Revising Life’s To Do List: A Personal Story of Transitioning Out of Medical School (Alicia DiGiammarino & Patricia Mejia)
Using Alicia‘s story of transitioning out of medical school due to an invisible disability as a backdrop, Alicia DiGiammarino and Pat Mejia will lead participants to 1) brainstorm responses to common scenarios encountered in medical school and 2) draft their own, personal mission statements.
Alicia DiGiammarino was a medical student at UCSD School of Medicine before she transitioned out to pursue a Masters in Behavioral Health. She has ten years of experience in health education and curriculum design and is currently the Education Manager for the Year Two Practice of Medicine course at Stanford University. She will be joined by Patricia Mejia.
Patricia Mejia is the Program Manager for Practice Coaching and Training at the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care. Pat has over 25 years’ of experience working with and learning from underserved communities as a case manager and trainer. She is passionate about health equity and access to quality health care, particularly for people with chronic health conditions and disabilities.