Senior medical student earns post in national student organization

Fourth-year medical student M. Usman Ahmad was selected to represent the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) in the national position of vice chair to the American Medical Association Medical Student Section Committee on Legislation and Advocacy (COLA).

Ahmad, who is in MCOM’s SELECT program, joins COLA as one of three student leader members who work to maintain a network among medical schools for taking grassroots political action that advance student issues. The work includes campaigning at national meetings and working with elected officials at the local and national levels.

Photo courtesy of Usman Ahmad.

Ahmad began his 2018-19 term in July.

Ahmad has been active as medical student in policy since he began medical school in 2015 and has been involved in various roles with the Hillsborough County Medical Association (HCMA), the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Lehigh County Medical Society (LCMS), and the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), as well as the national AMA MSS.