Featured Alumni Profiles

Meet Dr. Mora Violet Puertolas
Pediatric Residency — Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami

Dr. Mora Violet Puertolas was born in La Paz, Bolivia, where she lived until the age of eight when her family moved to Bethesda, Maryland. Before coming to UQ-Ochsner, she studied Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health at NYU. She then completed post-baccalaureate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Meet Dr. Chantal Taylor
Rural Family Medicine Resident — Louisiana State University, Bogalusa

Dr. Chantel Taylor studied Biology and Egyptology at Brown University. “My premed advisor told me about this new program. It emphasized a global education where you get to learn and practice under two different healthcare systems, on two continents, with students from all over the world. It focused on a global education and training American students the way Aussies still practice: with a strong primary care focus in mind. So, I jumped at the chance to enter this fantastic new program and was in Australia before I knew it.”