LSAMP Alumni Profile

Shannon Derkson
Graduate Student, University of Louisville School of Medicine
KY-WV LSAMP

Past Clubs/Organizations
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Caring Of New students Experiencing College Transition (CONECT) Psi Chi International Honors Society Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Health Society Black Student Union

Past Research
- Can Exploratory Learning Help to Close the Minority Achievement Gap? (Senior Honors Thesis April 2020) - Can Active Learning Close the Minority Achievement Gap? (Summer Research Opportunity Program August 2019) - The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Retina in Mice (Cardiovascular Summer Research Program August 2018)

Shannon Derkson

MY PERSONAL INTERESTS
I am a current Physiology Master student, also in the process of applying to medical school. My biggest interest is in bridging the gap between the Black community and the healthcare system. The message I would like to convey to current undergrads is that persistence and positive self image are key. Taking those first steps to believe in your own abilities will take you so much further than the approval of others. Be the representation that you feel is lacking to help those coming after you.

MY MENTORING INTERESTS
I am available to mentor in the following ways
Alumni Recruitment, Attend Conferences, Host Workshops

My areas of expertise include
Grad School Process, Research Presentation

MY CONTACT INFORMATION