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The Student Leader: Michael Walls, DO, MPH

Updated: Feb 5

Michael is the National President of AMSA and a recent graduate of Touro University, California. He joined AMSA in 2014 as a premed at Cal Poly SLO and first got involved nationally on the Health Policy Team in 2017. Michael was drawn to AMSA because of its dedication to creating physician-leaders and for its long history of advocacy, not just for future physicians, but for its dedication to creating equitable access to healthcare for patients. Michael has strong personal interests in healthcare access, medical education reform, treating substance use disorder, and making change through systemic policy change. He will be applying for Emergency Medicine Residency this year. He is currently living in Connecticut and enjoys rock climbing, home-brewing beer, and hiking with his fiancé and two dogs.

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Dr. Walls’ Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Continue to enjoy your life.

Number 2: Don’t second guess yourself.

Connect with Dr. Walls

Website: Email: Twitter: @mijwalls

Notable quotes from Dr. Walls’ interview:

[We are] continuing to build back a community of medical students.
Our biggest priority has been around reproductive health.
We are doing a lot of patient-focused advocacy, but also trying to keep up with advocating for medical students as well.
Whatever we decide is what AMSA stands for.

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