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Rushelle Julien

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation
Meharry Medical College

One childhood visit to the dentist, and Rushelle Julien was hooked on dentistry.

“There was no doubt that I was meant for dentistry and that dentistry was meant for me,” she stated.

The equipment, the techniques, the ability to help others—all of it spoke to Ms. Julien. Today, she has plans to become a dentist and bridge the gap of disparity by starting up remote clinics in impoverished areas, both local and international.

“In these clinics I plan to train members from the community in the basics of oral care so that they can in turn spread this knowledge to their community,” she said in her application. “I plan to setup a network of both physicians and dentists who rotate through the clinics to offer care. It is my goal to provide healthcare, hope, and inspiration future to generations.”