BU med student receives Tom’s Doctors

(Boston)—Bita Naimi, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), received a $10,000 Physicians of Tomorrow Fellowship from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. Sscholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need.

Naimi is an Iranian-American from Northern California. She is currently in her research year in Philadelphia in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University. His research focuses on rhinology (nose and sinuses) and skull base surgery and is currently working on a phase 2 clinical trial treating loss of smell after COVID-19.

Enrolled in the seven-year BA/MD program in Liberal Arts/Medical Education at Boston University, Naimi is passionate about addressing health care disparities in minority and underserved populations, and is involved in several initiatives at BUSM and with national organizations that deal with this issue. In her spare time, she enjoys making art and music, and spending time outdoors.

The AMA Foundation has a long tradition of supporting medical students. Since 1950, they have awarded more than $61 million in scholarships. With 12 scholarship categories and a variety of focus areas, including serving those underrepresented in medicine, the AMA Foundation strives to recognize a diverse cohort of medical students each year.

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