New Presidents and Presidents-Elect for the Resident, Medical Student, and Premedical Student Divisions of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Assume Leadership Roles
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) installed the new Presidents and Presidents-Elect for the Resident, Medical Student, and Premedical Student Divisions as part of AMWA’s 103rd Anniversary Meeting in Philadelphia, March 22-25, 2018.
Resident Division President: Kim Seidel, MD
Dr. Kim Seidel is a 2015 graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her preliminary year as an internal medicine intern and is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Kim completed her BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she moved to Indianapolis where she worked as a Chemical Engineer before starting medical school. She is passionate about connecting professional women to raise awareness and continue to overcome the barriers that professional women, especially women physicians, continue to face. Dr. Seidel has been involved in professional female organizations throughout her studies and professional experiences. In undergrad, she was involved in the Society of Women Engineers. Transitioning into medical school, she became involved in AMWA during her first year. At the local level, she has served as Mentoring Chair and Chapter Liaison for IU’s chapter of AMWA. As a medical student, she was the national Student Conference Co-chair and worked extensively in the planning of the AMWA Centennial Conference. During residency, Kim has served as the Region 7 Director and Conference Chair for the Residency Division. Dr. Seidel is looking forward to continuing her AMWA involvement in the role of President this year!
Resident Division President-Elect: Anna Zelivianskaia, MD
Ms. Anna Zelivianskaia was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to the United States when she was seven years old. She received dual BA degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2011. After college, she conducted research in radiation oncology, and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Illinois-Chicago. During medical school, she has researched issues important to women’s health, particularly the relationship between new technological developments in genetic testing and health disparities. These interests led her to start OB/GYN residency at MedStar Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center in 2016. Ms. Zelivianskaia is thrilled to be entering a field that focuses on multiple aspects of women’s health! She was initially drawn to AMWA as an outlet for education and advocacy for women’s issues in medicine. She stared serving as the Mentorship Chair in the 2016-2017 academic year. In her occasional free time, Anna enjoys rock climbing, running, and hot yoga.
Medical Student Division President: Anne Drolet
Ms. Anne Drolet is currently a medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM), pursuing her medical doctorate, as well as a graduate certificate in public health. Past education experience includes a Master’s of Science from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Science from Central Michigan University. Past involvement in AMWA includes service as President of her school’s AMWA Chapter, a Region 6 Community Service Co-Chair, an Advocacy Committee member, and the National External Relations Co-Chair. One of Ms. Drolet’s passions is health education and she currently helps to organize health outreach and education programs with a local low-income clinic. Professional goals include pursuing a career in primary care, women’s health, and academic medicine. She also has a strong interest in health policy and aspires to contribute to improvements in the health system. In her free time, Anne likes to climb, drink coffee, and binge watch HGTV shows.
Medical Student Division President-Elect: Mollie Marr
Ms. Mollie Marr is an MD/PhD student at Oregon Health & Sciences University currently in her first year of graduate studies in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. Ms. Marr double-majored in Theatre and Psychology, with a minor in Applied Theatre. She received her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Mollie was one of the founding members of her school’s AMWA Branch and is currently one of the Executive Chairs. In this role, she helped organize a branch conference called Strength through Stories and is involved in working to expand the research on gender equity in medicine. Recently Ms. Marr co-authored and produced the AMWA film At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I. She is currently the Student Chair of the LGBTQ subcommittee under the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Mollie is also the Chair of the new Studio AMWA for Media to develop new avenues for science communication. For fun, Mollie enjoys reading and history, preferably while enjoying a warm cup of tea.
Premedical Student Division President: Taylor Goss
Ms. Taylor Goss is graduating this semester from the University of Central Florida with degrees in Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Previously, she has held the position of Golden Key International Honour Society chapter president and has participated in Servant Leadership training through the Greenleaf Center. Ms. Goss is the Administrative Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Research Group, focusing on gender perceptions and their effects on the delivery of healthcare. She has been a Teaching Assistant for Clinical Psychology, has served as a mentor to low-income high school students, and has volunteered at a local Emergency Room for more than four year. In the past year, Ms. Goss has founded an AMWA Pre-Med chapter at her university and has hosted the pilot teat for Women Matter, Period at this branch. In her free time, Taylor loves to share her journey through medicine on the Moments in Med blog. She will begin a Master’s in Public Health program this fall before eventually continuing to medical school.
Premedical Student Division President-Elect: Lara Rostomian
Ms. Lara Rostomian is an undergraduate pre-medical student at the University of California, Berkeley (Class of 2020) studying Integrative Biology and intending to minor in both Theatre and Global Public Health. AMWA is one of the first organizations she joined when starting out at UC Berkeley and after one year of membership, she is now the Mental Health Committee Head at UC Berkeley’s AMWA branch and is looking forward to shifting the committee’s focus towards advocacy and awareness. She was the 2017-2018 National AMWA Pre-Medical Conference Chair and thoroughly enjoyed planning the 103rd National Conference alongside so many inspiring members. She is currently working as a Health Leads Advocate at West County Health Center in San Pablo and is a student research assistant at the CHAMACOS Research Lab at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Lara admires AMWA’s mission of empowering women physicians and appreciates the support and community AMWA has to offer.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise and mentoring and through building strategic alliances. Founded in 1915, AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty organization of women physicians. As the vision and voice of women in medicine for over a century, AMWA empowers women to lead in improving health for all, within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.