Eunice Choe, second-year med student at Upstate, elected student delegate for Medical Society of the State of New York
Eunice Choe, a second-year medical student at Upstate Medical University, has been elected as a 2021 medical student delegate for the Medical Society of the State of New York. Choe is one of seven students elected to a post at the fall meeting and the first in 6 years from Upstate to serve as delegate.
Choe, a native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., serves as president of Upstate’s student chapter of the American Medical Association/Medical Society of the State of New York. In her student leadership role at Upstate, Choe is eager for students be well-equipped to advocate for their patients and practices in the future. Her advocacy work on behalf of patients is highlighted in her work with the Syracuse University law students and the Onondaga County Medical Society.
"I'm honored to represent the Medical Student Section at the 2021 MSSNY House of Delegates,” Choe said. “In this role, I hope to learn how organized medicine works at the state level. That knowledge will inform how my classmates and I write healthcare resolutions and prepare students to be active in future medical societies. It is a privilege to learn how physician leaders and medical students work together to address the health concerns of our state.”
Choe is also active in the Rural Medical Scholars Program, the Christian Medical Fellowship and participating in volunteer activities with the Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement. Her current specialty interests are geriatrics and preventive medicine
Prior to attending medical school, Choe served with AmeriCorps VISTA and worked to secure more than $700,000 for grants to development various programs for a rural behavioral health program.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 2017 with majors in biology and health: science, society and policy.