Medical Students for Life (MedSFL) is pleased to announce our 2013 MedSFL Summer Fellowship participants. This Fellowship was carefully selected through a competitive process taking applications from across the nation. Each fellow will participate in five week training by some of America’s leading bioethicists, clinicians, researchers, health economists, and legal experts. Their fellowship will commence on June 16th when they will participate in a week long intense medical ethics seminar at Princeton University. After their seminar is complete they will begin work on a medical ethics research project where they will prepare manuscripts and submit their work to journals. During the practicum portion of their fellowship they will extern with a physician in their field and volunteer their time at a medical pregnancy help organization. We are very pleased to present the next generation of pro-life doctors and leaders.
Ana Maria Dumitru- Dartmouth College
Ana is currently a second year student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where she is enrolled in the MD PhD program. At the end of this academic year, she will be breaking off from her class in order to pursue a PhD in biochemistry, hopefully studying different aspects of cell replication at the level of signaling and protein interactions. In the long run, she hopes to incorporate research into her medical practice, translating between basic science and patient interactions.
Jennifer Alyse Rumpf- Texas A&M College of Medicine
Jennifer will be attending Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine as a First Year Medical Student after graduating in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Mathematics with both University Honors and Foundation Honors distinctions. In her time as an undergraduate, Jennifer was involved in Pro-Life Aggies, serving as Secretary for two years and then as President. She and other strong Pro-Life leaders reestablished the group on campus as well as fundraised and awarded the first $1000 Pregnant and Parenting Student Scholarship. As a result of much shadowing and mentorship, it is evident that Jennifer’s passion lies within the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Brianna Wynne- Medical College of Wisconsin
Brianna Wynne is a 2009 graduate of Hope College, where she studied Chemistry and Spanish. She worked for a couple years, as a lab assistant for a pharmaceutical company and as a case manager for a non-profit organization, before she decided to continue her education. Brianna is currently a student at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dan Mosher- Western University of Health Sciences
Dan is a 1st year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. During his undergraduate degree he studied at Portland State University while working and volunteering at Oregon Health & Science University. Dan’s interest is in the area of Family Medicine with an emphasis on fitness and nutrition. Apart from studying medicine, Dan enjoys running, cycling, rock climbing, serving in his church and enjoying time with his wife.
Marissa Watson- University of Toledo College of Medicine
Marissa is a first year medical student at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. She is an Honors College and Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of Akron, where she was actively involved in numerous volunteer and service organizations in conjunction with her participation in several research projects. Now as a first year medical student, she continues to excel in her schoolwork and volunteers her time in many ways. She is an emergency department scribe who has the responsibilities of accompanying the physician into a patient’s room, documenting the patient’s chief complaint, and then typing such information into the patient’s electronic medical record. Additionally, she volunteers her time at various local clinics that provide free, comprehensive healthcare services to the uninsured.
Michael Brooks- Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael is a twenty‐two year old medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. He was born and lived in North Carolina for thirteen years, lived in Fairfax Virginia for 7 years, Blacksburg for 2 years, and now current resides in Richmond. Michael attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate education and earned a B.S in Biological sciences, along with Minors in Chemistry and History.
Jacob Sypher- Western University of Health Sciences
Jacob is a student at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest. He completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health at Brigham Young University where he participated in research studying the social determinants of health in the context of Utah’s population. He also served a two-year full-time mission in the Philippines and speaks fluent Tagalog. He is married and has two children. He has a recently discovered passion for women’s health and believes the solution too many social health issues is to strengthen families by bridging disparities among women.