SHPS provides leadership opportunities and support for pre-med and pre-health students.

ABOUT SHPS

The Sewanee Health Professions Society is a student-run group, overseen by the Office of Medical and Health Programs. It was initiated at the request of Beth Phillips C’91, an ER Physician. The goal of this group is to provide leadership opportunities for pre-med and pre-health students. Additionally, SHPS serves as a support structure for students and as a place to learn about networking and finding health-related internships, jobs, and information about graduate schools (medical, veterinary, nursing, dental, physical therapy, etc.). 

 

SHPS OFFICERS

Grace Donner – Co-President
Grace Donner is a junior biology major and Spanish minor on the pre-med track. She is a member of the swim team, a tutor of pre-health science courses, an orientation leader, and a member of Theta Pi sorority.

Jarrod Marable – Co-President
Jarrod Marable is a senior biochemistry major and religious studies minor from Atlanta, GA. Jarrod is a captain of the Men and Women's Swimming and Diving team, participating in both disciplines; a Proctor; and an active member of his fraternity. His future plans include going on his BirthRight trip to Israel and then working as a scribe in a hospital during the medical school interview process. 

Gil Horner – Tutoring Liaison
Gil Horner is a senior anthropology major and biology minor. He serves as the student liaison for the SHPS-OMHP tutoring program, which offers students one-on-one tutoring with a peer at no cost. Outside of the classroom, Gil enjoys running on the Perimeter Trail, Spring Break outreach trips, and other Sewanee Civic Engagement affairs. After graduation, Gil plans to attend graduate school to further his anthropological training and receive a degree in human medicine, with the goal of practicing and teaching social medicine.

Élodie Cardon-Cole – Secretary
Élodie is a sophomore interested in Veterinary Medicine. She swims for the University’s swimming and diving team and occasionally competes in rodeos. After graduation, her plan is to pursue a career as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, while continuing to learn and stay involved in the medical field.

Edith Amason – Treasurer
Edith is a junior chemistry major from Birmingham, AL. Outside of SHPS, she participates in undergraduate research, the Arcadians Program, Rotaract, and several other organizations. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school. 

Natalie Paige Griffin – Event Communicator
Natalie Paige Griffin is a senior molecular biology and genetics major. Outside of SHPS, she is involved in SMHS, Sewanee for St. Jude, the Sewanee Rotaract Club, and the president of Theta Pi sorority. She also works as an undergraduate research fellow in the neuroscience department. After graduation this May, she plans to attend medical school after a gap year.

Morgan McDonald – Event Coordinator
Morgan McDonald is a senior integrative biology major and environmental studies minor. Outside of SHPS, Morgan is a member of SMHS, the Order of the Gown, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Sewanee for St. Jude, and the Sewanee Rotaract Club. Morgan currently researches in Dr. Shelley’s neuroscience lab. After leaving Sewanee, Morgan plans to attend medical school and aspires to practice emergency medicine one day.

Event Coordinator – Morgan McDonald
Morgan McDonald is a senior integrative biology major and environmental studies minor. Outside of SHPS, Morgan is a member of SMHS, the Order of the Gown, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Sewanee for St. Jude, and the Sewanee Rotaract Club. Morgan currently researches in Dr. Shelley’s neuroscience lab. After leaving Sewanee, Morgan plans to attend medical school and aspires to practice emergency medicine one day.

 

PAST OFFICERS

Abby Bray (C '16) – studying at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Amy Lee (C '16) – formerly researcher at deCode Genetics in Iceland and now studying at the A.T. Still University School of Medicine in Arizona

Reeda Shakir (C '17) – earning D.O. Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hannah Faulkner (C '19) – earning MBA at Middle Tennessee State University before attending medical school

Bonnie Wakefield (C '19) – studying at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine