Physicians of the Future Summit—Region 6_Graphic

Annually, the Medical Student Section regions host Physicians of the Future Summits in January and February, which allow for educational programs and further discussion on policy development relevant to each region and its membership. In 2021 the region summits will be held virtually during the month of January.

Summits joint session

All regions will convene for a joint session on Jan. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Central, which will be followed by the separate region summits. Visit the summits main page for more information.

Region 6 topics

Topics and activities to be addressed at the summit include:

  • Advocacy in residency
  • Introduction to SNMA
  • Leadership development topics


Registration is now open for the Physicians of the Future Summit—Region 6.

Meeting documents

Meeting documents will be posted as they become available.

Additional Physicians of the Future Summits

Visit the other region summit pages for details of their events.


Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Advocacy in residency

Anupriya Dayal, MD, radiation oncology resident with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Transforming clinical practice into advocacy opportunities: Lessons learned from PurpLE Clinic; Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP, assistant professor, Icahn School of Medicine

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Region 6 social

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Introduction to SNMA

Nita Gombakomba, associate regional director for Region VI at the Student National Medical Association & medical student at University of Maryland School of Medicine

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Leadership development topics

Nathan Hoff, chair, MSS Region 6, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Resolution writing workshop

Ellena Popova, legislative/advocacy chair, MSS Region 6, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Samyuktha Melachuri, vice-chair, MSS Region 6, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Jack Gatti, region delegate chair