Premedical Division Social Media Chair
My name is Afeerah, and I graduated from Drexel University in 2018 where I studied Biological Sciences and Arabic. I joined AMWA in my pre-med division in 2014, which was a fairly new organization at the time. I enjoyed empowering undergraduate women interested in pursuing medicine by helping organize annual conferences with various guest speakers including Dr. Marla Gold, MD, and Dr. Ritu Verma, MBChB at Drexel. During high school, I was a part of the Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences in which I learned a great deal about Women’s Reproductive Health, in-vitro fertilization, and ethical issues surrounding women in medicine. This sparked my interest in reproductive health which is why I pursued a 6-month research position in the meiosis lab at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and volunteered in the Women’s Care Clinic at Drexel. Furthermore, I have an interest in neuroscience which led me to aid in research at the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. During my free time I enjoy tutoring Bangladeshi immigrant students at Moder Patshala in West Philadelphia and volunteering at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I will be applying for medical school in the 2019 cycle for admission in 2020.
MWIA Centennial Congress hosted by AMWA — July 25 – 28, 2019, New York, NY