University of Florida
Nirja Shah is an MD student at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Since her participation in the Choosing Wisely STARS program in 2021, she has focused on promoting high value care in medical education. She holds an executive board position in Student Alliance for Value Education (SAVE), a national medical-student driven initiative that provides over 1000 medical students with access to high value care education and resources. At her medical school, she worked with colleagues, clerkship directors, and social workers to develop community resource guides for medical students to utilize during their clinical rotations, in order to better address barriers of care for patients with high social needs. She also co-founded the High Value Care Case Competition in partnership with the University of Florida Equal Access Clinic, one of the largest student-run free health care clinics in the nation.