Mariya Kalashnikova

Mariya Kalashnikova

By Jon Nalick

Keck School of Medicine of USC student Mariya Kalashnikova has been selected as the sole medical student representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) executive board.

The AAMC is governed by a 17-member board of directors, which manages the affairs of the association by providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and generative thinking.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs Donna Elliott said, “The Keck School of Medicine is honored to have one of our students, Mariya Kalashnikova, selected to serve … [she] will be the voice of all U.S. medical students and have a role in influencing medical education and health care policy on a national level.”

Kalashnikova has served as the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) class of 2014 representative and also served more recently as the Western Regional OSR chair.

She is also a Dean’s Research Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year and will join the class of 2015 next summer.