Pathways & Inclusiveness Team

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A core mission of the College of Medicine is to support an environment that fosters cultural understanding, cultural competency, and opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds. To support our mission and our vision to become a nationally recognized model of excellence for U.S. medical schools, the PRIME team works to enhance diversity among our students, residents, and faculty by implementing and maintaining programs designed to support underrepresented in medicine individuals.

Our initiatives include pathway programs (formerly known as pipeline programs) designed to provide exposure to middle, high school, and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine; mentoring programs for current medical students with ongoing support to foster success throughout the basic science and clinical years; resident programs that provide mentoring for our residents and foster relationships with physicians in the community of Charleston; and faculty programs that focus on various aspects of diversity. The PRIME team has an “open door” policy and is readily available to assist all members of the College of Medicine.

Mileka Gilbert M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence

Sharee Wright, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Pathways

Natalie Johnson, DHA
Associate Dean

Kelli Jenkins, MS Ed

Roxan Holmes-Mikell
Manager, Pathway Programs and Recruitment Strategies

Sherrie Nesbitt
Administrative Assistant