Moppins Begins Term on National USMLE Panel

Bryanna Moppins, a fourth-year student at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, has been selected to serve on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Medical Student & Resident Advisory Panel

The USMLE Medical Student & Resident Advisory Panel is a 15-member panel composed of students and residents from across the United States.

The panel serves in an advisory capacity to the USMLE program and is charged to:

  1. assist USMLE staff in working through operational issues directly impacting the examinee experience of the exam
  2. serve as an additional voice and resource to inform more substantive policy questions from or before the USMLE Management and Composite Committees
  3. serve as informal ambassadors of the USMLE program

The USMLE was looking for nominations from across the nation to serve on the panel, and the Medical Partnership’s Campus Associate Dean for Student & Multicultural Affairs, Dr. John Francis, threw Moppins’s name into the mix.

“They were looking for medical students who have exemplified professionalism and are well-respected by fellow students and faculty. Dr. Francis was kind enough to nominate me,” said Moppins. “I accepted his nomination because I am passionate about medical education and my goal as a physician is to promote healthcare through education and community outreach.”

Moppins’s two-year term will be from June 2021 – June 2023, and they are currently doing meetings virtually.

“This panel will allow me to have a voice to impact how the USMLE creates policies that directly affect examinee experiences. Also, it is an excellent opportunity to meet and form connections with other doctors also interested in shaping policies to better serve our medical community,” said Moppins.

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