Haley Meade

September 6, 2018 by School of Medicine Webmaster

Hey y’all!  I’m from Pound, Virginia (a small town in the coalfields of southwest Virginia), and I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018, with a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Religion and Culture while minoring in Chemistry and Appalachian Studies.  I love hiking, camping, spending time with my family, and trying new crafts (I LOVE crocheting, quilting, and painting).  I love the unique culture Charlottesville has to offer and am always excited for opportunities to experience new restaurants, shops, and local arts.

If someone were to ask my greatest passion, I would answer my family and community.  This passion is the reason I decided to attend medical school. Growing up, I watched countless family members, friends, community members, and neighbors struggling to find quality medical care and facing misunderstanding and stereotypes when accessing medical care.  I realized at a young age that my family, friends, and community deserve just and equitable health care.  I hope to become a pediatrician, return home, and display how resilient and strong my community really is through my work.

I am so excited to be a part of the GSP community at UVA, because it is a group of motivated, committed, and compassionate individuals devoted to advocating for patients, supporting patients, and changing the state of health care for our patients.  The GSP is preparing me to tackle not only local issues in primary care, but also tackle larger issues of health disparity and inequity affecting far more than primary care.  I cannot wait to see the impact GSP has on my life and the life of my future patients.