Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery • University of the West Indies
Leah graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2019 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. During her studies, Leah witnessed the alarming disparities in the healthcare system in Barbados and Jamaica and developed a keen interest in healthcare inequalities.
She completed her medical internship during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, she witnessed the devastating impact the pandemic had globally on healthcare systems while caring for her patients. Upon completing her medical internship, Leah pursued an opportunity to share her knowledge with others while teaching at Ross University School of Medicine as a Clinical Anatomy Instructor. Teaching future doctors to have a critical approach to problem-solving has required Leah to have a consistently focused work ethic, extensive knowledge of the subject matter and excellent oral communication skills. While working in the public healthcare system and private educational system, she started to question whether economic solutions could be found to improve the healthcare system without having a negative impact on the environment. Her research into this inspired her to apply to the MScSM program, during which she hopes to continue exploring new fields and create solutions to improve other industries beyond healthcare sustainably.
She enjoys going to the beach and travelling to new countries in her spare time. She also enjoys playing and watching sports, including tennis and football.