The AMA recently held elections for its Board of Trustees. Medical students and physicians representing various medical societies voted in the elections that saw a Georgetown University medical student elected the youngest trustee on the board.
Georgetown University senior Omar Z. Maniya was among those elected. He had previously served two years on the association’s Council on Long Range Planning, where he was involved in conceptualizing new health-care delivery models, information technology tools, and new trends in medical education.
Maniya stated he was honored to be elected trustee of an association that has tirelessly strived to better the lives of patients and physicians. Being the youngest board member, he looked forward to bringing a new perspective to the changing health care sector.
The AMA Board of Trustees’ mission is to promote good public health and the science of medicine.