"Amelia is a third-year medical student in the Urban & Community Health Pathway at MCW in Milwaukee interested in pursuing Internal Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University in Montréal Canada, where she was born and raised. Interested in health disparities, Amelia then pursued a MPH in social Epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, where she was awarded the Public Health Leadership Scholarship and joined the Delta Omega Honor Society upon graduation. She became increasingly passionate about advocating for marginalized populations through her experience working during the COVID-19 pandemic at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and SOMOS Community Care, an Independent Physician Association of culturally representative primary care providers who successfully implemented a Value-Based Payment model to improve quality of care for Medicaid patients throughout NYC. Amelia currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured at MCW; as a mentor for the StEP-UP pipeline program for URM students; student researcher with the Health Equity Research Group at the Center for Advancing Population Science; and is one of AAMC's Action Ambassadors, a program for medical students and residents who are passionate about engaging local, state, and federal legislators in policy priorities that impact the healthcare system and health of communities. Amelia aspires to one day combine her MD & MPH to continue advocating for equitable health policy and practice.
P.S.: It takes a village and I wouldn't be here without the many mentors who have inspired and supported me throughout the medical school journey. The least I could do is pay it forward to the international student community so please don't hesitate to reach out and remember you are resilient!"