I’m thrilled today to announce that Citizen Physicians is growing! Less than one year after our inception, we are adding our first new medical school chapter: Harvard Medical School (HMS).
Andreas Mitchell, a third year medical student at HMS will be laying the foundation for a new chapter of Citizen Physicians as the chapter’s inaugural president. We are thrilled to welcome him and his classmates to the Citizen Physicians community and look forward to the programming they will begin implementing next academic year.
“It's exciting to join Citizen Physicians in the early stages of what I believe will become a much larger movement to engage medical professionals in their communities. We look forward to extending the great work done by Citizen Physicians at Brown to promote civic engagement at HMS and grow the regional community of civically active students and physicians. Our patients' health, as well as our own, is affected by policy decisions that are happening before our eyes. With the new Citizen Physicians chapter, we look forward to exploring and acting on the responsibilities that come with this reality.”
I’m also proud to announce that Brown’s chapter of Citizen Physicians has recently transitioned leadership to extraordinary first year students! Shayla Minteer and Yao Liu will be leading Citizen Physicians programming at Brown as co-presidents. Alan Siero and James Tanch will be leading resource development and our online presence. Margie Thorson and Noah Lubin will be leading our outreach and engagement initiatives.
I am both appreciate for and inspired by all of the passionate future doctors who are stepping up to better our healthcare community through individual civic engagement.
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Aaron Shapiro, Founder and Executive Director