Diana Huang is a 4th year medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. She grew up in Pittsburgh and attended undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in neuroscience and bioengineering. Between undergrad and medical school, she completed the professional massage therapy program at Cortiva Institute in Seattle and became nationally certified in massage therapy. Through interacting with a diverse group of classmates at massage school, she realized the widely varying experiences (positive and negative) that people can have with the American healthcare system, and became inspired to pursue leadership opportunities in medical school that could help her make healthcare better.
Her work with AMSA has been one of the most fulfilling parts of her medical school journey. Though she was an AMSA member in undergrad, she did not realize the true potential of AMSA until several months into medical school when she attended the AMSA Patient Safety Symposium. There, she learned not only the basics of patient safety from leaders in the field, but also the AMSA philosophy that students have the power and the responsibility to lead and make change happen. Since then, she had attended more than 15 national AMSA institutes, leadership trainings, scholars programs, and conferences, and served as national Patient Safety coordinator and Trainee Wellness and Professionalism Chair. She is honored to be serving on the Board of Trustees in her final year of medical school as Vice President for Program Development, to help spread AMSA values by championing the same programming that has inspired her and prepared her lead.
Her other current involvements include: president of the Student/Resident section of the American College of Medical Quality, chair of the Medical Student Section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, student delegate from Pennsylvania of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and elected honor board member at her medical school. When she does have spare time, she enjoys sleeping, spending time with family, reading, listening to podcasts, and going on long walks. She plans to apply for a residency in family medicine this upcoming year.