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    • Family Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    MS3 at Jefferson Medical College, NHSC corps member, #womeninmedicine
    MS3 at Jefferson Medical College, NHSC corps member, #womeninmedicine
    Valerie is in her third year at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is interested in primary care and enjoys continuity of care with patients. Outside of classroom and patient care, she focuses on leadership training with Dean Mark Tychochinski, MD, volunteering with Jefferson's student run clinics, JeffHope, to provide free care to homeless women and children at Eliza Shirley clinic, and tasting every kind of food Philadelphia has to offer. Her plan after graduation in 2016 is to pursue a family medicine residency with extensive training in obstetrics. Valerie hopes to practice family medicine in a medically underserved community in her home state of Ohio. She is interested in networking with anyone who interested in: - ensuring that every human has access to medical care - striving to make women are equal partners with men in medicine and in society - preventing and screening for family violence in the primary care setting - discussing virtually any topic over a delicious meal
    • Anesthesiology
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @ blog.amandaxi.com
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @ blog.amandaxi.com
    • Transitional Year Review Committee Member at ACGME

    Amanda Xi is currently an Anesthesia Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her Transitional Year at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. She graduated with her MD in 2015 from Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine in Rochester, MI. She was an Acceleration to Excellence Program Scholar at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and after transferring to the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), graduated with a BSE and MSE in Biomedical Engineering. While at Michigan, she was active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and ran the Engineering Club at a local underserved middle school. In medical school, Amanda developed a passion for social media (especially blogging: http://blog.amandaxi.com) and graphic design (http://mddet.etsy.com). Amanda previously served in numerous roles in the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Currently she is the Resident Division Treasurer and Program Committee Co-Director.

    Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the AAMC.
    Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the AAMC.
    Ashleigh Moses, M.A., is Program Specialist for the Group on Women in Science and Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Ms. Moses facilitates the work being done by women nation-wide to advance equitable and inclusive work environments, develop career advancement resources for women in academic medicine and science, as well as organizing collaboration amongst institutional groups and leadership. Before becoming a staff member at the AAMC, Ashleigh was working on university campuses nation-wide with the Feminist Majority Foundation to advance the work being done by young women leaders in their local communities. Ms. Moses received a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Gender and Race Studies from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. In her spare time she moderates discussion amongst young women on issues relating to advocacy and ally ship.
    Med Student, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Med Student, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Fleta Bray is a medical student and clinical research fellow at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is interested in social issues in healthcare and in medical education. She is currently balancing the rigors of medical school with parenting her 1 year old son.
    OMS-4, President, International Medicine Student Organization/D.O. CARE at Touro-COM NY
    OMS-4, President, International Medicine Student Organization/D.O. CARE at Touro-COM NY

    Tania is in her fourth year at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. She is interested in pursuing cardiology and enhancing/improving patient interactions. Additionally, Tania is president of the International Medicine Student Organization/D.O. Cares at Touro and looks forward to planning medical trips abroad and working with the numerous international communities in Harlem to improve their accessibility to healthcare. Currently, Tania volunteers at a nearby food pantry and serves as a mentor for high school students interested in medicine. She spends her free time watching Netflix and attempting to decipher the NYC subway system. After graduating in 2018, Tania plans on pursuing an internal medicine residency with a concentration in invasive cardiology. She looks forward to working in underserved urban areas and abroad, if possible. Tania would love to communicate regarding any medical issue, specifically concerning addressing the medical needs of urban communities, current legislation regarding residency spots, and finding the perfect slice of pizza.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • Biochemistry
    • Blogger
    • Medical Research
    • Graduate Training/Residency
    • Medicine
    • Resident Education
    • Graduate/Resident Training
    Internal Medicine Resident Physician & Social Media Medical Education Strategist
    Internal Medicine Resident Physician & Social Media Medical Education Strategist
    Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Farrah L. Harden, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tuskegee University in 2005. Following her undergraduate studies, her interest in medical research led her to complete a two year research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Her subsequent interest in pursuing a career in medicine led her to preparatory studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and ultimately to the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she graduated with her M.D. in May of 2015 and where she matched into Internal Medicine categorical residency program. She is currently a PGY-1 resident. A passion for medical education and social media, Farrah is actively involved in a variety of established professional platforms. She currently functions as Social Media Strategist for Louisville Lectures, a novel Free Open Access Medical Education platform exclusively developed by the department of Internal Medicine at University of Louisville School of Medicine. Additionally, she runs her own social media blog called TheVogueMD, a platform established in 2014 which exposes premedical and medical students to her life as a Resident Physician through pictures and question/answer sessions via #SocialMedMondays. Her other projects in progress involve establishing opportunities both locally and nationally to influence mentoring, medical, and resident education. In her spare time, Farrah enjoys fashion and design, artistic events, blogging, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.