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Supreet Chahal, MBBS and Henna Sawhney, MBBS

Supreet Chahal, MBBS and Henna Sawhney, MBBS
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Supreet Chahal is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College of Manipal University. She is one of the co-founders of the American Society of Physicians (ASP), a non-profit organization committed to reversing the physician shortage and promoting patient well being. She currently serves as an executive board member for ASP.

Supreet grew up in California and knew at an early age her purpose in life is to serve others. Staying true to her calling, she pursued Medicine and worked to provide care in underserved populations in India. She is currently a hopeful residency candidate. Upon completion of residency, Supreet plans to join Doctors Without Borders to serve communities across the globe.

Her other interests lie in creating art focused on building awareness and welcoming open dialogue. She is also a member of Kaur Creative, a community that unites and empowers South Asian women and mentors teen girls. Supreet believes in doing things with purpose and brings that principle into her writing.

Henna Sawhney is a graduate of St. George's University of London Medical Program. She currently works as a clinical research coordinator at UCSF. She is one of the co-founders and executive board members of the American Society of Physicians (ASP), a non-profit organization committed to reversing the physician shortage and promoting patient well being.

Henna is a California native and has a B.A. in Gender and Women Studies from UC Berkeley which influenced her passion to address disparities in health and medicine. While in medical school, she participated in free mobile clinics providing care to rural and underserved communities in Cyprus and continued these efforts as a volunteer with Remote Area Medical and migrant clinics. Her background in policy and clinical research have afforded her diverse opportunities to identify, address, and provide solutions to disparities in healthcare and clinical practice.

She is a Residency hopeful and plans to continue advocating for the promotion of patient and physician well being through education and sustainable policy change.

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Does the US Have a Physician Shortage or a Physician Training Shortage?

The number of medical school graduates greatly exceeds the number of 1st-year residency positions. There's a serious physician training shortage in the US.