Meet the Physicians-in-Training Committee Members

December 15, 2020

Meet the Physicians-in-Training Committee Members

Natalie Weiss (Chair)
Natalie Weiss is an fourth-year MD/MBA candidate at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and hopeful future Otolaryngologist. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, she obtained her BA in Music from Emory University, which led to work as a professional vocalist. Her unconventional background has taught her the value of diversity of thought within her field. She aims to similarly broaden the horizons of physicians-in-training in her community, beginning with development of the SMA’s Physicians-in-Training Leadership Working Group (SMA PIT). She believes that it is vital to teach rising physicians about all aspects of medicine, including the business of medicine, applications of novel tech, lessening of barriers to care, and use of evidence-based best practices.

Dantwan Smith (Senior Advisor)
Dantwan Smith, MD, MBA, MS is a 3rd Year Internal Medicine Resident at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS and is currently applying into Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. He is excited to be serving this year as the Co-Chair for the Southern Medical Association Physicians-In-Training Leadership Working Group. He has a passion to promote excellence and achievement in every aspect of life. Dr. Smith has a wealth of experience in community service, non-profit organizations, mentorship, and health education.

Rebecca Fabian (Mentorship & Networking)
Rebecca Fabian is a General Surgery PGY1 at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is excited to be serving as this year's Mentorship and Networking chair, as she believes being able to connect with all different kinds of people makes this field so rewarding. As the Tulane University School of Medicine Alumni Council Class Liaison, she has seen first-hand how rewarding these relationships can be. When not in the hospital or at school working, you will likely find Rebecca outside - running throughout town, in one of the city's many parks, or out exploring new places!

Christine McEvoy (Communications)
Christine McEvoy is a fourth year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She is passionate about finding solutions at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and government. Christine loves to explore nature as a life long distance runner and has a personal goal to visit all 50 state capitol buildings. As Communications Chair, she is excited to connect with students across the region about medical education, the broad impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, and cultural humility.

Julie Yi (Personal Development & Wellness)
Julie Yi is a 4th year student at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is currently applying to dermatology residency. She served as president of the Women's Health Club at her school and is on the editorial boards of several national medical student journals. She also enjoys mentoring high school students in her local community. As part of the personal development and wellness group, she looks forward to helping create a supportive trainee community and exploring topics on personal health and education.

Isabella Dreyfuss (Research & Development)
Biography to follow.