Thomas is a third-year medical student at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Central Florida native, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Molecular and Microbiology. Prior to medical school, he worked for four years as a massage therapist and two years as an emergency medicine scribe. A combination of his hands-on experience and medical exposure while scribing is where his passion to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine began. Thomas first discovered AMSA during his OMS-I year where he became intrigued by all of the community service opportunities his AMSA chapter had to offer. As an OMS-II, he took a more active role in his AMSA chapter by becoming the Director of Community Outreach. His proudest achievements while serving in that capacity were helping to sponsor 150 children during a Christmas toy drive, and developing a service opportunity that allowed members to serve as role models to underprivileged children.
In attendance at the 2017 AMSA National Convention, Thomas became reinvigorated with a sense of hope that indeed, even in today’s harsh political climate, access to health care is a right worth fighting for. As an AMSA member, he feels his voice is empowered and he has the chance to make an impact in shaping the future of health care policy. As the Regional Director for Region 3, he will work to help increase membership in order to create a stronger collective voice alongside his medical student peers.
Caleb is a third-year medical student attending the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from Missouri State University as an alumni of Phi Gamma Delta with a B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology. As an undergraduate, he performed research on Hurler’s Syndrome and the detection of thromboembolism using aptamer-based nanoconjugates. Originally from St. Louis, Caleb enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends/family, and learning the intricacies of the medical world.
In medical school, Caleb serves as an Anatomy TA, Student Ambassador, and Director of SimLympics for his local AMSA Chapter. As Director of SimLympics, he works closely with the president of his local AMSA Chapter to direct the “March Madness-Like Competition” with teams of medical students competing against each other to save the patient in a life-threatening scenario. In addition, Caleb spent three weeks volunteering at Bomu Medical Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, last year, providing medical services to those in need. As Medical Regional Director for Region 3, he strives to facilitate the growth of others, inspire new leaders, and provide positive change to the AMSA community.