Tamara Augustine

Tamara Augustine was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica, not to be mistaken with the Dominican Republic. She migrated to Tennessee in 2002 and completed a BS in Chemistry and Spanish at Middle Tennessee State University. She returned to Dominica to study medicine at Ross University. It was not until a stint with Child Family Health International in Mexico during undergrad that she became focused on providing healthcare to the poorest among us, a desire which has continued to grow through the years. She accidentally stumbled upon Emergency Medicine and that was the best thing that ever happened to her! Currently, she is completing an Emergency Medicine residency at Sinai-­Grace Hospital in Detroit. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, and dancing. She also loves spending time outdoors, especially near water, and hanging out with family and friends. Her long term goal is to move back to Dominica where she can sell coconuts on the beach to tourists. Tamara was a fellow who served at Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility in Chinle, Arizona and Zanmi Lasante in Haiti.