Jack Rutledge Legislative Director
American Medical Student Association
Farheen Qurashi is a fifth-year student at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine's six- year combined degree program, where she is earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctorate of Medicine. She is originally from Arlington, Texas.
Qurashi became interested in health policy affairs through AMSA. She first served as a local chapter legislative representative, where she worked to bring policy programming to the chapter level. She was soon voted president of her chapter, where she concentrated on bringing health policy, global health, and PharmFree programming to her chapter.
Qurashi is a 2006 Fellow of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, a Missouri program for women pursuing careers in public affairs. She recently served as Region VIII Co-Director, helping chapters with recruitment and programming.Through these experiences, she found AMSA to be the foundation for her values as a future physician and leader.
Qurashi has worked as a grassroots organizer for a single-payer organization in Kansas City and the Save Darfur movement. She served as executive co-director of the Sojourner Health Clinic, UMKC’s free health clinic. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
Qurashi continues her work with AMSA’s global health and AIDS advocacy, health disparities, equity and access, and medical education.