, a fourth-year student at the University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM), began her health policy internship with AACOM on January 23, 2017.
During her time as AACOM’s spring Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI), Harika will focus her research efforts on the future of graduate medical education, especially on the evolution and success of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program.
Harika earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree from The Ohio State University. She has served as vice president of the UP-KYCOM Student Government Association and as a student delegate of the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates. Harika recently matched into an AOA-accredited obstetrics and gynecology program at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, OH. Along with being an advocate for medical students, Harika has a passion for public health and women’s health care needs.
In her free time, Harika loves exploring the many museums of Washington, DC, and is enjoying the different foods the city has to offer! Her internship will continue through March 17, 2017. You can read about Harika’s internship experiences on the OHPI Blog.