AMWA Student Region 3

Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, & West Virginia


The current Region 3 Director is Shauna Wassmus. To get in touch with a specific Region 3 Branch, please contact Shauna, and she can connect you with branch leaders listed below.
To explore local and regional events, see the Region 3 calendar below.

Shauna Wassmus

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Region 3 Director |

Shauna Wassmus (she/her/hers) is a second-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA.  She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston College and a masters in Biomedical Sciences from Tufts University School of Medicine.  At GCSOM she served as the president of the student branch of AMWA where she was involved in organizing round table events for students to participate in candid conversations with women in medicine.  Additionally, she helped coordinate girls in science workshops that encourage local middle school girls to consider a future in STEM.  As a lifelong girl scout, she is passionate about the effects of positive female role models and mentors and serves as a mentor to medical and premedical students both locally in Pennsylvania and from Boston College.  She was a competitive synchronized skater through college and has been able to give back to the sport of figure skating through teaching both children and adults the fundamentals and love of figure skating.  In her free time she likes to spend time outside running or hiking, baking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

2022-2023 Region 3 Branches


  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    • President: Yeseena Alli
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    • President: Alexis Blackburn
  • Penn State College of Medicine
    • President: Megan Nguyen
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • President: Kate Minke
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    • Co-Presidents: Patricia Hayes & Alekya Bheemreddy
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    • President: Lydia Boyer
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
    • President: Camden Nelson


  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    • President: Emily Larson
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    • President: Karlie Finch

Washington D.C 

  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • President: Dylan Parsons
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    • Co-Presidents: Ariana Turk & Danielle Martin
  • Howard University College of Medicine


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • President: Danielle Long
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
    • Co- Presidents: Jessica Grisez & Olivia Cooney

West Virginia

  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
    • President: Micah Ray
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine 
    • President: Sarah Shabih