Blake is a fourth-year medical student at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Originally from Charlotte, NC, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Biology. He then attended Wake Forest University where he obtained his Master’s in Bioethics and received the Most Outstanding Thesis Award for his thesis work on the EMT Code of Ethics. He also completed VCU’s graduate post baccalaureate health sciences program. He has experience as an EMT, an EMS instructor, a Kaplan MCAT Instructor, and as an ophthalmology tech. In medical school, he served as an Anatomy TA, the Student Government Association Director of Community Outreach, and an e-board member of the Internal Medicine Interest Group. He has also participated in DO Day on the Hill and AMSA Advocacy day in Washington, DC. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball, and all things North Carolina sports. Blake likes to learn about cells and cytokines as much as the next medical student, but he is truly passionate about medical ethics and the importance of the impact of medical humanities on patient care. Having the privilege to learn how to heal the sick and improve their lives is an incredible opportunity, but for Blake, it’s not simply about taking care of patients, it’s about how we take care of patients and how we learn to do that that matters most. He is looking forward to working with AMSA members in the southeast to help create future doctors that practice medicine both competently and compassionately.