Newsmaker: Jay R. Bronder
Noteworthy: Bronder was recently elected as the representative to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates — the organization's primary policy-making body — for the region encompassing medical schools in West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.
Residence: Huntington, W.Va..; originally from Monroeville
Family: Father, James, mother, Marie, and brother, Beau
Background: After earning his Master of Business Administration, Bronder worked as a pharmaceutical company representative in Baltimore, where he frequently interacted with doctors and became interested in a career in medicine. At Marshall University, he joined the Medical Student Section of the AMA, representing his school's interests in policy discussions with the organization.
Education: Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, Penn State, 2002; MBA, University of Maryland, 2008; currently a second-year medical student at Marshall
Quote: “There's so much changing in medicine. Doctors and students should really have a say in it.”