In the fourth year, residents are designated co-chiefs to develop leadership, and to support growth and innovations within the program.
QI & Public Health Chief
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Bilaal grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California. He attended UC Berkeley for undergrad where he majored in public health with a concentration in infectious diseases. He continued pursuing his public health education earning an MPH in Epidemiology and International Health from Boston University after which he worked on international HIV/AIDS programs based out of Washington, DC. After a couple years in DC and a good amount of international work travel he wanted to do more hands-on clinical work and decided it was time to go to medical school.
University of Colorado School of MedicineAbout Amy:
Amy claims the southwest (western Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) as home. As an undergraduate at Harvard College, she sang in choir, majored in Social Studies, and wrote a thesis about Peruvian political parties. She then moved to Lima, where she worked for Partners in Health before returning home to Colorado for medical school. During medical school, she spent a year as a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow in rural Tugela Ferry, South Africa. When not in the hospital, Amy can be found in Rocky Mountain National Park, roasting local vegetables with her awesome housemates, or reading novels about faraway places. After residency, Amy hopes to work to improve patient-centered healthcare delivery for communities affected by HIV and tuberculosis.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Jessica grew up in a small town in northwest NC before fulfilling her dream of becoming a Tarheel and completing undergrad and medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill. Because of her rural background, she has a specific interest in under-served populations and spent time in medical school working at a mobile clinic in a refugee community. In addition to learning medicine and cheering on the Heels in Chapel Hill, she worked in an immunology lab and spent many weekends in the NC mountains. After finally experiencing a national championship on Franklin Street, it was time to experience something new so she moved to the land of rockier mountains with her husband, Joe. In her free time, you can find her running through a local park, hiking or climbing with her husband, or enjoying one of the many awesome restaurants in Denver. Hopefully soon you will find her doing all three with a new pup!
University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineAbout Jennifer:
Jennifer was born in Montreal, Canada, but moved to Tampa, Florida at the age of 6. After high school, she decided to stay in Tampa, where she completed the seven year accelerated BS/MD program at the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!). During that time, she did research in organic chemistry and developed an interest in medical education. She would like to be an academic combined medicine-pediatric hospitalist. Jennifer is a self-described nerd who loves Harry Potter and comic books. She enjoys boardgames, movies, and reading fiction.