Our founder Dr. Heval Kelli was lucky to meet the heart surgeon Dr. Lattouf while he was washing dishes during college across from Emory University, where he completed his cardiology fellowship a few years later. He started YPI because he wanted to make medical mentorship and networking an opportunity for all and not just a matter of luck.
In 2016, he started with one first year medical student Hannah Williams. Now, we have a dedicated team of medical students leading our program at more than 10 middle schools, high schools and colleges in Georgia.
The Young Physicians Initiative provides a positive and engaging mentorship experience to prepare middle school, high school and undergraduate students in their journey toward becoming a doctor in the future. The participants will be provided with the necessary support and guidance to develop a structured plan and direction to achieve their goals.
The program addresses the following questions: