Candida Marie Camacho Damian

About Me
Candida Marie Camacho Damian
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Candida Marie Camacho Damian

Candida came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from nursing school, where she graduated with her RN, BSN. Before attending Icahn, Candida completed her postbaccalaureate studies in premedical sciences at Columbia University. She entered the MD program in 2020.

While at Icahn, Candida participated in leadership activities through Mount Sinai’s Student Council, serving as class representative during her first- and fourth-years, and as a URiSM Representative on the Student Council steering committee. She also was a student leader in Practice Enhancement, Engagement, Resilience, and Support (PEERS) and Community, [self]- Awareness, Resilience, Embracing support, Self-care (CIRCLES), which are medical student-led initiatives that provide mentorship and support to students with a particular emphasis on wellness. Additionally, she is committed to mentoring underrepresented and first-generation students aspiring to be future physicians, serving as a mentor in the First-generation Scholars Mentorship program and the Medical Discovery of Careers (MedDOCS) program.

Candida would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering love and support and the many faculty members at Sinai for their support and encouragement throughout her medical school journey.

Candida will graduate with her MD degree and continue her residency training in Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry Triple Board program at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.

Candida Marie Camacho Damian is receiving the:

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Dr. M. Ralph Kaufman Psychiatry Prize

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award