Third-Year Student Elected as American Academy of Pediatrics Student Representative


Rebecca Webb, a third-year medical student at BUSM has been elected as an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Pediatric Trainees District 1 Medical Student Assistant District Representative for 2017-2018.

As a student representative for District 1, which includes all of the medical schools in the New England Area, Webb will have the opportunity to network with AAP leadership, attend the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, and make a difference in the lives of medical students, residents and fellowship trainees through the AAP resolution process. After a year serving as assistant representative, Webb will become the Medical Student District Representative for 2018-2019.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Webb received her undergraduate degree in psychology and Spanish and literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Following her passion for pediatric medicine within urban underserved populations at BUSM, Webb served on the leadership teams for the Pediatric Education and Development Society, the Child Health Advocacy Program and the Resources and Education for Adolescents and their Children Program. She is studying social determinants of health in low-income pediatric populations.

In her new role, Webb will focus on progressing the AAP’s advocacy campaign Access4Kids, which promotes the right to access healthcare for all children regardless of their healthcare needs.

“I was thrilled to learn of my election to this position,” Webb said. “I am grateful for the mentorship of Student Affairs Deans Angela Jackson and Arvin Garg, and for the opportunity to collaborate with some of BUSM’s incredibly talented and passionate students in pediatrics.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees provides opportunities and resources on advocacy, education, networking and leadership for medical student, resident and fellowship trainee members.