Priya Kantesaria is a fourth-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Priya graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, where she completed her bachelors in Genetics with minors in public health and health & society. At NJMS, Priya has focused on improving healthcare at a variety of levels. Priya has a passion for legislative advocacy. As an active member of the American Medical Association, Priya serves as the Committee on Long Range Planning Vice Chair where she works on studies & programming related to medical student debt & burnout. She serves as the NJ delegate to the House of Delegates where she represents NJ medical students. As the AAMC-OSR Northeast Legislative Chair, she focuses on developing the relationship between student-led advocacy and medical school administration. At her institution, she increases student access to pre-clinical resources by running academic support for first years and developing curriculum to teach students bleeding control. She active in the fight against sexual harassment & domestic violence through her work with the Title IX committee & the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. She believes strongly in preparing the next generation of physicians and has created curriculum for the Mini-Med School. As a future physician, she hopes to encourage physicians and patients to be active and empowered members in healthcare, whether that be through legislative action or everyday clinical care.

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