The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has endorsed and strongly supports the appointment of Anna Askari to serve as American Academy of Family Physicians student representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Student Section.
Ms. Askari has been a member of the AAFP and the OAFP since she began medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, (OSUCOM) in 2014. In 2015, she served as Ohio’s student alternate delegate to the National Conference of Family Mnedicine Residents and Medical Students. In 2016, she was selected to receive a medical student scholarship to attend the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Congressional Conference in Washington, DC, where she joined the Ohio delegation in making Capitol Hill visits and providing a medical student perspective on federal legislation.
At the state level, Ms. Askari is a familiar face at the OAFP. Most recently she served as a student trustee on the OAFP Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently a member of the OAFP Advocacy Commission.
Ms. Askari served as OSUCOM Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) president from 2014-15. As president of her FMIG chapter, Ms. Askari coordinated monthly meetings for 60 members, oversaw a board of seven members who arranged diabetes screenings at free clinics, volunteered at a mobile health clinic, organized two procedural workshops, published a quarterly newsletter, and raised funds for the organization. She also managed the pre-med initiative which included a session of mock interviews for pre-med students at OSU. Under Ms. Askari’s leadership, her chapter was one of 10 chapters from across the nation chosen as an AAFP FMIG Program of Excellence.
Congratulations on your nomination and good luck, Ms. Askari!