AMWA Student Region 3

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


The current Region 3 Director is Kelly McDermott. 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.

Kelly McDermott

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Region 3 Director

Kelly is a third-year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. After graduation, she worked for a year as an Emergency Department scribe in Portsmouth, Virginia, and then completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from EVMS in 2016. During medical school, Kelly worked as a teaching assistant for the Masters Program in the anatomy department. She was a leader in the service-learning program Choosing Healthy Options for Wellness (CHOW) in which she and her classmates created and taught an exercise and nutrition curriculum to patients at local free clinics. Kelly has served as secretary and co-president of her school’s recently established AMWA branch and is very proud of their projects with physician mentorship, domestic violence training and volunteering, and networking events.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys running, biking, yoga, and going to the beach. She is a devoted Red Sox and North Carolina basketball fan.


Region 3 Conference: TBD

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 Kelly McDermott at email above! The conference date is TBD but will include an optional evening social networking event. It will be held at Eastern Virginia Medical School in beautiful Norfolk, VA.

For information on our past conferences, check out website:


2019 Region 3 Branches (2020 Update in Progress)

  • 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