Corizon’s chief clinical lead visits Ballou High School, her D.C. alma mater

Corizon's chief clinical lead visits her D.C. alma materLast week, Corizon Health’s chief clinical officer for the Mid-Atlantic region – Dr. Sylvia McQueen – had the opportunity to visit her high school alma mater located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Dr. McQueen is a proud D.C. native who grew up in the Arthur Capers/Anacostia and Garfield areas and is a graduate of Franklin Ballou Senior High School.

As a Ballou alumni, Dr. McQueen was completely amazed during her recent tour of the brand new building by Assistant Principal Monique Peterson. The new facility provides students with a collegial environment complete with arts, academics and athletic-specific areas. During her first visit back in decades, Dr. McQueen had an opportunity to speak with a group of students who are all interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

During her time with the students, Dr. McQueen gave an open and honest account about her path to becoming a physician, what led her to correctional health, and key lessons she learned along the way. Check out this video for highlights from her conversation with students.