The Ohio State University
After founding the Partnership for Ongoing Developmental, Educational, and Medical Outreach Services (PODEMOS), an initiative to provide medical services to underserved communities, Matthew Imm (Med 4) received the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award.
Throughout medical school, Imm has cultivated his interest in diminishing inequities in global health care. In his first year at Ohio State, he founded PODEMOS and started working in Honduras. His initiative has grown to serve patients with chronic deseases including diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. After four years, PODEMOS has provided care for about 2,000 people.