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Diversifying Pediatric Health Professionals

Since its launch in October 2021, CHAM-CHL has accepted motivated future pediatric leaders in hopes of diversifying the field of pediatric medicine. With CHAM-CHL alumni who have gone on to medical school, CHAM-CHL hopes to build a strong connected family of future pediatrics health professionals.

Our Mission

CHAM-CHL aims to increase pre-health scholars’ exposure to general and subspecialty Pediatrics and improve their understanding of how a patient’s social circumstance can impact health outcomes. Members engage in community and volunteer service activities that advocate for children and families to address health disparities. Members are provided mentorship and guidance to become leaders in medicine.

Meet Our Co-Founders


Dr. Rhonda Acholonu, MD



Dr. Diana Bloomfield, MD


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Lamisha Shah



 Dr. Jenna Scholnick, MD



Dr. Jessica Rieder, MD


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Madiha Baig


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Jimmy Sanchez


Our Group

Currently, our target groups are individuals that are committed and professional, economically or educationally disadvantaged, and in college or have graduated. It is required that all CHAM-CHL members participate in the weekly Thursday meetings from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. For more questions about the program please email us at

Our Opportunities

Members will get to chance to volunteer at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as unique community efforts. 

Members will be mentored by doctors, graduate students, and peers throughout their journey into graduate school. 

Members will get research opportunities within Albert Einstein College of Medicine by working on IRB submissions, abstracts, and poster presentations.

Members will get shadowing opportunities in diverse pediatric fields.

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