More than 200 gathered in D.C. in July to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program. The event honored those who created the program and the people who continue to contribute to its success.
Three years ago, Ayaz Virji, MD (C’96, M’00), moved with his family to Dawson, a small town in western Minnesota, to pursue his interest in practicing rural health.
OB in OK
Obstetrician and gynecologist Kate Arnold, MD (M’13), has been named an assistant professor and associate residency program director for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She provides general obstetric/ gynecologic care and has a specific interest in inclusiveness, working with pediatric, adolescent, LGBTQ patients, and individuals with gender fluidity. After Georgetown, Arnold completed her OB/GYN residency at the OU College of Medicine.
Leading Diversity and Equity at SIU
In June, Southern Illinois University Medicine named Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD (M’98), its new associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion. El-Amin is an associate professor of family and community medicine and medical education. Her mission is aimed at fostering community partnerships, enhancing the cultural competence of medical students, faculty, and staff, and creating more opportunities for K-12 students to find their passion for medicine.