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Yohko Murakami, 3rd year Med Student, awarded the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

Yokko Murakami

Yohko was one of five students awarded the prestigous national scholarship at the AAMC National Meeting held in Boston during the first week of November. This award is given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded.

Her work includes being a Patient Advocate and Community Resource Director at the Pacific Free Clinic, a leader and researcher for SUMMA and identifying health care inequalities at the San Francisco General Hospital.

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