Megan Gaines

August 9, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster

I am excited and grateful to be a part of the class of 2025 at UVA!  I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland where I majored in Psychology and Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology and Physiology as well as minored in Humanities, Health, and Medicine.  After graduating in 2020, I spent a year as an AmeriCorps member working with The Literacy Lab.  Through this organization, I was able to work one on one with students in a Title 1 school to improve their literacy skills and work to bring them up to grade level.  I am very dedicated to community service and am excited to join the Charlottesville community.  As a member of the Generalist Scholars Program here at UVA, I am interested in the primary care field, potentially in pediatrics or family medicine.  I hope to continue to be able to educate and integrate the social determinants of health and community factors into my future practice of medicine.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying out new restaurants in Charlottesville, hiking, and exploring new places!