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to medical school with the high hopes of starting
school in the Fall of 2020! I am very thankful
for the experience and support I gained from my
internship with BCMS.

Julia Crozier-Christy (2017)

Transgender Health Care and Public
Policy
After I graduated Magna Cum Laude from
Ursinus College with my B.A. in English
literature, I was hired to do independent
contracting work for the Tower Health
Communications department. My role there
mostly consists of writing for stories and
newsletters. I was also recently admitted to the
Creative Writing M.F.A. program at Adelphi
University. I started in August of 2019 and am
set to graduate in May of 2021. For me, the
internship was an incredible opportunity to
gain experience in a different field of writing,
to improve my research skills, and to diversify
my portfolio, all while pursuing a topic that I'm
passionate about.

Jerry Zhu (2018)

Health Determinants Beyond the
Exam Room
The Berks County Medical Society President's
Internship has made a tremendous impact on me.
Seeing first-hand effects of social determinants of
health has shown me the disparities in health and
made me realize the enormous need for physicians
to address the health care and social needs of
those most underserved in our community. As I
finish up my senior year at Cornell University and
prepare to enter the Icahn School of Medicine
at Mt. Sinai, NYC, I carry with me the passion
and drive of the community partners working to
address health disparities in Berks County.
My investigation of social determinants
of health brought me across the county from
downtown Reading to rural Robesonia. The
opportunities provided by BCMS in my scholarly
exploration were quite frankly incredible.
Working with organizations and community
leaders such as Dr. Baxter with the Reading
Hospital Family Medicine Department, Dr. Eve
Kimball with All About Children Pediatrics,
the Western Berks Free Clinic, Berks County
Community Foundation, Berks Community
Health Center, and of course Dr. Cairns, Mr.
Huckleberry, and the BCMS was a rare experience
exposing me to the multiple facets of medicine
and public health which I highly value. Their
support and mentorship for my project was
instrumental to my success and I am incredibly
grateful to the Berks County Medical Society for
providing me with this amazing opportunity.

BCms a l l i a n C E

B.C.M.S.A. Updates

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n behalf of the BCMSA, we hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing
summer. It is hard to believe that we are already about to begin the
BCMSA 2019-2020 year of events. This year we will be spotlighting our
philanthropy efforts by learning more about some of the organizations we support,
and how our money is helping their programs. Mark your calendars now for our
upcoming events:
Fall Meeting and New Member Welcome: September 24th
at 10:30 at Good Life Organics in Shillington
Fall Luncheon: October 24th at 11:30 at Gourmand Café
in Wyomissing
Fall Evening Social: November 5th at It's a Gift from
5pm-7pm. 20% of all sales will support F.R.E.E.
Holiday Brunch: December 10th at the home of Lisa Geyer
Spring General Meeting: March 11th at 9:30 at
Berks Community Health Clinic
Installation Luncheon: May 7th at 11:30 am at location TBD
In July the following students were selected as recipients of the Berks County
Medical Society Alliance Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year:
Jordan Kirlin: Attending Reading Hospital School of Sciences majoring in Nursing
Heather Vargas: Attending Reading Area Community College majoring in Nursing
Hannah Schultz: Attending Reading Hospital School of Sciences majoring in
Surgical Technology
Eric Dorn: Attending Alvernia University majoring in Health Care Sciences
Jacob Hiester: Attending Alvernia University majoring in Health Care Sciences
Kassandra Hoke: Attending Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences majoring
in Nursing
Mei Ling Rivera: Attending Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences majoring
in Nursing
Mia Corbacio: Attending Alvernia University majoring in Nursing
A huge thank you to Toni Calata, Sue Russo, and Mary Lou Wagner for
making our Scholarship program such a huge success!
Current members please look out for our initial BCMSA mailings which will
include the yearbook, membership form, fall meeting and luncheon invitations,
and fall evening social flyer. We hope that everyone renews their membership and
we encourage you to reach out to any potential new members and invite them to a
meeting. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a member or learning
more about the BCMSA, please reach out and contact me directly at president.
BCMSA@gmail.com.
Michelle Trayer, President, Berks County Medical Society Alliance
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