Taylor Perpetual TB 2024

Perpetual Taylor, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Perpetual Essence Adachukwu Chiamaka Taylor was born in Framingham, MA and raised in Cromwell, CT. She very proud of her Nigerian (Igbo) heritage. Most people call her “Perp”, “Pep”, or “Pepsi”. As a Christian, she has always believed in taking care of those who cannot care for themselves- this value has guided her throughout her life. Perpetual has been interested in becoming a physician since she was a little girl and her experiences witnessing her youngest brother, Jayden, suffer from congenital heart disease as an infant inspired her to pursue pediatrics. She attended Sport and Medical Sciences Academy for high school, graduated from Southern Connecticut State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Chemistry minor. Shortly thereafter, she became a behavior technician and cared for a young boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Applied Behavioral Analysis to teach him new skills; this experience was the first of many to entice her toward pursuing child psychiatry. Matriculating into the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in August 2020, Perpetual made it a point to become involved in extracurricular activities including but not limited to becoming the Mentorship Chair of the Student National Medical Association, President of the Christian Medical Dental Association, student representative for the Admissions Committee and Clinical Skills Program, and volunteering at Hands on Hartford and South Park homeless shelters. Upon medical school graduation, she was selected at Commencement Speaker for the graduate ceremony. She was given an award for Excellence In a Specific Discipline-Psychiatry. Perpetual’s ultimate dream is to work in a pediatric emergency room, stabilizing children with medical and/or psychiatric crises and treating every patient and their family member with compassion, dignity, and humility. She attributes her success to God, her family members, close friends, and mentors without whom she would not be in the position that she is in today.

In her free time, she enjoys making people laugh, dancing, singing even with a mediocre singing voice, watching TV shows/movies, listening to music, doing random adventurous activities, trying new foods, and learning about different cultures/languages.