Background & Bio
Vickie is a rising 2nd-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine with an anticipated May 2025 graduation date. She is a student in the Population Health Scholar Track that aims to provide students with foundational population health knowledge and research skills which will enable them to approach clinical care with a broader understanding of the determinants of health.
Previously, Vickie has worked as a Research Assistant and/or Clinical Research Assistant in four different departments/labs at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She got her Bachelor of Science in Public Health Studies and Applied Mathematics & Statistics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). While in undergrad, Vickie volunteered as a tutor for the JHU Tutorial Project where she provided academic support to elementary students from Baltimore City Public Schools twice a week and served as a board member of the JHU Dance Marathon that raises funds for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Child Life program.
Based on her experiences, you may think that Vickie was destined to head into the health field. As a child, Vickie actually had dreams of becoming an ESPN anchor; as an adolescent, she wanted to be a floor trader on Wall Street; and as a young adult, she wanted to be a research biostatistician before finding her calling to medicine. As of now, Vickie is interested in going into pediatrics (unsure of what specialty within pediatrics). She is very passionate about addressing patients with a holistic approach (medical + social determinants of health) and strongly believes that medicine with a public health focus is essential for health equity.
My Current Work
Vickie works on AMCHP’s early childhood collaboration project to better understand the role of health care systems/providers as partners in early childhood coordinated intake and referral systems.
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Health equity, social determinants of health, statistics, and the best places to eat in DC!