Jennifer Gaertner-Otto

Student Division Region 8 Director

My name is Jennifer, and I am the Region 8 Director for the 2020-2021 year.  A little about me, I’m a DO Candidate at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio TX.  My involvement with AMWA started during my OMS-I year with the Student Membership Division, and in helping to form an official chapter at UIWSOM.  Before medical school, I was a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Colorado Cancer Research Program, the Heme Malignancies Division at Johns Hopkins University, and Thomas Jefferson Neurology Department.

Over the years I’ve become passionate about women’s health and advocacy.  Equally so, I want to amplify women’s voices and presence in the field of medicine.  Region 8 is home to exceptional, compassionate, and strong women.  I’m interested in sharing our individual journeys, and helping chapters achieve their respective goals.  This year, I hope our region can come together to serve, inspire, celebrate each other.

Please Join us for the Virtual Region 8 Conference on December 5th from 1-4pm CST.  Register to receive the Zoom link here:

Please reach out to me and join the Facebook group!

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