Isaiah Cochran has served as a national leader in the American Medical Student Association for three years. He has held positions as Premedical Regional Director (2013-2014), Premedical Trustee (2014-2015), and Global Health Chair (2015-2016). This year he will serve as the Vice President of Membership on the Board of Trustees for AMSA. Isaiah has been a passionate leader through his years in AMSA and seeks to continue to open up opportunities for students. His number one goal for the year is to empower medical students, as well as premedical students by way of shedding more light on AMSA’s robust and progressive programming. With his previous AMSA experience Cochran hopes that he will be able to engage many members and help them carry out AMSA’s progressive voice.
Isaiah graduated from Waynesburg University in 2015 with a B.S. in biology. During his undergraduate years he had the opportunity to conduct research at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools. While he enjoys research, his passion is in community service. At the Boonshoft School of Medicine Isaiah has been involved in many service organizations. He happens to be a part of his medical schools international health program where he will have the opportunity do service after his first year, and during his fourth year in countries with less healthcare accessibility than the United States. During the summer of 2016 Isaiah will be going to the Peruvian Amazon where he and other Boonshoft medical students will help Peruvian medical professionals provide service to people who live on the Amazon River Basin.
In his free time Isaiah enjoys playing tennis. He played tennis during his undergraduate years on the varsity tennis team. Cochran also enjoys playing the piano, working out, and relaxing with friends in his free time. Isaiah is a passionate leader and cannot wait to take on the Vice President of Membership position for the 2016-2017 school year.