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#SNMAExcellence Series: Corey Thompson

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Welcome back to our #SNMAExcellence Series!

In this series, we are going to be routinely featuring both SNMA chapters and members that have displayed excellence through academic endeavors, community service, leadership roles, and/or research activities. If you feel that you or your chapter represents the excellence that the SNMA upholds on a daily basis, go on ahead and fill out this form! #SNMAExcellence

 

 

Name: Corey Thompson

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution: The University of Kentucky

College Major: Major: Biology; Minor: Spanish

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Favorite Quote: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace" - Jimi Hendrix

Contact Information:

Email - Corey.thompson@osumc.edu

Phone - (614) 354-2315

 

Additional Links: @whatsupdoc_21 on Instagram and Twitter | @headsup_osucom on Instagram and Twitter

 

Our sixth feature in the #SNMAExcellence series is Corey Thompson, a second-year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine! He has been very active with the SNMA at his school as well as with the diverse community that surrounds him. Apart from serving as a volunteer at a spanish-speaking clinic and serving on the executive board of a group called SHINE (Somali Health Initiative and Nutrition Education), he has helped start a program called HEADS UP (Health Education and Development for Underprivileged Populations), an initiative intended to create a pipeline from elementary school to medical school while also improving the healthcare literacy of underserved populations! His passion for service shines throughout his feature, which he interweaves with the strategies he uses to get through the stresses of medical school and the love that he has for his institution!

 

Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?

Currently, I am a second-year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In truth, I have always wanted to be a physician. However, there were a few key events that further prompted me to pursue the field of medicine. The most powerful of these was the traumatic passing of my grandmother from pancreatic cancer. I was only 12 years old at the time, and therefore did not quite understand what this diagnosis meant. I thought she would get better with treatment, but three weeks to the day after her diagnosis, my grandmother passed away. Before leaving this earth, she let me know how special I was and that she would be watching over me as I achieve my dream of becoming a physician. I stand here today knowing that I am well on my way in doing so, and that she is smiling down upon me.

 

How is your chapter exhibiting #SNMAExcellence?

The SNMA Chapter of The Ohio State College of Medicine (OSUCOM) exhibits #SNMAExcellence on a daily basis through character, work ethic, mentorship and outreach. Currently on exhibition is a project we have titled, Health Education and Development for Underprivileged Populations, better known as HEADS UP. This project was designed by a group of M1s in our chapter as a means to utilize our platform for community outreach. The primary goal of HEADS UP is improve the healthcare literacy of underserved populations, and create a pipeline from elementary school into medical school. We found the perfect way to launch such a project.

 

For the past few years, I have been working with youth at a local non-profit organization called Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS). It provides services to low income families, most of whom are from the immigrant and refugee communities of Columbus, Ohio. They offer both adult and youth services, but we decided to focus our efforts on the youth in the program. We presented the HEADS UP project proposal to the ETSS Youth Program Director who was both very excited and supportive. ETSS has a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for ages 5 -13 with a goal of preventing the learning loss that occurs during summer break, and we knew HEADS UP would be an impactful addition to their program. There are eight sites, so we launched HEADS UP at the largest, which has about 80 first and second generation immigrant students from Ethiopia and Eritrea. We worked with the Site Coordinator to establish a schedule where medical students would provide workshops for the youth participants two days per week for two hours each day. The core HEADS UP group created lesson plans on healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition, diseases, bone and muscle anatomy, heart and brain anatomy, health disparities in medicine, and implicit bias amongst physicians. The goal was to plan workshops that are both informative and interactive, so we have provided several hands-on activities for the children, such as heart and brain dissections and a clinical workshop. Additionally, we arranged to have OSUCOM physicians and faculty as guest lecturers for the children.

 

Our hope is that this experience ignites a love of science and medicine in these children who may otherwise not have been given this opportunity. Additionally, we want to inspire them by seeing med school students and physicians who look like them. We were even able to have an Ethiopian med school student teach a workshop in the students’ native language, Amharic. We think this exposure, along with our mentorship, will help break down barriers and instill confidence to pursue a career in medicine by humanizing the medical profession and physicians.

