Meet Our 2023 Sarah Stewart Scholars

I was born in Egypt, and moved to the United States when I was seven. My experiences as a first-generation student and my family’s experiences as immigrants in the healthcare system have generated my passion for mentorship and health equity. I am incredibly grateful to be an MS1 at GUSOM. I would not be where I am without the help of countless mentors, starting with Mrs. Haselwood, my second-grade teacher, who would stay after school every day to tutor me and help me strengthen my English. One of my biggest goals as a medical student, and ultimately as a physician, is to be a mentor to other students striving to join the medical community. We need more diversity of thought and experiences in medicine, and I would be honored to be part of that effort. As a part of GUSOM, I get the unique experience of learning about health inequalities and injustices in the healthcare system from various individuals such as GUSOM faculty, field experts, and community members who share their experiences as part of our intersessions. What I appreciate and get most excited about is the fact that we do not just listen to discussions regarding these issues but are provided with resources and actionable practices that we can start implementing as medical students to speak up against these injustices. Additionally, we get the opportunity to join tracks such as the Justice Health Scholar track. As a part of this track, we get to collaborate with legal and policy advocates to learn how to use law and policy as tools to improve individual health and wellbeing, transform the systems used to deliver healthcare, and advance health equity!