Alumni (Scholar)

Jessica Simmons

Maryland Jefferson Scholar
Annapolis, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (1997)
M.D. Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine (2002)
Professional Sectors:
Healthcare Services


Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity, Save Our Streams coordinator, Red Cross Blood Drive coordinator; Madison House, Medical Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit director, Charlottesville Free Clinic director and outstanding volunteer efforts recognition; Students for Environmental Action, Environmental Education Committee; Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society; Learning Needs and Evaluation Center volunteer; Virginia Discovery Museum, environmental education volunteer; Mountain Lake Biological Station; Outdoor Recreation Center, backpacking/hiking coordinator, rental staff; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; Echols Interdisciplinary/Biology/History

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