Student Division Social Media Co-Chairs

Areeha Khalid

Areeha Khalid is a second-year medical student at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2022 with a BA in Biology and Comparative Human Development, and received departmental honors for a thesis on the conceptualization of mental illness by Muslim Americans. As an undergraduate, she was involved in mental health and diversity advocacy, as well as both clinical and social science research. Currently, she serves as the president of the AMWA-CCOM chapter, where her goals are to create open spaces for women and gender minorities in medicine to lift each other up on-campus. She is also a coordinator for a student-run free health clinic, and involved in neurotoxicology research. Outside of medicine, her interests include reading, plants, and graphic design.

Yasmine Bazzi

Yasmine Bazzi (She/Her/Hers) is a third year medical student at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Psychology. During her pre-clinical years at NSU-KPCOM, she served as M1 representative and then President of the AMWA division. She helped aid in their very first breast cancer awareness month where her team raised over two thousand dollars through the organization of bake-sales, creation and sales of T-shirts, and donations for the cancer walk. She organized large scale events with the Rivkin Center to spread awareness about breast and ovarian cancer, put together a panel of women in the workplace for a Q&A session, organized an IUD workshop, volunteer opportunities at the Lotus House, education on period poverty, etc.

Additionally, Yasmine served as community outreach chair for the Student Cardiology Association organization (SCA), Treasurer of the Muslim Association of Students in Healthcare (MASH), and Social Media Chair of Middle Eastern/North African students in Medicine (MENA in Med). She hopes to match into Internal medicine and continue to implement her knowledge and experience of AMWAs mission into her future career as a women in medicine.

Her hobbies include photography, piano, travel, baking, trying new food spots, and spending time with her family.

 

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