Julia Burns, MS
Student Division Region 3 Director
Julia Burns, MS (she/her/hers) is a first year-medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Sociology from Muhlenberg College. While pursuing her Master of Biomedical Sciences at PCOM, she spent her time bringing her spirit of advocacy and community to the AMWA PCOM Chapter as Chapter President. Over her two year term as Chapter President, she invested in this community, supporting her fellow leaders in initiative and programming, ranging from a Virtual Networking Series, Journal Club, and Girl Talk, which is a program looking to support the growth of black young women in topics of women’s health, body autonomy, and female empowerment. She was awarded the PCOM 2020 President’s Leadership in Diversity Award for this work and her other efforts in cultural competency and humility.
In addition to her her academic and AMWA pursuits, Julia is also a PCOM DO Ambassador and volunteers with through a Medical Student Advocate program, which looks to support and empower patients to address social needs which affect their health, but are not direct medical care. Julia also enjoys baking, whether it’s a quick brownie mix or, her recent accomplishment, cinnamon rolls (which have had received raving reviews from fellow stressed out medical students).