We are so happy that Daniel Imas and Kaylie Miller, students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have officially founded a chapter of Citizen Physicians! Now the fourth recognized medical school chapter, UMB joins Brown, Harvard, and University of Chicago as the medical schools spearheading the initiative to increase civic engagement among medical students across the country. If you are interested in starting a chapter of Citizen Physicians at your medical school, please contact us.
Daniel is a second year medical student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Originally from Bethesda, MD, he attended Rice University and majored in Chemistry. While in college, he volunteered for a local Houston campaign and served as an election clerk. His passions include equal access to healthcare and civil rights. He is excited to help keep medical students civically engaged by giving them more opportunities and resources to express their opinions to government officials, particularly those decisions impacting how they will practice medicine in the future. He hopes to share his love for public policy with those who have not previously had much exposure to it.
Kaylie grew up on a farm in Western Maryland with her parents and two older siblings. She studied biology and psychology at Northwestern University (class of 2014) and took some time off school after undergrad to do basic science research in Chicago. Currently, she is a 2nd year student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is hoping to involve her class in the political processes that will affect their future patients.