National President

Deborah V. Hall, M.D.


Deborah Hall is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is honored to serve as national president for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and is looking forward to an exciting year. Her goals for the year will include continuing to advance AMSA’s work on health care access, systems reform, and medical school curriculum. Her most important work will be continuing to grow AMSA’s network of student leaders, who are shaping health care and health education nationwide.

Deb’s journey with AMSA began when she attended an AMSA institute as a premedical member. That weekend introduced her to new friends and mentors and completely changed the trajectory of her educational pathway. During her years with AMSA she has started a new premedical chapter, served on and chaired AMSA committees and campaigns, and held several positions on the Board of Trustees. Each of these experiences has enriched her medical training in ways she could never have imagined.

Before becoming a full-time student, Deborah was a full-time mom and an advocate for families of children with disabilities. As an advocate, she helped families navigate service systems and work for policy reform. Patient advocacy is at the heart of what drives her career goals, and she is particularly focused on access to care for women, children, and underserved communities.

Deb lives in Washington, D.C. with her wife. (They met while they were both national leaders for AMSA!) When not working, Deb enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing yoga.