Taree Chadwick, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 129,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Chadwick was elected to a one-year term by the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and was confirmed by the governing body of the AAFP, the Congress of Delegates.
As the student member of the board of directors, Chadwick represents the interests and opinions of the National Congress of Student Members to the AAFP board of directors and Congress of Delegates. In addition, she advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
Throughout medical school, Chadwick has pursued leadership roles with the AAFP, including serving in the National Congress of Student Members, reference committees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, the AAFP Commission on Education and as a National Family Medicine Interest Group coordinator. Additionally, she serves as a student board member for the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians and the Nevada Gender Clinic.
Chadwick earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Nevada State College and is working toward her medical degree at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.