Jeffrey White

Morgan Tyler

Haley Meade

Brett Jackson

Eugenie Hughes

Andrew Burns

Hello! I am from Annandale, Virginia, a suburb outside of DC. I graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Public Health Minor. I was introduced to Charlottesville and UVA through two summers as a camp counselor at Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with medical needs. This amazing experience taught me so much about the lives of children with medical needs and how what physicians do and say affect them outside of the medical setting.

I love music, traveling, and the best TV show ever, Survivor! I’ve been playing the clarinet since I was 10 and during undergrad, I played in the W&M Wind Ensemble where I was fortunate enough to go on two international tours to China and the United Kingdom. I also went on a service trip to Costa Rica with the Children’s Well-Being Foundation and learned about health disparities on the international level. Despite being a fairly short trip, it sparked my interest in global health and I hope to do more in the future. As for Survivor, that has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember and, in the summer of 2017, I was lucky enough to actually meet many Survivor contestants, get their autographs, and take pictures with them.

I am so excited to be a part of the GSP community at UVA as it prepares me to be an active member of my local, national, and global community through primary care. I hope to become a pediatrician and want to integrate what I’ve already learned from my past experiences with what I will learn through UVA and GSP to make a meaningful impact on those I serve now and in the future.

Caleb Southall

My name is Caleb Southall. I was born April 7, 1992. I am from the small, rural town of Sutherland, Virginia. Sutherland is located just south and west of the Tri-Cities, an area about 25 miles south of Richmond, VA. I went to college at UVA where I majored in biology. After graduating from UVA, I went to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. For the past year, I have worked as an emergency room scribe at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia. During my time off, I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing soccer, hiking, and kayaking. My father is a family physician, and his life has inspired me to become a doctor.

Alexander Paap

I grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO, which is a suburb of Denver. Even though I loved everything about Colorado, I decided to switch things up and take on a new challenge for college by attending the University of Virginia to pursue a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of the classroom I was involved in the Catholic Student Ministry, which taught me the true power of relationship, and by extension the true impact of service to the community when it is fundamentally relational. These values were strongly confirmed in me through domestic mission trips to Ohio and Georgia as a student, as well as work with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India following graduation.

After returning from India I spent a year working as a scribe in the UVA Emergency Department, followed by another year as a scribe in the UVA Family Medicine Clinic. In the Family Medicine Clinic I experienced firsthand the fulfillment that comes from the long-term relationships that are built with patients, as well as the deep sense of connection to the community that a career in primary care provides. These experiences have convicted my desire to pursue a residency in either Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine in the future.

In my free time I enjoy playing guitar and piano (I especially love anything by Chopin), golfing, skiing, supporting Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and enjoying the outdoors.

Margot Mellette

I was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA and am excited to be returning to Virginia for medical school! I attended Yale University for undergrad, completing my B.A. in 2014. As a history major with an interest in public health, I focused my studies on exploring the inequalities built into our health care system. For my senior essay, I researched the role of black physicians organizing on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid legislation in the 1950s and 1960s. I began to see a career in medicine—and primary care in particular—as a means of bridging my interests in health and social services. After Yale, I returned to Williamsburg to complete my premedical requirements at William & Mary, conduct research at a safety-net clinic, and work as an ER scribe.

Before coming to UVA, I spent a year working for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program at a primary care clinic located inside an emergency homeless shelter. As a medical case manager and health educator, I supported women staying at the shelter by making referrals to social services, assisting with housing and disability applications, escorting to appointments, and providing health education. I loved the process of building personal relationships with these women and being a part of their path towards better health and greater stability. This year demonstrated to me the vital role that an integrated primary care team can play in both improving individual health and addressing structural barriers to care for underserved populations. I am thrilled to be joining the GSP community at UVA, and I look forward to four years of learning more about primary care delivery and population health from my peers and the GSP faculty.

John Kalmanek

Hello! I was born and raised in Homer Glen, Illinois–a southwest suburb of Chicago— and received my B.S. in Science-Business from the University of Notre Dame. Pursuing Science-Business allowed me to take a bulk of science classes and a handful of fundamental business classes, while giving me the flexibility to pursue my other academic interests (namely Math and Psychology).

I am excited to become a generalist physician because primary care is truly at the intersection of my passions and aspirations. As a health nut, my eyes were opened to the importance of preventive medicine and community involvement after leading wellness programs at a free medical clinic near my hometown. As an enthusiastic educator, I have learned the importance of embracing a student-centered approach after teaching harmonica to both children on the autism spectrum and nursing home residents. My humbling experiences interacting with neglected members of society, and shadowing physicians who serve them, have fueled my aspirations to use a team-based approach to both holistically care for and empower the community I will eventually serve. I am so excited to keep learning and growing through the Generalist Scholars Program!

A lifelong resident of flat lands and a fitness enthusiast, I am excited to run and hike across the mountainous Charlottesville area. On rainy days, I can most likely be found either playing trumpet, watching Chicago sports, or stomping on my Dance Dance Revolution pads.