2013-2014 WIMS WIMS Executive Council

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Meredith Metcalf - President

4th Year Medical Student

I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN and was an Economics major at Duke University before coming to medical school. My academic interest is urology, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the future will take me. WIMS has become an invaluable resource for me at UTHSC, and I'm excited about all the events we have planned for this year. My free time is filled running, baking, watching Duke basketball, and volunteering at Clinica Esperanza. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to get involved in WIMS!

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Christina Nenon – Vice President/President Elect

3rd year Medical Student

I am from Memphis, TN and attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans. Although I am still deciding on what residency I would like to do, I am interested in pediatrics, genetics, and internal medicine. Through WIMS, I have met professional women from many different fields who have helped me narrow my interests and guide my career decisions. Outside of school, I enjoy running, cooking, reading, practicing yoga, playing soccer, and spending time with friends. Let me know if you have any questions about WIMS!

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Samantha Alley - Secretary

3rd Year Medical Student

I'm from Kingsport, TN where I was born and raised. I graduated from Emory & Henry College with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. I am currently interested in pediatrics and pursuing that career path. My non-academic interests include spending quality time with friends and family, volunteering when I have free time, watching movies, hiking, watching football, reading, and baking.

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Elizabeth Lane - Treasurer

2nd year Medical Student

I was born and raised in North Florida, outside of Jacksonville. I received a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, with a concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, from Georgetown University. I am considering a future in OB/GYN and enjoy filling my free time with traveling, yoga, bike rides, and classical ballet. As a new medical student at UTHSC, I was drawn to WIMS because of its mission to provide a supportive female community and outlet for all women embarking on a career in the health sciences. I was also drawn to WIMS's emphasis on finding a strong female role model to act as a source of encouragement and inspiration throughout one's medical education.

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Marissa Mencio - Marketing Director

4th Year Medical Student

I am from Nashville TN, where my mom dad and older sister still live. I graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with a Cognitive Studies major and a Spanish minor. Now through my third year of medical school, I am excited to say that I will be pursuing a residency in general surgery and I cannot wait for this year to unfold! I have been a part of WIMS since my first year of Medical school when the organization was truly in its infancy. I have loved being a part of this unique organization and watching it grow and mature every year. Outside of the hospital I love to read, watch movies and drink Dunkin Donuts iced coconut coffee.

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Maritza Aitken - Alumni Council Liaison

4th year Medical Student

I was born in Chicago, but was raised in Hattiesburg, MS, which I call home. I received a BA in Neuroscience and German from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MHS in Biochemistry, with emphasis in Reproductive Biology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health the following year. I am very interested in women’s health and preventative medicine, but have not yet committed to a specialty. I enjoy cooking, running, and when I have time, volunteering at Clinica Esperanza. I love food, so all my favorite spots in Memphis are delicious restaurants, especially Vietnamese or Korean. The Levitt Shell and the Orpheum are just a couple of my favorite places in this awesome city.

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Kate Rampon - Logistics Coordinator

2nd year Medical Student

I grew up in Abilene, Texas. I have a BS in Biochemistry from Abilene Christian University. My career interests are still undecided. I am very interested in medical missions and will most likely pursue something within the realm of primary care. Before coming to medical school, I spent a year working as a clinic assistant at the Church Health Center which opened my eyes to the world of domestic medical missions. My non-medical interests include reading, travelling, exercising, and relaxing with my cat, Carbie. Through WIMS, I have gotten to know many faculty on both professional and personal levels. They are incredibly open-minded and provide great support and advice.

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Julie Worthington - Chattanooga Representative

4th year Medical Student

I am from Memphis, TN but since the start of M3 year have resided in Chattanooga where my family, minus my sister currently live. I received a BS in Math from Samford University, and my MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham. I plan on doing general surgery. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing my trombone in my church orchestra, cross-stitching and watching basketball and baseball games.

WIMS Advisors

Dr. Susan Brewer
Assistant Dean for Medical Education, College of Medicine

Diane Harris
Admissions Coordinator, College of Medicine

Dr. Dianna Johnson
Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology,
College of Medicine


Dr. Vicki Park
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Preventative Medicine,
College of Medicine


Dr. Suzanne Satterfield
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine,
College of Medicine



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