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Morgan Myles

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Bio

Greetings! My name is Morgan Myles, and I'm a student at Spelman College. Spelman's motto, "A Choice to Change the World," shaped my academic journey at Spelman College." This philosophy has fueled my dedication to addressing health disparities, especially in maternal and child health. Working in the medical field has been an aspiration of mine since middle school. I knew early on that to achieve this goal, I must be focused, strategic, and intentional about my pursuit. My passion for helping others is my motivation for choosing a career goal to become a medical physician working in the obstetrics/gynecologist field. To help me achieve this goal, I have decided to major in Biology and minor in Comparative Women's Studies. I'm a dedicated student involved in leadership roles, community service, and professional organizations on campus. I strive for academic excellence and rise to the charge of being a social-minded citizen committed to serving underprivileged communities.

Education

Spelman College

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Biology, General
  • Minors:
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Physician Associate

    • Coach

      Gwinnett Gymnastics Center
      2018 – 20202 years

    Sports

    Cheerleading

    Junior Varsity
    2018 – 20191 year

    Cheerleading

    Varsity
    2019 – 20201 year

    Awards

    • Second Highest GPA

    Softball

    Junior Varsity
    2017 – 2017

    Research

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

      Stanford University — Summer student researcher
      2022 – 2022

    Arts

    • Independent

      Jewelry
      2021 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Antioch Urban Ministries and Atlanta Community Food Bank — Packaging food for distribution
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Mountain West Church — Volunteer
      2017 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Cliff T. Wofford STEM Scholarship
    My career aspiration is to become an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and my major of choice is biology. Science is my favorite subject, and I enjoy those classes the most. I am most excited about the research side as a biology major. The idea of broadening my knowledge about cellular functions and the different systems that allow our bodies to function is exciting. By knowing the cell structure and functions of the human body, I will be able to diagnose illnesses and understand the behaviors and health of my future patients. Health disparities have long existed in the medical profession with beliefs such as black women having a higher tolerance of pain. Black women have endured inferior and inadequate medical care for far too long. This treatment will continue to be unequal, insensitive, and sometimes detrimental until disparities in the medical field are abolished. Often, black women are dismissed when they express concerns that something may be wrong when in pain. This is a key factor that plays a role in some medical professionals' beliefs about black women's genetics. Many black women complain about how medical staff taunts or dismiss their symptoms and refuse to give them medical attention. Medical professionals choose to work in a field where they are expected to show compassion and care for their patients. There should be no gray areas for who should or shouldn't receive adequate services. They should check their bias and prejudices at the door before treating patients. As I learned more about health disparities within the medical field, my research led me to alarmingly high rates of black maternal deaths. The absence of proper prenatal care, education, and nutrition play a significant role. Access to adequate prenatal and perinatal care, education, and nutrition is necessary for successful health outcomes. Another solution is to provide incentives for medical professionals, midwives, and doulas to work in rural areas and underserved communities. These disparities can be prevented with improved medical policies and diversity training to ensure adequate treatment is provided regardless of race. Black maternal health is a critical public health issue that needs immediate attention. It is important for more people of color to enter the field of healthcare, but unfortunately, the numbers are low. The rising costs of attending college and professional programs prevent many disadvantaged backgrounds from pursuing medical degrees. I want to work as a medical physician and raise awareness so that all minorities can experience quality and equal maternity care to eliminate disparities in maternal deaths. I want to be a role model for people of color and highlight the importance of considering a career path in the medical field.