On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome medical students from the University of GeorgeTown to speak about the COVID19 crisis and their initiative MedSupply Drive. A national collaborative effort across 42 states and expanding internationally, they’ve gathered a coalition of community members to give back. To hear more listen to this episode of a movement never seen before. For more information contact them at http://www.medsupplydrive.org
“Having had in-person classes and clerkships postponed, they responded to the crisis by creating an initiative with others in their class: MED SUPPLY DRIVE. Their project works to gather #PPE as well as other useful items. Med Supply drive has been instrumental in helping numerous HCP’s in America and abroad in the United Kingdom receive the weapons they need to fight on the frontlines.”– Peer Med Podcast
“To bring together a coalition of health professionals, researchers, lab workers, health science workers, students, artists, teachers and other interested individuals to organize systems for mobilizing supplies and getting them to hospitals in dire need.”
“To bring together a coalition of health professionals, researchers, lab workers, health science workers, students, artists, teachers and other interested individuals to organize systems for mobilizing supplies and getting them to hospitals in dire need.”– Med Supply Drive
Adaah Sayyed is a rising third year at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Co-Director of MedSupplyDrive as well as the National Logistics and Regional Coordinator Director. Since her clerkship has been postponed, she is now based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Besides MSD, Adaah is also involved in Physicians for Human Rights, does quality improvement research for a Multiple Sclerosis clinic at MedStar Georgetown, and is involved in advocacy efforts in Washington, DC. If you ever need any coffee shop recommendations, follow Adaah on Instagram @adaahs. For more advocacy content, follow her on Twitter @adaahss.
Zuby is a New York born and raised first generation medical student attending Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Co-Founder and Outreach, Communications and Media Coordinator at MedSupplyDrive. She is involved with Physicians for Human Rights, health and social justice advocacy, and Generation I, an organization connecting first generation students with mentors and opportunities. Additionally, she participates in breast imaging and medical education research at MedStar Georgetown and GUSOM. Zuby is a recent convert to mindfulness meditation, and her hobbies include cooking and photography, which she shares on Instagram, @craniocaudal. For medical student and healthcare advocacy related content, visit her Twitter @craniocaudal.
“As the world grapples with the pandemic, Med Supply Drive is one such initiative that has stood up to provide #PPE and equipment for HCPs. Their number 1 priority is keeping hospital staff safe so they can continue their life-saving duty keeping patients as well as our community healthy”– Peer Med Podcast
For More from Med Supply Drive or to volunteer check out their website.