Kimberly Forney is honored to serve a second term as Premedical Trustee of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Kimberly graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in 2010, with a BS in Biology and Psychology with Public Health and English Minors. During her undergraduate years, she served on her local AMSA chapter’s executive board for three years. Serving first as the chapter’s Event Coordinator and then as the chapter President for two years. Prior to serving on the Board of Trustees, Kimberly served two years on the National Premedical Board of Regional Directors as a Premedical Regional Director (PRD) for Region V.
As an undergraduate student, Kimberly volunteered at a community health clinic that focused on Hispanic patients and bridging the cultural gap. Kimberly assisted in Spanish-English translation and facilitated a health education program for patients with diabetes. This work and her time with AMSA have helped shape her healthcare interests, which include providing quality healthcare in underserved communities and giving a voice to the underserved through political activism.
During her first year as Premedical Trustee, Kimberly focused on membership recruitment and engagement. Kimberly is proud to have been instrumental in, not only the recruitment of nearly 4,000 new premedical members, but also in drafting a resolution and lobbying for premedical representation in the House of Delegates. The passage of this resolution, which has gone before the House of Delegates for several years, is a great accomplishment for the premedical students of the American Medical Student Association. Kimberly is excited for the year to come and the new opportunities for the premedical caucus to get involved with the organizations policy making body.
Kimberly recently relocated to Rochester, NY with her husband & young son. Kimberly is a registered yoga teacher, who loves holistic living and traveling. Kimberly looks forward to returning to coursework in her path to medical school.