Miller School Students and Faculty Present Projects at AAMC Annual Meeting

Earlier this month, medical students and faculty had the opportunity to represent Miller School of Medicine education initiatives and innovations at the Association of American Medical Colleges 2018 Learn, Serve, Lead Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

From left, Camille Scott, MS3, M.D., MPH, Maxwell Presser, MS3, M.D., MPH, Olivia Neumann, MS2, M.D., Monica Kundra, MS3, M.D., and Wenxin Liu, MS4, M.D.

The Miller School student teams presented multiple projects spanning a wide spectrum of areas of interest, from classroom peer-teaching, to mentoring initiatives, wellness programming, and patient advocacy. The school has continued to excel in its representation at this particular educational event, with ongoing scholarship and participation.

“The depth and breadth of our student involvement in this vast array of projects and experience is an outstanding example of our medical students’ commitments to leadership, scholarship, and service. We could not be more proud of their accomplishments,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, and senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education and professor of medicine.
Here is a complete listing of the Miller School projects and the teams that presented them:

“Medical Students as Reproductive Health Patient Advocates: Evaluation of a 3-year Training & Navigation Pilot Program” — Rosette Lu, Meera Bharat Nagaresheth, Jessica Moore, Monica Kundra, Lawren Mundy, and Karla E. Maguire.

“A Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program for Incoming Medical Students: Early Connectivity and Support for Student Success” — Maxwell Presser, Adam Swersky, Kelly Conley, Andrew Rezk, and Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D.
“Use of REDCAP and Medical Students to Facilitate Medical Affidavits for Asylum Seekers” — Mackenzie T. Jones, Yaa Abu, Helen Bermudez, Madeline Cohen, Kareem I. Eid, Wenxin Liu, Khushali Shah, Alfredo Valdivia, and Stephen Symes, M.D.

“Wellness Week: An Initiative to Prioritize Medical Student Wellbeing” — Camille Scott, Andrew Stine-Rowe, Meghan Grayce Janette, Madeline A. Cohen, and Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D.

“Medical Students as Teachers (MSAT): Facilitating the Development of Self-Regulated, Active Learning Among First-Year Medical Students” — Vedant Acharya, Christian Gonzalez, Mathew Mizrahi, Stefanie Pena, Priyanka Reddy, Elizabeth Akinsoji, Erik Dove, Carissa Patete, Kasra Sarhadi, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., and Adrian Reynolds, Ph.D.

“Medical Students as Teachers (MSAT): Improving First-Year Medical Education Through Evidence-Based Study Strategies” — Olivia Neumann, Frank Woo, Nadia Lise Fleurantin, Nisha Puri, Caralin Schneider, Annelise Sprau, Caroline Coughlin, Renuka Ramchandran, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., and Adrian Reynolds, Ph.D.