 

The summer HEADS UP project at ETSS has been very successful, but we didn’t do it alone. In the spirit of inclusion and collaboration to strengthen outcomes, our group contacted other nearby SNMA chapter leaders G. Kabwe Chilupe and Kennedy Ovenseri of Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine (OUHCOM) Dublin Campus and Morgan Bryant of Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, respectively. By working together, we were able to gather volunteers from each of our SNMA chapters, as well as our general student bodies. This was an incredible accomplishment for us, and most definitely beneficial in providing quality lessons for the children of ETSS. In addition to teaching the kids about medicine and healthcare, it was also vital to highlight the importance of diversity in the medical profession and other STEM professions. For that reason, we made certain that each HEADS UP lecture featured a diverse mix of men, women, minority, and LGBTQ medical students. This provides the children with positive role models and experiences that can truly shape the rest of their lives.

 

What are your biggest accomplishments in medical school to date?

My biggest medical school accomplishments range from academic successes to my conquering of personal goals. Academically, it has always been my goal to continually improve upon my exam scores at the end of each block. I successfully did so this year and averaged around a 3% increase per exam. This was huge in bolstering my confidence going into second year, and is a testament to the fact that medical school is a marathon… not a sprint! There will be stumbles upon the way but keep working hard and figure out what study strategy works best for YOU! Additional accomplishments include my positions as Student Council President both as an M1 and M2, SNMA Admissions Chair, SHINE (Somali Health Initiative and Nutrition Education) Executive Board, HEADS UP Lead Coordinator, and Clinica Latina Volunteer.

 

How has the SNMA impacted your medical school experience?

Prior to applying to medical school, I had never heard of SNMA, NMA, or MAPS, most likely because minorities were not very well represented at my undergraduate university. Upon speaking with Dr. Quinn Capers IV (Dean of Admission at OSUCOM) and Dr. Leon McDougle (Chief Diversity Officer at OSUCOM), I was schooled to the mission and purpose of SNMA. Subsequent to those conversations, I have been extremely interested in doing all that I can do as a medical student to further that mission, so SNMA has given me another sense of purpose. I chose to attend AMEC this year in order to gain more knowledge about SNMA on a national level, and it was one of the most fulfilling experiences as a first-year medical student. Some may even remember my Region 5 Chant rendition of the M’baku Challenge Day skit from the movie Black Panther. This conference really put things into perspective for me as it pertains to what is possible when minority students get together and push towards a common cause. Attending AMEC inspired me to create the HEADS UP program, and just maybe as a bonus, help OSUCOM become chapter of the year. I will continue to work with my chapter, as well as surrounding chapters to ensure that SNMA Region 5 continues its excellence and representation on the national level.

 

What is your favorite thing about your school?

My favorite part about The Ohio State University College of Medicine is the amazing job that our Admissions Committee, led by Dr. Quinn Capers IV, has done over the past couple of years. They have effectively transformed the culture at OSUCOM by putting diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our mission as a medical institution. Historically, there has been a sense of isolation for African American males in professional school, unless it is an HBCU, but I do not feel this way at all! We have over 15 Black males in our class of 200 students, and even more Black females! Approximately 26% of our class is of minority status, thanks to the efforts of OSUCOM, and that number is steadily growing. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in increased academic accomplishments, along with student morale! My hope is that our success sets a precedent for surrounding mid-western schools. We have wonderful medical schools in our region, but in talking to some minority students at these schools, they feel ostracized at times, as if they are merely there to fill a quota. This is not the case at OSU, where the goal is to create a class dynamic that is reflective of the general population in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, etc. I hope that we can provide an example for admissions committees across the Midwest and beyond regarding the importance of a diverse medical class in breeding culturally competent, universally intelligent, and all-around happy physicians. 

 

What do you do to get through the stressful nature of school?

