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UCSF Medical Student Awarded Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

 |  By Melissa Lau, Department of Neurosurgery
Sheantel Reihl

Sheantel Reihl

Announced today, UCSF medical student Sheantel Reihl was awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a highly competitive graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants.

Reihl, who emigrated from Trinidad & Tobago with her family at age 13, is a first-generation college graduate and a 2nd -year medical student at UCSF. Having experienced the challenges of navigating the U.S. healthcare system as both an undocumented immigrant and a teen mother without insurance or financial resources, she is passionate about addressing health disparities and equity.

“Sheantal Reihl embodies what is so special about UCSF medical students—she is relentlessly curious about the world and the world of medicine and is poised to use her expertise, past experiences and drive to make the world better for patients everywhere, said Catherine R. Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Dean for Education. “We are extraordinarly grateful that the Soros foundation has recognized her current contributions and future potential. We can’t wait to see all that she will accomplish in collaboration with her colleaguges and mentors at UCSF.”

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