As a first generation African American, Patricia Egwuatu, OMS IV has experienced firsthand the need to improve minority health care in the U.S. after family members immigrated here.
She always wanted to be a physician and Egwuatu is already making a significant impact on her journey to realize her dream. She served as the Health Disparities Director for SOMA, overseeing programs that bring cultural awareness to the disparity in health care for US minorities and was selected by AACOM to be one of three Health Policy interns this summer in Washington, DC.
Student Doctor Egwuatu founded the PWNU chapter for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Yakima Health Equity Forum, aiming to open dialogue in the school and community concerning inequities in health care delivery in underserved minority populations.
Egwuatu also volunteers at the Tender Years Academy Center for minority children and parents providing health education programs and is working on the publication Cervical Cancer in Africa to address the importance of research and advances in women’s health.
Because of her many accomplishments and potential to improve the health of minority populations, it is with great pride that the American Osteopathic Foundation awards Patricia I. Egwuatu, OMS IV, with the William G Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship.
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