UTHSC Student Selected to Academy Board of Directors

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Fourth-year medical student, Eddie J. Turner, has been selected as a student member of the American Academy of Family Physicians board of directors.

Fourth-year medical student, Eddie J. Turner, has been selected as a student member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) board of directors. The AAFP represents more than 94,300 physicians, residents and medical students nationally.

As a student member of the AAFP Board of Directors, he is responsible for representing the interests and opinions of the National Congress of Student Members to the board and the Congress of Delegates.

Turner has been involved in the AAFP as a student representative to the Commission on Legislation and Governmental Affairs and served as a student member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine board of directors. He also represented the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) as a student delegate to their board of directors.

Turner was the 2002 recipient of the National Medical Association Family Practice Section’s Minority Medical Student Initiative Scholarship. In 2001, he received the Minority Scholarship from the National Conference of Family Practice Residents and Medical Students.

Turner is founder and director of the LeMoyne-Owen College Health Professions Mentorship Program, which is designed to mentor students interested in entering medical school. He also served as a biology and natural science teacher for the Upward Bound after-school program for high school students.