Editor’s note: Sarah Morean is the Medical School communications manager. This post first appeared on Medical School News.
By the time Hewan Belete started as a medical student at the University of Minnesota, she had already earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Mayo Clinic.
Though she came to the University with some experience as a researcher, she was unsure at first how to integrate that work with clinical medicine.
One opportunity that opened her eyes to clinical research was the American Society of Hematology’s Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP). Belete participated in this program last year as a second-year student, and is participating again as a second-experience participant during her third year of medical school.