Student Division Immediate Past President
Samia Osman is a MD/Master in Public Policy Candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, she triple-majored in International Development, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Psychology.
As the Founder and President of Arizona’s UNICEF, she and her team fundraised for education and health causes for children and women in war-torn areas. She also launched the Education Initiative, a program promoting international education in American classrooms. During that time she also co-founded the Tucson Free Clinic, where she was known for driving around town to bring the homeless and the uninsured to the clinic. Upon graduation, she taught high school biology in her hometown, Mesa, motivating students from underserved communities to pursue higher education. Samia was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, where she served as a cultural ambassador, researched on the universal healthcare system, and wrote travel and food articles to promote cross-cultural engagements.
Prior to her role as the National Student President of AMWA, Samia previously served as the National Treasurer, the National Recruitment Chair, and the Co-Chiar of Harvard’s AMWA Chapter. At Harvard, she is a Knowles Fellow, a Financial Aid Committee member, and the chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Harvard Chapter. She is also a AMA-Medical Student Section Region 7 Regional Delegate and the chair of the Region 7 Delegation to the House of Delegates. She is also a Health Consultant for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency.
As the National Immediate Past President, she is the advisor to the National Student Division. She aims to help the Division to further invigorate AMWA’s mission, improving women’s health and advancing women in medical school, at the national and chapter levels. Specifically, her vision entails bringing sex- and gender-based medical education to the forefront of medical education discussion, reintroducing AMWA Advocacy Day in D.C., and organizing a series of virtual leadership and policy workshops for AMWA students. Lastly, Samia would like to continue to further her work in social advocacy as she believes a strong civil society is a key aspect to maximizing human potential and achieving gender equality.