Cynthia Ciccotelli, a fourth-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pennsylvania, serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. Ciccotelli was elected to a one-year term by the National Conference of Medical Students and was confirmed by the governing body of the AAFP, the Congress of Delegates.
As the student member of the board of directors, Ciccotelli represents the interests and opinions of the National Conference of Students 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.
Ciccotelli has taken on leadership roles throughout her medical school career. She was appointed to serve as the 2019-2020 student representative to the AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice. In addition, Ciccotelli was student assembly chair to the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and served as a student member on the PAFP Board of Directors. She brings a strong background of leadership experience, having served twice as her medical school class president and as a peer mentor and student admissions ambassador for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Ciccotelli has also served her community in many roles, including as a middle and high school programming volunteer for the Regional Academy for Careers in Health-Higher Education (REACH-HEI) Program and as middle school programming volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, Ciccotelli has spent time volunteering at Williamsburg Landing Continuing Care Retirement Community and the Lackey Free Clinic in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Ciccotelli earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in biochemistry from the The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in 2016. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and is currently working toward her medical degree at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Colorado State University Global Campus.