Victoria I. Gordon: Sharing time, talents with those most in need
Medical student Victoria I. Gordon, an AMA member, chose to pursue medicine after seeing disparities in her community and her brother’s experience with type 1 diabetes.
Kevin Connolly King, MD: Revitalizing residency training programs
AMA member Kevin Connolly King, MD, volunteered for five years and knew medicine was the profession he wanted to pursue.
Veronica M. Alvarez-Galiana, MD: Advocate for reproductive health
Ob-gyn and AMA member Veronica M. Alvarez-Galiana, MD, moves medicine by improving access to contraception and reproductive health for all women.
Scott Pasichow, MD: Brotherly love led to medicine
AMA member Scott Pasichow, MD, was inspired by the care and compassion exhibited by the nurses and doctors caring for his brother who had cancer.
Zarah U. Iqbal, MD, MPH: Following in her mother’s footsteps
AMA member Zarah U. Iqbal, MD, MPH, advocates for the most marginalized children in her community who have been denied resources and opportunities.
Deepak Kumar, MD: Making meaningful change as a surgeon
AMA member Deepak Kumar, MD, found that surgery offered an opportunity for him to see the outcomes on a long-term basis.
Theresa Phan, MD: Impacting many patients through policy change
AMA member Theresa Phan, MD, at the end of middle school, saw herself in a white coat, wearing a stethoscope and listening to heart signs.
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