Two Local Med Students Form Human Rights Center
October 13, 2017
|Two second-year medical students, Rebecca E. Alschuler and Musaub Khan, have received the Phelps Leadership Award, given annually by the Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program. Started in 2011, the award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership, primary care, and service to their communities.Alschuler and Khan founded the New York Medical College Center for Human Rights to serve as an umbrella organization for local initiatives fostering human rights. The first project is a free, student-led medical clinic for underserved patients, particularly asylum-seekers. The pair were inspired to start the clinic after visiting a similar one at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
NYMC Student: Rebecca E. Alschuler and Musaub Khan, School of Medicine Class of 2020
Source: Tarrytown Patch