Leading For Tomorrow – Danielle Ward

The problems of today will be solved by the leaders of tomorrow.  At DiverseMedicine, we believe it is important to encourage leadership among the next generation of physicians.  This month, we would like to feature one of our very own, Ms. Danielle Ward!  A smart, strong, single mother, who is conquering medical school…and more!
Danielle is currently a second year medical student attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus. She received her BS degree in biochemistry (minor in chemistry) from Louisiana State University in 2009, and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Saint Joseph’s online graduate program in 2013. Immediately after completing her undergraduate degree, Danielle took on a position as a full-time research associate at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine where she worked for four years.  In addition to being a full-time medical student, Danielle balances her time as a single mother to her 9- year-old daughter, serves as the 2015-2016 National Osteopathic Schools Co-Chair for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), volunteers as a GA-PCOM Student Ambassador, and most fitting for her role as DiverseMedicine’s Director of Articles & Blogs, she actively maintains her personal blog “Aspiring Minority Doctor” as a way to document her journey through medical school in addition to offering tips/advice to current pre-medical students on similar paths. She has also been featured on Accepted.com, Medical School Headquarters, and in the JSNMA MAPS Minutes Fall 2014 edition.
Danielle is extremely passionate about increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities in medical schools across the nation, inspiring younger generations to become future leaders, and being a part of the overall movement to address health disparities across the nation. She credits the Student National Medical Association, as well as many amazing mentors, to her own success of gaining acceptance into medical school, and is always looking for ways to give back!
Please, join us in congratulating Ms. Danielle Ward for her accomplishments thus far and encouraging her on her continued path to success!