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Leader Spotlight: Danielle Kelvas

Leader Spotlight: Danielle Kelvas


Read about how AMSA’s Chair of Global Health Danielle Kelvas got started with AMSA, and what she’s focusing on now as a National Leader.
MD Candidate Class of 2018
Focus: Emergency Medicine
National Chair of Global Health

When did you join AMSA?
2015

AMSA Leadership Experience

I coordinated the global health scholars course with my colleague Nilofar H.

Why did you join AMSA?

AMSA empowers students to find their voice. In the past, the community revered doctors and looked to them for guidance. In our current system, doctors have lost the ability to advocate for patients, because other identities make decisions for us. It’s time to show doctors, early in their training, how to advocate again.

Why did you become an AMSA leader?

They only way to become a strong leader is to surround yourself with the same!

What is your Favorite AMSA Moment?

When my colleague and I received glowing reviews from our GH course, I felt overjoyed to know that I’d helped bolster my students’ careers.

What advice would you give to current & future AMSA leaders?

Stay humble and open minded, travel often, and never wish away your vacation time.

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