AMWA Student Region 3

Region 3 includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

The current Region 3 Director is Elizabeth Boyle. To get in touch with a specific branch, contact the branch leaders listed below. To explore local and regional events, see the Region 3 calendar below.

Region 3 Conference: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The Region 3 Conference planning is underway! If you’re interested in helping plan the conference, or in being more involved with Region 3 Leadership, contact your local AMWA Branch President about applications to the Region 3 Committee! The conference will be held September 2018 and include an optional evening social networking event. It will be held at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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2018-2019, Region 3 Board

Ellie Boyle

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Region 3 Director

Ellie is a fourth year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. After graduation, she spent a year serving at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania through an AmeriCorps program. Her role as a health care navigator included managing care for recently resettled refugees, women suffering from addiction, and a significant portion of the deaf population in Pittsburgh. During her first year of medical school, she co-chaired the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee through her school’s chapter of AMWA and was elected as Vice President of her chapter the following year. Additionally, Ellie served as the Vice President of her school’s ACOG chapter and is an active member of her school’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice. Her current research is directed at increasing access to women’s wellness care for HIV positive women in Scranton. During her free time Ellie enjoys listening to podcasts, practicing yoga, and playing with her cat, Scout.

Jess Knapp

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Jessica Knapp is originally from Hatboro, PA. She has a bachelor of science in Rehabilitation Science and a English literature minor from the University of Pittsburgh. After working as a milieu therapist for a young adult and adolescent bipolar spectrum in-patient psychiatric unit in Pittsburgh, she moved back across the state and is now a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA. When she is not studying she loves to dance and visit her family and friends.

Bukola Toyobo

Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Bukola is a second-year medical student at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she lived in Europe and Africa before completing a degree in biology at Pennsylvania State University. She is actively committed to diversifying the face of medicine through implementing inclusion & equity workshops, women empowerment events, and volunteering to provide care to underserved communities. Currently, her research interests are in breast cancer, end-of-life care, and ophthalmology. Apart from her dedication to the field of medicine, Bukola also enjoys baking and traveling in her free time.

Amanda Severn

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Amanda Severn is a second-year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is the co-president of her local AMWA chapter.  She graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, where she became passionate about working with underserved communities. She is committed to empowering others to become leaders in their communities and creating a healthcare system that equally represents all people. She is excited to be a part of the Region 3 Student Board and work with others to advance the mission of AMWA, to better the healthcare field, and to improve patient care.

Ellie Tupper

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Ellie is a second year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University. She is currently the secretary of GCSOM’s AMWA chapter but is looking forward to getting more involved in events that promote women in medicine. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys practicing yoga and meditation.

Region 3 Branches

  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    • President: Jessica Knapp
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    • Co-President: TBD
    • Co-President: TBD
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • Co-President: Kelley McDermott
    • Co-President: Amanda Severn
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
    • President: TBD
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus
    • President: Megan Cunningham
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Co-President: Chloe Harrington
    • Co-President: Rose Kleiman
  • Georgetown Medical School
    • Co-President: Danielle D’Annibale
    • Co-President: Hamsini Rao
  • Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
    • President: TBD
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Co-President: Michelle Juarez
    • C0-President: Lauren Sutherland
  • Penn State College of Medicine
    • Co-President: Christina Michaels
    • Co-President: Bukola Toyobo
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    • President: TBD
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • President: Omneya Ayoub
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    • Co-President: Alex Emes
    • Co-President: Emily Sagalow
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    • Co-President: Mary Ahern
    • Co-President: Anne Wang
    • Co-President: Madeleine Low
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    • President: TBD
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • Co-President: Samhita Nelamangala
    • Co-President: Katya Wentzel
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
    • President: TBD