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Saria Sultan

Programming Coordinator

Saria is a third-year medical student at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, and she received her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Florida. When she was four years old, her family migrated to America from Pakistan, and she completed her high school in Canada. Haven lived, studied, and researched in multiple states. She was exposed to various individuals from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and upbringing.

She became an AMSA member in her first year of medical school. Apart from this, she also became president of another organization called APAMSA, which stands for Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Through that position, she was able to help organize diversity week in collaboration with other groups, hold educational workshops on normalizing certain cultural norms from those of different backgrounds. Through this, she slowly started to see the impact of what it means to speak up, celebrate, and educate about the differences presents amongst the diversity at her school. Through her position, with AMSA she hopes to highlight health disparities and cultural sensitives that have not shown the amount of light they may need. She believes that to be a great physician there are many key components that should be taken into account when assessing patients besides their clinical makeup. For when someone takes into account the entire image of a patient that is what separates one into a great physician and strike a change for the better.