Medical school is stressful… there is no real getting around that reality. We have all worked most of our life to have this opportunity, and now it is time to find out if we have what it takes to make it. While grades may seem of the utmost importance, it is vital that we place our own health and well-being at the forefront during this period, which includes our mental, physical, and emotional health. If we do not tend to ourselves, I can guarantee that it will be reflected in our grades. There are a plethora of coping strategies, and we must each figure out what works best. Hopefully, by this time we have found an enjoyable hobby that is not too terribly time consuming. For me, those hobbies include creating music/DJing, hiking, playing basketball, and involving myself on campus.

 

I have always had a passion for music. It allows my mind to drift away from the task at hand, helping me to recharge my battery and get back to it. In the summer before M1 year of medical school, I purchased turntables as a gift to myself and have since been practicing mixing music. In addition to making music, I also enjoy hiking as an escape from school. It is rather hard to do in Ohio, but I have been able to schedule time during the year to fly out to Colorado, Utah, and Oregon. These trips have been amazing for clearing my head and keeping physically fit. Basketball is another physical activity that re-energizes me, but is much easier to manage on a weekly basis. Lastly, I involve myself in organizations on campus such as Student Council and SNMA. Within these organizations I have been able to give back to the community of Columbus, OH. These experiences help me to put things in perspective and give me a daily reminder of WHY I chose a career in medicine.

 

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#SNMAExcellence Series: Oluwadamilola Oshinuga

Posted By Administration, Friday, October 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018

Welcome back to our #SNMAExcellence Series!

In this series, we are going to be routinely featuring both SNMA chapters and members that have displayed excellence through academic endeavors, community service, leadership roles, and/or research activities. If you feel that you or your chapter represents the excellence that the SNMA upholds on a daily basis, go on ahead and fill out this form! #SNMAExcellence

 

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Name:  Oluwadamilola Oshinuga

Hometown: Victorville, CA

Undergraduate Institution: UCLA

College Major: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Medical School: M4, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Favorite Quote: "There is always someone better than you and there is always someone worse than you. So instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to your yesterday's self."

Contact Information: ooshinuga@luc.edu

Additional Links: @damnnnitsdami

 

Our fifth feature in the #SNMAExcellence series is Oluwadamilola Oshinuga, a fourth year medical student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently in the residency application process, and we at the SNMA are so excited to see where she will go and the impact she will make. She has been an integral part of revamping her SNMA chapter and has made a huge impact as a tutor, mentor and advocate at her medical school! #SNMAExcellence

 

Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?

I am currently in my last year of medical school planning to attend residency in Pediatrics. I decided to pursue Pediatrics because of the profound influence children have not only my life but also on the future. I did not realize my love for this population until I was about three-quarters through third year of medical school, but I am certain of my decision and excited to learn from those who hold the future in their hands.

How is your chapter exhibiting #SNMAExcellence?

The SNMA population at my medical school is quite low, but we always uplift one another within our cohorts and the cohorts below us. A brief example of this is where the rising fourth-year medical student put together an event for the rising third-year medical students; we spent five hours practicing presentations, chart reviewing, and practicing other skills that they might need to succeed in third-year clerkships. We are sure to extend the same hand to the community. We occasionally bring high school and junior high school students to the medical school to pique interest in the STEM field. We show these young students that it's possible to be successful and follow your dreams. We go through modules with them where they practice auscultating the heart and the lungs, public speaking, CPR, and other modules that are designed solely by the members of the SNMA.

What are your biggest accomplishments in medical school to date?

One of my cherished accomplishments in medical school is continuing to serve cohorts below me as well as my community. No matter how busy or how large my workload is, I will always find time to tutor, to put together events, and to help the community in whatever ways I'm needed.

How has the SNMA impacted your medical school experience?

SNMA has been an awesome community throughout all of my medical school career. It gave me people who I can look up to and who I can go to with difficult times.

Did you take some time off before medical school? If so, what did you do during that time?

I decided to take time off before I started medical school. After I received my degree from UCLA, I moved to Japan. I moved there in order to teach English and yoga, but mostly I moved in order to understand more about myself. I spent about a year there and while I was there I learned the language and I made a lot of lifelong friendships. I learned a lot about myself and I learned that communication is very much possible without language. I recommend almost everybody who wants to go to medical school to take some time off to get to know themselves. It was definitely the most rewarding adventure that I have ever embarked on and I would go back and do it exactly the same.

