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Shazia Mehmood, Drexel University Class of 2008

Shazia Mehmood, Drexel University Class of 2008, is off to Geneva this summer to take part in a highly competitive summer internship with the World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety. Upon receiving her Bachelors of Science in History & Political Science at Drexel, Shazia began her first year of medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. In December, she was selected as one of 20 graduate-level students nation-wide to enter the Duke School of Public Policy's Global Health Fellows Program. As a Duke Fellow, she received an internship with the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety, where she will research the policy changes that have occurred as a result of the Alliance’s Anti-Microbial Resistance program.

As a Drexel student, Shazia was President of the Drexel Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and now serves as a National Policy Coordinator for AMSA for the second year in a row. She attributes her interest in global health policy to her courses in the College of Arts and Sciences and her participation in such co-curricular programs as the Student Conference on Global Challenges.