Distance Learning Center’s STEMPREP Project Grooms Future VI Doctors


In 2006 junior high schooler, Taisha Husbands, began as a trainee in STEMPREP Project from All Saints Cathedral School, St. Thomas. During her ten-year journey in the STEMPREP Project, she spent summers building the foundation for her career in medicine at such universities as Southern Methodist University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Seattle and the National Institute of Health. The goal of the STEMPREP Project is to produce the next generations of minority researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Medicine.

This March 15 brought the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California’s fourth-years to the Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad on the Health Sciences Campus for 2019’s Match Day. Taisha was among the fourth-years nervously anticipating the results of where she will spend the next few years of her medical career. All Taisha’s hard work from middle school through medical school has paid off. She matched in family medicine at Kaiser Los Angeles. 

Just as began Taisha began in 7th grade, three Virgin Islands trainees, 8th grader, Kalyn George, All Saints Cathedral School, Jaden Gonzales, 7th grader, Church of God Holiness Academy and 7th grader, Jesse Colbert Williams, St. Mary’s Catholic School began Summer 2019 at the University of Washington (Seattle).


The Distance Learning Center thanks the Virgin Islands Lottery for the $5,500.00 grant from their “Make A Difference Pillars” that supports Education, Economic and Business Development, and Health and Public Welfare programs that have an impact on our community, the Virgin Islands Port Authority for their donation of $1000.00 and a $150.00 donation from Warren Mosler, Valance Company.

For more information contact Charlene Joseph, Student Recruitment Coordinator at (340) 513-4883 or email at mattedconsult@gmail.com.

To financially support the work of the Distance Learning Center contact:

Moses L. Williams, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Distance Learning Center, Inc.

1324 Clearfield St.

Phila. Pa. 19132

Office: 267-238-2900

   Fax: 267-238-2901
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