Mrs. Farrukh is a Pakistani-American student aspiring to practice as an internist and eventually a cardiologist. Having graduated with high honors from high school, Fiza is the recipient of the Robert Gillespie Reid Memorial Scholarship and the University of Toronto Scholars Program. She has always immersed herself in the healthcare field; she worked and volunteered regularly at the Canadian Blood Services and Janeway Children’s Hospital over the course of several years, and, as of now, strives to increase her volunteerism and advocacy. She strives to enter the public health sector one day, and, in particular, is keen on understanding the gaps between US healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Fiza also has a particular interest in medical education.
She began her medical career at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in Karachi, Pakistan: she is now a sixth and final year medical student completing her clinical rotations through Medical University of Silesia (MUS) in the US. During her theory years she became a member and Tutoring Advisor for her local AMSA Chapter and subsequently, her Chapter’s President. She later worked with AMSA National as International Membership Director from 2019 – 2021. Fiza also worked as Education Lead for the Science Innovation Union’s Katowice Chapter, an Oxford University based non-profit that tries to bridge the gap between academia, industry and governments to build a new generation of bio-entrepreneurs.
In the past three years, she has set up a successful tutoring program for international students, personally tutored in physiology and anatomy, and set up many educational and clinical workshops for her fellow students. Now as International Trustee, she looks forward to becoming a better physician and coordinator whilst learning more about public health, global health and medical administration to ultimately provide better access health care to those in her home-countries, USA and Pakistan.
She hopes her personal multicultural, aspirations and academic experience can further AMSA’s advocacy on the international level.