Pittsburgh Organization of 
Health Professional Students

     We're a coalition of medical students from Pittsburgh moved to help our colleagues on the clinical frontlines. We are from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, LECOM, PCOM, Drexel School of Medicine, Temple School of Medicine and Geisenger Commonwealth School of Medicine. From all of us, thank you for your interest in donating to protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pittsburgh Organization of Health Professionals does not represent, nor is it affiliated with, any school, hospital system, or program at which our members are enrolled. 

Here are some of things we've accomplished so far!  

  • Made phone calls to solicit donations of PPE from Pittsburgh local businesses

  • Assisted with ACMS with PPE buying research by speaking directly with suppliers and coordinating with other medical student group COVID groups

  • Assisted ACMS/PPE Connect PGH with ethical framework for PPE request ranking, ranked requests from community physicians and first responders

  • Assisted PPE Connect with PPE donation pick-up and distribution

  • Assisted PPE Connect and ACMS with social media efforts 

  • Facilitated monetary donations to ACMS COVID-Relief Fund totaling approximately $1600 

  • Assisted ACMS in N95 drive through mask fitting for local physician members, residents and medical students

  • Provided child care services for healthcare workers for UPMC

  • Coordinated food box pick-up for Allegheny Health Network

  • Shared clinically tested face shield designs with PPE connect and University of Pittsburgh 3D printing lab

  • Teamed up with Harvard Medical School Students to make a map of COVID data for over 1200 counties in the US 

Leadership team

Kelly Nicol

Kelly Nicol, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabeth Sever

Elizabeth Sever, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lauren Lin

Lauren Lin, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Thomas N

Thomas Nguyen, LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dana Bacharach

Dana Bacharach, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Arnab Ray

Arnab Ray, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


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Thomas N

Thomas Nguyen, LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine