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Programming Coordinator

August 21, 2019

Karimah is a rising third-year medical student. In addition to pursing her MD, she is also completing a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care. Karimah grew up in Atlantic City, NJ, and earned her undergraduate degree from William Paterson University. Karimah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Math and Science with a concentration in Biology, and a minor in Public Health. Karimah was WPU’s recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” as well as the only student to receive the “Woman of Vision Award” in 2014. While in medical school, Karimah served as Events Coordinator for her local AMSA chapter for four consecutive terms. Karimah and her local AMSA chapter found a way to locate resources to provide primary prevention, health care education, and health screenings to the community free of charge. Through monthly community health fairs, she was able to witness the importance of community health, the prevalence of health disparities, and the importance of health education. These experiences fueled her passion for wanting to contribute to community health and social determinants of health on a larger scale. With the help of her fellow local chapter executive board members, she worked meticulously to foster professionalism, effective communication, organization, and personal development. Karimah is very excited to remain on the National Leadership Team as REACH Programming Coordinator. Karimah served as Medical Regional Director for Region I for the 2018-2019 AMSA year. She is now excited and blessed to be able to raise awareness about the health disparities that exist amongst the health care field.