MD Candidate, Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2024
Priscilla's dream of being a physician formed at an early age. Born with a rare genetic disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta ("brittle bone disease"), she was quickly acquainted with the medical field. She describes her experience as a patient as enlightening; she is confident that it has provided the determination, empathy and optimism necessary to become a physician. Priscilla received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University and master’s degree in medical sciences from the University of South Florida. At Florida State University College of Medicine, she pursued her passions, founding the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group and Disability Advocacy Week. She served on the executive board for her class as well as the American Medical Women's Association. Though physicians predicted she would never leave her wheelchair, Priscilla now walks independently and spends her spare time baking, going to the gym, gardening, and painting with her service dog, Bindi.