Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson opened up to Black News about her endeavors to bring awareness in her community. At just 15 years old Ashley enrolled at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte to study Anthropology and minor in Sociology. The medical student proves fashion and medicine go perfect together like brains and beauty. Ashley studied medicine while participating in the extracurricular Finding Yourself in Fashion during her four years on campus.
Ashely’s ability t learn and her her age had people questioning her success. Nevertheless, Peterson prevailed and admits she would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Ashley was inspired by watching her parents serve in the military and various educational sectors. Peterson knew a future helping people, specifically in medicine was the best decision for her upon graduation from high school. Time spent in undergrad shadowing doctors and volunteering only strengthened her interests.
Ashley told Black news that she went into medicine knowing that she wanted to help underserved and minority communities. “I am continuing those passions as I continue into residency,” she said. “I chose my residency based off their mission statement, current leadership, and how they give back to the community.”
According to Black News. At 24, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate is set to embark on a new journey with a Family Medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson plans to use her degree to help struggling communities in her neighborhood. From there, she’ll expand her reach to global medicine, preventative care and minority well-being. She started her own blog, titled Dr. Rox, as a way to share her interests in medicine, fashion, faith and other verticals with her peers.