Student Division Program Chair
Lauren Jones is a second-year osteopathic medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) – PA Campus. She was first involved with AMWA as a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as secretary of the pre-medical division chapter, Penn Future Women in Health (PFWH). Her wonderful experience with PFWH motivated her to get involved with AMWA as a medical student. At PCOM, she was selected to be a part of the executive board as the first-year liaison and was subsequently elected to the Vice President position. As Vice President, she started a monthly journal club to promote women in academic medicine and women’s health research. The journal club featured women faculty, physicians and prominent alumni that shared their experiences and/or research related to monthly topics. This winter, she helped coordinate a 4-part virtual networking series to connect students to a group of outstanding female physicians as well as to provide information regarding special topics related to women in medicine such as achieving equity and work-life homeostasis. Lauren is passionate about clinical research, equity for women in medicine, and female empowerment to bring about progress and change. Outside of school, she loves to run, bike, explore local hiking trails (pretty much anything outside), listen to podcasts, cook, and drink (lots of) coffee. She is so excited to be a part of the Medical Student Division Leadership and is looking forward tot the year ahead!