Kevin L Anderson, Jr B.S., DiverseMedicine Advisory Committee member and Liaison to the Student National Medical Association, is a third year MD/MHSc candidate at Duke University School of Medicine. Kevin serves as the National Pre-Medical Board Member and Chair of the National Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) Committee of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). In this position he oversees thirty regional and national officers and over one hundred and thirty MAPS chapters across the United States. His specific focus is to provide an array of academic resources and community service opportunities to undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in health care.
Kevin is from Louisville, KY and obtained his B.S. degree from Morehouse College in 2011 with a major in Biology. Following graduation, Kevin took a year off before entering medical school to study at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as an NIH funded post-baccalaureate fellow.
Outside the realm of pursuing an academic medical career, Kevin’s main interest lies in encouraging and assisting students in matriculating into and out of medical school with the hopes of diversifying the health care field. With his work on the campus of Duke University as a Board of Trustees Subcommittee member for two years, a member of the Graduate and Professional Student Council Executive Committee, and the Duke School of Medicine Admissions Committee, Kevin has been able to assist in changing the medical school curriculum, designing a new Master’s in Biomedical Sciences program, and in matriculating one of the most diverse medical school classes in the country.