Medical student chosen as global health fellow

Alexis Strahan

Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) second-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) student Alexis Strahan was recently selected as an Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellow by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

The two-year fellowship is awarded to only four AMWA student members each year.

“The AMWA Anne C. Carter Fellowship Award selection of MUSM student Alexis Strahan is a wonderful recognition of an incredibly talented young woman,” said Jean R. Sumner, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. “Alexis has committed her life and work to those in the most need. Her goals, desire to serve others and concern for those who need care reflect the mission of the Mercer University School of Medicine. Alexis is a deserving recipient of this important award.”

The fellowship program’s first year includes curriculum, mentorship and planning of a local service project, while the second year focuses on in-depth planning and preparation for an international service-learning trip. Throughout the two-year fellowship, selected students also serve on the AMWA Global Health Committee.

Strahan previously earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in kinesiology from Mississippi State University and Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) from Vanderbilt University. She practiced as an FNP prior to enrolling in MUSM.

Her interests include global health, underserved medicine and interprofessional teamwork.

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