• 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
  • Senior, Harvard University
    Senior, Harvard University
    Francisco Galdos is a senior at Harvard University who will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Early in his childhood, Francisco was exposed to medicine in his hometown in Texas, as his little brother was born with a congenital heart defect. Despite receiving a heart transplant and undergoing multiple surgeries, his brother succumbed at to complications associated with his cardiac condition. As a result, Francisco became passionate about caring for patients with similar defects. To that end, he wishes to pursue an MD/PhD to ultimately become a pediatric cardiologist. Francisco loves stem cell and regenerative medicine research and aims to use these technologies to engineer replacement tissues that could be used for patients with congenital heart defects or heart failure. Currently, Francisco works in Dr. Richard Lee’s laboratory on understanding the proteins of the pancreatic extracellular matrix as a way to understand ways to improve the function and stability of pancreatic beta cells in vitro, a project that he has made the subject of his undergraduate thesis. Francisco has been involved actively as Vice-President with Harvard College Latinos in Health Careers and with the Massachusetts Hispanic Medical Association where he has explored issues in minority health care in Boston and also mentored other premedical students. Having been accepted to various MD/PhD programs at top tier institutions, including Stanford, UCSF, Yale, Washington University in St. Louis, and Duke University, he is deciding where to attend medical school. Francisco hopes to continue his involvement in working with minority populations and grow as both a future clinician and scientist. He loves teaching and mentoring students as well as learning from his own mentors.
    • Anesthesiology
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @
    MGH anesthesia resident, AMWA leader; lover of tech; social media enthusiast; blogger @
    • 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: and graphic design ( Amanda previously served in numerous roles in the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Currently she serves on the Board of Directors and as a Program Committee Co-Director.

  • Harvard College '15; Harvard Medical School '21; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health '20
    Harvard College '15; Harvard Medical School '21; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health '20

    Gabriella Herrera is a medical student from Tracy, California. She graduated with Bachelors Degree in Neurobiology and a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. She is now completing her third year at Harvard Medical School, with plans to pursue a Medicine residency and focus on Latinx and community health. She will be taking a year off to begin the Masters degree program at Harvard's School of Public Health on the Social and Behavioral Sciences track. She intends to use these studies to have a deeper understanding of the social determinants of health, design and evaluate health interventions, and create space in the clinical setting that will help empower the Latinx community. 

  • 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.
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