What do you feel is the most challenging part of medical school? The easiest part?

The most difficult part of medical school is not losing yourself in the grind. It's difficult to stay true to yourself, continue to do what you love, and study hard without thinking you're less than. But it is all possible especially when you surround yourself with people who exude love and tranquility. The easiest part of my medical career has been connecting with friends and patients. That has been the most fun and exciting part of being in medicine.

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Meet The Board Series: Patrick Lee, MD, PhD, Strategic Planning Council Member

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!


In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Dr. Patrick Lee, who serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Council for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: plee@snma.org

My name is Patrick Lee, and I am currently a General Surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I entered the M.D./Ph.D program at UW after graduation where I first became involved in SNMA. I sought to become a physician scientist to help bridge the gap between medical research and clinical practice. I completed my PhD in 2014 and completed my MD in 2016.  During my time in medical and graduate school, I was involved with SNMA. I was first an Academic Affairs co-chair and External Affairs co-chair for two years, before being elected as Chair of the Board of Directors.  Being Chair was an enlightening and remarkable experience, one that I will forever cherish. Following graduation, I started a general surgery residency, of which I am in my second year. Training in surgery is challenging because you learn to manage medical issues, while simultaneously becoming a technically sound surgeon. It takes time and dedication, but I love doing what I do. When I finish training, I hope to be a Trauma and Critical Care surgeon.  During my time in training and when completed, I hope also to continue to meet and mentor medical students.  In the free time I have, I enjoy playing basketball, biking, tennis and golf to try and stay active.  I also enjoy cooking and playing the piano and saxophone. 

 

This post marks the end of our Meet The Board Series! We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the leaders on our Board of Directors! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Sergeine Lezeau, Publications National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Sergeine Lezeau, who serves as a Publications National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

 

Email Address: publications@snma.org

She is the daughter of Registered Nurse Eveline Lezeau and Computer Programmer Joseph Lezeau, who immigrated to the United States from Haiti to pursue their college education. Early on, they instilled in her the values of higher education, Haitian culture, and maintaining a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. Sergeine and her younger brother, Jovin, grew up embracing these ideals in South Florida, where she completed the International Baccalaureate program at Lincoln Park Academy before joining the Gator Nation in 2008. Sergeine graduated in 2011 from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. A year later, she catapulted her medico-scientific journey at Florida Atlantic University as a Biology Honors Research student identifying correlations between the latent HIV reservoir and HIV patients. Currently, Sergeine is a member of the class of 2020 at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Auburn, Alabama where she served as a peer tutor in her first year there. As a second-year medical student, she served as Vice President for VCOM's Hispanic Community Medical Outreach student organization and helped raise funds for VCOM's medical mission trips to underserved Hispanic countries. During this time, Sergeine also joined the SNMA Board of Directors as a Publications Chair and Journal Editor-in-Chief. Aside from her research, leadership, teaching, and volunteerism, she also finds great joy in mentoring both pre-medical and medical students. Such experiences have inspired Sergeine to become a physician with an academic appointment and to serve as the Dean for Diversity of a medical school one day.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Sasha Ray, Region III Director

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Sasha Ray, who serves as the Region III Director for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

 

Email Address: region3director@snma.org

Sasha Ray is a Little Rock, Arkansas native who attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. She then attended Hampton University for her graduate career before joining the UAMS College of Medicine. She is a current third-year medical student in the College of Medicine. In addition to the studies required by medical school, Sasha has worked with M. Katherine Kimbrough, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon at UAMS on surgical shadowing and research. She has also recently signed on to a year-long Centering in Pregnancy project educating obstetric patients.

