Nicolas Fletcher, MD
Student Representative, Board of Directors
American Medical Association Foundation
Nicolas Fletcher serves as the student representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Board. He attends Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he is expected to graduate in 2016. Mr. Fletcher graduated with a BS in Biology from Howard University in 2001. He recently completed an Orthopedic Surgery externship at New York University, and worked as an Associate Scientist and Research Associate for several leading biotech companies prior to beginning medical school.
Mr. Fletcher currently serves as Chair of the Michigan State Medical Society Medical Student Section (MSMS) and as an alternate delegate for Region V on the Medical Student Section (MSS) to the AMA. He will be an intern in Washington DC with the AMA Government Relations Internship Program.
Throughout his education, Mr. Fletcher has been a part of many leadership initiatives, including serving as standing member of the American Medical Association MSS Minority Issues Committee, the MSS House Coordinating Committee, team leader on several reference committees at the state and national level, co-chair of the MSU AMA Medical Student Section chapter and as a student ambassador for the AMA Foundation. In addition he served as Co-President and Health & Policy Legislative Advocacy Officer for the MSU Student National Medical Association chapter.
In 2011, Mr. Fletcher was selected to receive the MSU Hazel Green Endowed Medical Scholarship, designated for a medical student who evidences cultural diversity by ensuring the presence of underrepresented groups in a variety of academic and professional settings.
Mr. Fletcher is married to Dr. Kyla Fletcher, a developmental psychologist and Visiting Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College; the two currently reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In the future, Mr. Fletcher hopes to work in health advocacy & public advocacy as well as pursue a surgical residency.