MSUCHM Student Appointed to National Editorial Advisory Board

Oct. 18, 2021 - Julie Ngo, a student in the class of 2023 at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, has been appointed to serve a one-year term as student representative to the Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board. Her term began on Sept. 1 and will conclude Aug. 31, 2022.

Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care. Published in print and online six times a year, the journal seeks to identify and address important questions in health and the provision of patient-centered, prioritized, high-quality healthcare. It publishes original research, methodology and theory, as well as essays from reflective clinicians, patients, families, communities, and policymakers.

The Editorial Advisory Board consists of leaders in primary care, primary care research, healthcare, and health and medical education.

As a medical student, Julie's involvement in Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's Leadership in Michigan for the Underserved Program has provided her the opportunity to be a better advocate by assisting in behavioral health and primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders. Prior to medical school, Julie served as president of a non-profit student-run free clinic.

Julie, a first-generation Vietnamese American, intends to use her education and voice to advocate for healthcare as a fundamental right. As a resident of Flint, Michigan, she has seen firsthand that underserved and under-resourced communities need more representation at the grassroots and policy levels, and she is passionate about advocating for healthcare access and equity.

“I am honored to be selected for this position. As a first-generation medical student and first of my family to pursue higher education, I look forward to paving the way for those who will take these steps after me. I am very excited to be a bridge between medicine and research for the underserved and underrepresented communities,” said Julie.

Medical students and family medicine residents interested in serving in a national leadership position such as this can click here to learn more. American Academy of Family Medicine highly values the contributions made by family medicine residents and medical students and recognizes the importance of training future leaders in medicine.