Beyond medical school, Sasha is interested in a surgical residency, potentially OBGYN. She is involved in the community with her work with the Student National Medical Association, and has past appointments as the Public Health and Wellness Chair of the Central Arkansas Urban League and as an early childhood reading tutor. She also participated in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones at an event on September 12 titled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling”, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs and Faculty Affairs at UAMS. The event celebrated Dr. Edith Irby Jones, the first black student to attend racially mixed classes in the South and the first black student to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine (now University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences). The UAMS SNMA chapter is named after her. Sasha’s one true love is her cat, Simba. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, MD, MPH, Professional Board Member

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 1, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, MD, MPH, who serves as one of the Professional Board Members for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

 

Email Address: NAdusarkodie@snma.org

Dr. Adu-Sarkodie currently serves as the Medical Director for Home Based Primary Care at the Maryland VA. He and his team conduct home visits delivering primary care services to the nation's most frail and vulnerable veterans. He completed medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and completed both a residency in Family Medicine and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at LSU-New Orleans. He was raised in Region IX, trained in Region III and currently resides in Region VI. He also holds a Master's in Public Health degree with a concentration in Population and Family Health from Columbia University. In addition to working for the VA full-time, he is an adjunct instructor at Morgan State University's School of Community Health and Policy, and provides after-hours coverage for nursing home and post-acute care facilities with a telemedicine-enabled physician group. He is an avid reader and collector of comic books, a foodie and enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Arielle Scott-Turner, Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Arielle Scott-Turner, who serves as an Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: osteopathic@snma.org

Arielle Scott-Turner is a fourth-year medical student attending the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with an interest in Interventional Cardiology. She is a native of Houston, TX and graduated with honors from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. With an education-centered mindset, Arielle provides mentorship to her successors in medicine as well as promotes matriculation among interested underrepresented minority undergraduates. She hopes to expand her current Young Medical Professional GroupMe to a nationwide program to continue the promotion of minorities in medicine. Arielle also strives to advocate for all osteopathic students via her current position as Student National Medical Association-Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chair. During her spare time, Arielle enjoys OrangeTheory Fitness, traveling to foreign countries, learning new languages, and sampling various new cuisines. As a future Doctor of Osteopathy, Arielle would like to remind you to obtain your optimal health by actively stimulating your mind, body and spirit.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Chetachi Odelugo, Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Chetachi Odelugo, who serves as an Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: osteopathic@snma.org

Chetachi E. Odelugo grew up in Newark, NJ (Brick City!) and earned her B.A. in Spanish at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her Master's in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Forensic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and she is currently at the same institution in pursuit of a DO degree in 2020. This past year she was the VP of PCOM's SNMA chapter as well as Region 8's Academic Affairs Co-Chair. She also sits on the board of the American Lung Association in Philly (Mid-Atlantic Region). Her hobbies include Netflix, eating!!!, laughing (she’s a huge jokester), horseback riding (when time allows), and enjoying some really good music by really good singers. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Brittanie D. Hazzard Bigby, Membership National Committee Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Brittanie D. Hazzard Bigby, who serves as the Membership National Committee Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: membership@snma.org

Brittanie (HB) is a Houston, Texas native. She graduated from Baylor University with a B.S in Education and The University of Texas-Health Science Center Houston with a M.P.H. in Health Promotion and Behavior Science with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Brittanie is currently an MS3 at Ross University School of Medicine. Her long term career goal is to be a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Outside of medical school, Brittanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog-child Tornado, collecting knick-knacks, and strumming her guitar. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Brittany C.D. Fields, International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Brittany C.D. Fields, who serves as an International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: international@snma.org

A native of Tampa, Florida, Brittany C.D. Fields earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2013. She later continued post-baccalaureate studies in Biology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA before starting medical school on the island of Dominica. Brittany is a 2020 MD candidate at Ross University School of Medicine completing her clinical curriculum in New York. Throughout medical school she has participated in a myriad of community-based initiatives. Brittany has also served as a student leader in the RUSM Student Government Association & as Vice President of the inaugural Caribbean chapter of White Coats for Black Lives. Apart from SNMA, she holds professional & society medical student memberships with the American Society of Anesthesiologists & the American College of Physicians. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology or Internal Medicine with a focus on Critical Care. She enjoys trying new foods, traveling & experiencing new cultures as well as playing chess, video games, free hand drawing, trail running, hiking & snowboarding. Brittany hopes to impact healthcare by reducing health disparities & increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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