Keerthana Pakanati

Student Division Region 8 Director

Keerthana Pakanati is a second year MD Candidate at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. She is a part of the 7-BS/MD program and will graduate in 2020. Her dream post-graduation is to provide women’s healthcare to underserved populations across the globe. She has served as the MS1 Liaison and is the current president of her local AMWA Chapter. Keerthana is also a Head Veritas Peer Advisor for a program called Veritas, which is the Long School of Medicine’s vertical advising program. She has been fortunate enough to travel to Guatemala to provide medical care for those in impoverished regions, and will be traveling to India this summer to work for an NGO called “Smile” as they work to empower women and children while also providing basic healthcare. She also serves on the Health Center’s Legacy Circle, as the school of medicine representative. She is passionate about women’s health, peer mentorship, and making sure every student knows they have someone to lean on in this incredible journey of medical school.


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