Married in Medicine: From College Sweethearts To Healing A Community

A couple that slays goals together, stays together. No one understands that more than Angela Holliday and her fiancé Eldred Bell, whom are both soon to be doctors.

Holliday, 26, and Bell, 26, met in 2008 during their freshman year at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, but they got closer as Bell began tutoring her in organic chemistry during their junior year. The two spent a lot of time studying together and grew closer as friends until they decided to start a relationship.

While their relationship continued to blossom, they stayed focused on their academics. During his third year in pharmacy school, Bell, a Chicago native, was inducted into the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. During her fourth year at medical school, Holliday of Rockford, IL, was the only African American in her class to be inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, which recognizes the top 16% of medical students from all UIC campuses.

Fast forward to Match Day, March 17, 2017, Holliday and Bell both matched into their number one ranked residency programs. Holliday will complete her pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Bell will complete his pharmacy residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA.