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AMWA Centennial Interview Series: Dr. Nuzzarello

Written by: Danna Biala

Since graduating from medical school in 1986, Dr. Angela Nuzzarello has carved out a dynamic career for herself. In addition to practicing as a psychiatrist with a focus on anxiety disorders, she helped found the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2009. There, she serves as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, teaches a course on personal development and wellness, and is a member of an advisory board for careers in medicine.

She is very fulfilled by her work and has really enjoyed being involved in student affairs, specifically getting to know students and being a part of their journey. One of the most memorable moments from her medical career was her first medical conference, which happened to be an AMWA conference! She stayed with a host, a female physician, and after attending the conference, she felt empowered and supported. Her advice to current AMWA medical students was “Always remember who you are. Don’t get swept up with your career; come back to what’s important to you and what’s good for you.”

Cherilyn Cecchini

Cherilyn is proud to serve as the National AMWA Blog Coordinator this year. She is currently a fourth year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Cherilyn recently served as co-president of her local Jefferson AMWA branch. In addition, she was chosen as National Secretary of the AMWA Student Division the year before last. She feels strongly about advancing women's health and is extremely thankful for both the networking and scholastic opportunities that AMWA continues to offer.

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