NPHC x Wave

Calling all High Schoolers!

Join us on March 20th from 3:00-5:30 pm EST / 12:00-2:30 pm PST for Shaping the Future of Healthcare, a collaborative event between the National Pre-Health Conference and Wave Learning Festival

Fionna F. Feller, MD

Our Keynote Event will be presented by Dr. Fionna Feller, an Internal Medicine resident at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She will be speaking on the topic "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Unity in Healthcare". Dr. Feller has worked in the COVID-19 ICU and General Internal Medicine wards at Mayo Clinic during COVID-19 surges and has seen first-hand how the pandemic has impacted patient-doctor and intra-professional relationships as well as the practice of medicine as a whole.

Rohini Nott

First-Year Medical Student

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Rohini Nott is currently a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is passionate about health advocacy, mentorship, and research. To that end, Rohini has gotten involved in the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project, Sling Health at UCLA (entrepreneurship), and health services research in pediatric oncology.

Amy Xia

Third-Year Nursing Student

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Amy Xia is currently a third-year nursing student in the University of Pennsylvania on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing track with a minor in Global Health. Over the course of her nursing student journey, she has developed a passion for oncology and mental health, and intends on becoming an oncology nurse post-graduation. Outside of classes, Amy interns with the nonprofit company Character Lab and is involved as an EMT with Penn’s Medical Emergency Response Team.

My name is Shruti Gajbhiye, and I am a first-year at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. I am currently involved in a group focusing on social equity and am interested in community and pediatric care.



Shruti Gajbhiye

First-Year Dental Student

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Sammy is a senior at Penn majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry and Chinese. She works in a translational autism research lab, as a STEM tutor, and as a figure skating coach, and volunteers with Special Olympics. She plans to work as a physician-researcher focused on better centering standards of care and medical education around a neurodiversity model. At Penn, she also serves as an EMT and Community Outreach Director for Penn’s Medical Emergency Response Team. In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating, running (sometimes), reading, and drinking copious amounts of coffee at any time of day.

Sammy Steemman

Fourth-Year Pre-Health Student

University of Pennsylvania