Published: Aug. 9, 2013

Medical student named to AMA Foundation Board of Directors

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Nicolas Fletcher was named to the American Medical Association Foundation Board of Directors.

As the student representative, Fletcher will ensure the organization successfully raises, stewards and administers funds for high-impact public health programs.

“The AMA Foundation will benefit greatly from Nicolas Fletcher’s insight into the current situation of medical school students,” said AMA Foundation President Edmond Cabbabe. “Our mission and programs are an excellent match for his interests and experience.”

Previously, Fletcher was an AMA Foundation student ambassador.

Fletcher’s AMA involvement includes serving as a member of the AMA’s Medical Student Section Minority Issues Committee, the MSS House Coordinating Committee, co-chair of the Michigan State University AMA Medical Student Section Chapter and the alternate delegate for Region V on the MSS to the AMA. He will be an intern with the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C., through the AMA Government Relations Internship Program.

Other leadership initiatives include serving as the current chair of the Michigan State Medical Society-Medical Student Section, past president and health and policy legislative advocacy officer for the MSU Student National Medical Association chapter, past-chair of the MSU-AMA section, and an associate scientist and research associate for several leading biotech companies.

In 2011, Fletcher was selected to receive the MSU Hazel Green Endowed Medical Scholarship for promoting cultural diversity by ensuring the presence of underrepresented groups in a variety of academic and professional settings.

Fletcher graduated with a bachelor’s in biology from Howard University in 2001. He is expected to graduate from MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2016. Fletcher’s future aspiration is to work in health advocacy and public advocacy, while pursuing a career as a surgeon.

College of Human Medicine student Nicolas Fletcher. Courtesy photo