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Rebecca Lawrence

International Membership Director

Rebecca is a third-year medical student at All Saints University, College of Medicine of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She obtained her International Baccalaureate Diploma from the UAE. She also has certifications from the University of Washington, Department of Global Health in the areas of Research in Global Health and Leadership and Management in Health. During her preclinical years in St. Vincent, Rebecca volunteered enormously for outreaches conducted by the World Pediatric Project in providing social and practical support to vulnerable children.

Rebecca also kickstarted the Teddy Bear Hospital Project in St. Vincent, which are monthly workshops held at primary schools to curb out the fear of children towards doctors referred to as the White Coat syndrome. These workshops were carried out to help children understand the roles and responsibility of doctors in a playful and comfortable environment. This activity also enables other medical students to develop soft clinical skills in the area of caring for children.

Rebecca first got involved with the AMSA community when she started medical school. Since then, she has embraced AMSA’s culture of being agents of change and advocating for rising public health disparities that affect her local community. Besides AMSA, she also loves working with youth and is passionate about educating adolescents on health and wellness. She has contributed immensely in scaling the knowledge and practices of youth in the area of sexual and reproductive health in the form of school-led advocacy and research.

Rebecca is truly excited to serve as the International Membership Director to introduce more students worldwide to AMSA National and help them realize how joining the AMSA community will amplify their medical education and career moving forward.