Jacqueline O’Neill – Chair
Jacqueline O’Neill is in her third year of medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She started out in AMSA as a PreMed and became the local chapter President. Jacqueline found inspiration and motivation with her AMSA colleagues in working together to better medicine and celebrate our journeys together. She joined as an AMSA National Leader and stepped in as the head of the IFMSA Advisory Committee. Working with IFMSA, Jacqueline has led AMSA students to meetings in Macedonia and Malta and has had the privilege of meeting and working with medical students from across the world. She has a love of traveling and exploring different cultures, which is what makes IFMSA the best place for her within AMSA. She hopes to share some of these global experiences with as many of her AMSA colleagues as possible.
Ricky Cui – Vice Chair
Ricky Cui is a third year medical student studying at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He was born in China and attended Bowdoin College, where he attained a B.A. with high honors and magna cum laude in Economics. He began his humanitarian work in high school with Habitat for Humanity. During his commute from Quito to Santo Domingo, he witnessed extreme poverty and a clear disparity in health care between the city and rural regions. This formative experience drove him to continue humanitarian work both in the US and abroad. In 2014, he traveled to San Marcos, Nicaragua, with Global Brigades and Mayo Clinic physicians to provide basic health care for people in the village and was later awarded the Harry Hoffman II Humanitarian Student Clerkship to travel to the poorest neighborhood in London to study innovative efforts of reducing disparities within health care. He is passionate about eliminating health disparities and is excited to work with AMSA and IFMSA to tackle challenges on a global scale.
Nicole Zambolla – Advisor for SCOME/SCORP
Nicole Zambolla is a medical student of the 2018 class of Medical University of Lublin, English Division in Lublin, Poland. She received her B.A. in Design at the University of California, Davis and then enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles to complete her premedical education. Highly influenced by both her Korean and Italian descent, Nicole is passionate about bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medical ideologies and expanding her cultural awareness. As a coordinator for IFMSA, Nicole has organized SelfCare Workshops to help relieve accumulated stress in medical students and has engaged her peers in conversation about Integrative Medicine through Medical Cinema Meetings. In addition to having completed AMSA’s Integrative Medicine Scholar’s Program 2016, she hopes to encourage more students to connect and learn outside the classroom walls.
Adegbemisola Khadijat Aregbe – Advisor for SCORA/SCOPH
Adegbemisola Aregbe, also known by her middle name Khadijat, is a junior pre-medical undergraduate student in the department of Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University. She transferred from Kings College University in London, where she lived for over 5 years, to complete a degree in Microbiology and Chemistry before furthering on to a medical school in the United States.
Prior to her arrival at East Tennessee State University, she worked in Alliance Hospital Abuja Nigeria as a Clinical Assistant and Sanitation supervisor for a few months, gaining a deeper interest for a career in medicine especially to return back to her country in order to make a change in its health care system.
Adegbemisola is currently an Honors-in- Discipline student in Microbiology department. She works as a tutor and a mentor at the Student Support Services TRIO program and is also a BEST mentor at ETSU; she tutors sciences with Chemistry being her favourite course to tutor. More to this, she has taken other roles in organisation which she enjoys being a part of; she is the treasurer of the ETSU Gospel choir, the Public Relations chairperson of the American Medical Students Association and a Senator for the Student Government Association. She is also currently the Vice President of Shades of Africa Organization at ETSU and enjoys being very involved and very busy with her campus life.
Although, her desire is to pursue a career in medicine, she has developed a very strong interest for public health, especially when it comes female health. She has often witnessed the discrimination that women face and the miseducation given due to either religious or cultural beliefs and has now gained interests for active interventions of such. As a result, the vision statement of IFMSA SCORA/SCOPH became of strong interest to her where she knows that she can now work towards “a world where every individual is empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights equally, free from stigma and discrimination.”