Each year, AMS awards the Student Leadership Award to a medical student in good standing who is in the first, second, or third year of medical school. This student embodies the values of the medical profession through leadership, service, excellence, integrity, and ethical behavior, and also encourages other students to be community servants and/or political activists in addition to being dedicated students.
This year’s award recipient is UAMS student Anusha Majagi, who received the award at the UAMS Virtual White Coat Ceremony on August 6, 2021. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Majagi completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a minor in psychology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is an MD/MPH student in the College of Medicine and College of Public Health at UAMS.
During her time at UAMS, Majagi has found ways to engage the community by establishing the UAMS branch of Walk with a Doc, a program promoting health and physical activity between physicians, students, and the local community. She has also been a dedicated volunteer at the 12th Street Health and Wellness community clinic, where she was recently elected to their executive board as director of volunteer training, and she also serves as a rural student ambassador, collaborating with the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine to create opportunities for medical students to gain more experience to rural medicine in Arkansas.
After medical school graduation in May 2022, Majagi will be applying to Internal Medicine residencies this fall and her future goals include working in a primary care setting to manage and reduce chronic conditions by providing coordinated patient-centered care.