Aurora’s Better Together Fund. At the heart of the initiative is the belief that there are assets within the ADOS community and the community at-large which support and empower aspiring ADOS physicians to thrive. P2P provides longitudinal individualized academic plans, career advising, mentorship, networking, research, and clinical experiences. You may find more information about the program at p2p-ados. com.

Pictured are (from left) Shanilah Frierson a former Louvenia Johnson Scholarship recipient, Dr. Delicia Randle-Izard, Taylor Roberson-Willson.