Katie Buckman Wins 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award
On Tuesday, April 23, PNWU OMS II Katie Buckman was presented with the 2019 United States Public Health Service's Excellence in Public Health Award.
The award is presented to medical students who are involved in public health issues in their communities and who increase awareness of the U.S. Public Health Service’s mission to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of the nation.
Since arriving at PNWU, Buckman has ceaselessly committed herself to improving the health and wellbeing of others. In just two years, despite the demands of medical school, she has helped to organize public health-related events, including “What Matters in the End” week, a weeklong series that highlights the importance end-of-life care planning, volunteers regularly at YUGM, and was a major part of fundraising efforts that helped the YUGM clinic raise the funds necessary to continue serving our community.
As a second-year medical student just beginning her journey, with years of remarkable selflessness ahead, it's easy to imagine the remarkable impact student's like Buckman will go on to have in the communities they serve.