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Evelyn L

- Research Program Mentor

MD candidate at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


Neuroscience, Women's Studies, Medicine, Spanish, Quality Improvement Research, Health outcomes research, Oncological Research, Health disparities research


I am a 4th year medical student at the University of Michigan applying to General Surgery. I am a first-generation student and am passionate about mentorship, health disparities and promoting diversity in medicine. I studied Neuroscience and Women's studies in college and love learning about different cultures and groups of people. In my free time, I like to cook, host dinner parties and go dancing with friends.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Call to action - Improving access to Interpreters in the Surgery Department

Is there something in our society you feel needs to be improved, or something you can do better? This is how a lot of research ideas are born. Some of my family members do not speak English and as a medical student I noticed that they were not getting great medical care. This is how I started my quality improvement project on improving access to Interpreter Services in the surgery department. Based on your research interest, we can tackle a project together to work towards a creative final product, like a blog post, infographic, creative writing essay, or even an interpretive dance. Based on your research interests, you can build skills like data collection with surveys or interviews, reading the literature on the topic, etc. We'll work together to find a creative way to present and show off your work!

Coding skills

MaxQda/Qualitative coding

Languages I know

Spanish, Fluent/Native


Work experience

Lang Youth Medical Program (2013 - 2019)
High School Advisor
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Lab (2019 - 2020)
Research Assistant
Michigan Journal of Medicine (2022 - Current)
Department of Surgery - Interpreter Services (2019 - Current)
Research Coordinator


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
Neuroscience & Women's Studies
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate

Completed Projects

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