Rebecca Hasley is a rising MS4 at Drexel University College of Medicine from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree as an Art History major at Columbia University, during which time she spent many an early morning out on the Harlem River as Captain of the women’s rowing team. After graduating, she turned her attention towards medicine, pursuing a Post-baccalaureate clinical research fellowship on HIV/AIDS at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. Rebecca was a dedicated and productive researcher for several years before returning to her home state of Pennsylvania to enroll at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she was subsequently introduced to the AMSA family.
Rebecca joined AMSA as a first year student and was elected president of her school’s AMSA Chapter during her second year. Under her leadership, the Drexel AMSA Chapter increased its local presence by facilitating a mentorship program between multiple local chapters and initiating new community collaborations with local hospitals. Additionally, she personally acted as the Drexel chapter representative for AMSA House of Delegates, helping to structure national policies and goals during the annual meeting. Rebecca currently looks forward to advancing AMSA’s national goals as Region 1 Director by increasing AMSA’s membership and dedication to meaningful action throughout the medical community.
Kamini Doobay is a fourth year MD/MSCR student at Icahn School of Medicine (ISMMS) at Mount Sinai. She grew up in Queens, New York and became very involved in service, advocacy and social justice initiatives in her community from a very young age. While in medical school, Kamini co-founded ISMMS’ chapter of Doctors for America (DFA) and spearheaded its partnership with East Harlem community-based organizations to raise awareness and evaluate the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act in East Harlem. She is now on the state board for DFA.
Kamini also spearheaded the formation of the NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System, a city-wide DOH-supported coalition of more than 25 member organizations. During a scholarly year between her 3rd and 4th years of medical school, she has been conducting her Masters thesis research on vitamin D deficiency and sickle cell disease. In addition, she has been actively involved in the Coming Home Program (a comprehensive clinic that serves formerly incarcerated patients) as co-facilitator of a substance use relapse prevention group. She has strong interests in the role of spirituality in wellness.
Throughout her life, Kamini has been instrumental in connecting and starting conversations between people and organizations. As Region 1 Medical Director for AMSA, she is excited to work with and learn from her fellow medical students to inspire innovation, creativity and change in areas where they are needed.
Anup Bhattacharya is a rising third-year medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior and Economics in 2013. As a medical student, he has been very actively involved with his school and community and has served in leadership positions as the Co-Chair of the Honor Board, President of his local AMSA chapter, and as a brand ambassador for Kaplan Medical. Upon graduation from medical school, Anup intends to pursue a residency in radiology. In his free time, Anup enjoys playing sports and rooting for his hometown Philadelphia sports teams.