Group photo of 6 RAMP members
RAMP Scholars and RAMP Program Manager Linda Oseso at AMEC. L to R: Dr. Jasmine Robinson (Cohort 11), Linda Oseso, Ruth St Fort (Cohort 11 and 13), Dr. Aliah Fonteh (Cohort 10), Dr. John Chiosi (Cohort 1) and Dr. David Sanchez (Cohort 6).

The HVTN Research and Mentorship Program was represented at the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) in Hartford, Connecticut on April 5-9, 2023. AMEC is described as “the largest gathering of underrepresented minority medical and premedical students across the United States and the Caribbean … that gives attendees several days of innovative programming geared at preparing the next generation of physicians for successful careers in medicine”. This was the first time the program was represented at the conference, and it was great to meet current and future medical students and network with medical school programs to share more about RAMP. The RAMP program hosted a table in the Professional Exhibit Hall and hosted two workshops, one discussing the importance of minority physician led research and a panel with alumni and current RAMP scholars. We are excited about the students we were able to reach and are looking forward to attending the conference for years to come. 

Two women, Jasmin and Linda, standing at a table.
Jasmin Aina and Linda Oseso at the Professional Exhibit Hall RAMP Table.
Two RAMP scholars talking with attendees at the table.
RAMP Scholars Yamyo Monie (Cohort 12) and Ruth St. Fort (Cohort 11 and 13) speaking to conference attendees at the RAMP Exhibit Table at AMEC.
A group photo of the HVTN staff and current alumni scholars.
HVTN Staff and Current and Alumni Scholars after the RAMP Panel Workshop. L to R: Dr. John Chiosi (Cohort 1), Jasmin Aina (HVTN), Yamyo Monie (Cohort 12), Dr. Jasmine Robinson (Cohort 11), Linda Oseso (HVTN), Dr. Aliah Fonteh (Cohort 10), Tsion Andine (Cohort 10), Simisola Tani Olugbemi (Cohort 13) and Ruth St Fort (Cohort 11 and 13).