Meera Patel - Though born in South Carolina, Meera is a Tarheel bred, having lived in North Carolina for most of her life. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate with B.S. and B.A. degrees in Psychology and Global Health and subsequently pursued her Master of Physiology at North Carolina State University. Before attending medical school, Meera volunteered as a doula labor and delivery assistant at UNCH and as a scribe at an indigent care clinic. These experiences shaped her interest in learning more about health systems and implementing improvements within the system to promote quality care for all patients.
Meera currently intends to pursue a career in internal medicine. She also aims to incorporate elements of prevention, sustainability and patient empowerment in her future practice of medicine. Outside of academics, Meera likes to spend her time serving the local community at the Greenville Community Shelter Clinic and looks forward to further serving as a board member this year. She intends to apply the leadership skills that she develops as a LINC scholar to these pursuits and her medical practice. Meera also enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking in the mountains, traveling abroad, and painting.