Member of the Snyder Laboratory
Teaching Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics for PEDS 220: COVID-19 Elective

Honors & Awards

  • Translational Research and Applied Medicine Scholar, Department of Medicine, Stanford Medical School (September 2021 - July 2022)
  • Elected Sophomore Class President, Stanford University (September 2021 - June 2022)
  • Elected Junior Class President, Stanford University (September 2022 - June 2023)

All Publications

  • Applying Kern's Six Steps to the Development of a Community-Engaged, Just-in-Time, Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Curriculum. Journal of medical education and curricular development Scala, J. J., Braun, N. J., Shamardani, K., Rashes, E. R., Wang, W., Mediratta, R. P. 2022; 9: 23821205221096370


    Universities and medical schools often work towards operationalizing their shared mission of facilitating community-engaged work independently. Based on their experience teaching the COVID-19 Elective course at Stanford University School of Medicine, the authors proposed a novel solution for universities and medical schools to achieve an interdisciplinary collaboration within a diverse student population by creating targeted, project-based, and community-engaged courses for addressing emergent health needs. In this article, the authors discuss their curriculum, which was created using Kern's six-step approach for curriculum development, to address emergent health needs related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The curriculum provides an opportunity for universities and medical schools to advance community health, educate students across the medical and non-medical education continuum, and foster interdisciplinary cooperation.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/23821205221096370

    View details for PubMedID 35509682

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC9058336