Jan 24, 2014

USD med student named Carter Global Health Fellow by AMWA

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Martha Holstein, a second year medical student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2013-15 Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellow by the American Medical Women’s Associations (AMWA).

The Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that offers four AMWA medical student members the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the practice of international medicine during their medical education. Fellows spend their first year engaging in peer mentoring, and educational meetings to support them during the implementation of their local global health projects. The second year is focused on preparing the fellows to engage in an international service-learning experience.

“We are very impressed with this year’s cohort as each student brings their own unique perspective and creative approach to improving global health,” said Judy Gbadebo, AMWA Global Health National Chair. “Not only are these outstanding fellows dedicated to addressing international health needs, they continually serve as role models within their respective communities, promoting empowerment of women in the field of medicine.”

Additional Carter Global Health Fellows named this year are from the Duke University School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, and the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. Holstein, a native of Fairfax, S.D., is currently interested in primary care with an interest in decreasing the health disparities among populations in her home state and around the world. She received her B.S. degree in biology from South Dakota State University. Between the Sanford School of Medicine and SDSU, Holstein studied Type 1 Diabetes in the Sanford Project as a research assistant and lab manager.

AMWA is an organization which functions at the local, national and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. For more information about the Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellows, please go to www.amwa-doc.org/students/initiatives/global-health.

About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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