I was always interested in medicine, playing doctor as a young girl with my little sister and being inspired by my mom who was a nurse. I grew up in Snohomish and went on to study public health at the University of Washington. I loved working with people and decided to become a CNA. This experience solidified my aspirations to become a physician and I applied for medical school.
Getting the acceptance phone call for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was one of my greatest accomplishments and I will forever be grateful for the exemplary medical education I have received,” says Yelle.
Being born and raised in Washington state, it has been my dream to serve this community. The College of Medicine has given me many transformative opportunities to give back through medical rotations with underserved populations, volunteering and youth outreach that have pushed me to be a better person and physician for my future patients.
As an internist I hope to work as a local hospitalist caring for patients during times of vulnerability and uncertainty. I also plan to participate in health administration to implement systemic changes that improve our health care system.