Sayeeda was accepted to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through the FlexMed Early Assurance Program. She double majored in Political Science and Human Rights at Macaulay Honors College at (CUNY) Hunter. Prior to attending Icahn, she taught health workshops to NYC high school students as a peer health educator.
While at Icahn, Sayeeda contributed to and led various student organizations, such as Human Rights and Social Justice Program, American Medical Women’s Association, Sinai Strong (powerlifting club), Muslim Students Association, Family Medicine Interest Group, and Admissions Committee. She strives for sexual and reproductive justice, which led her to volunteer locally as a Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) advocate and conduct research globally in Liberia on gender-based violence.
Sayeeda would like to thank her family, friends, Drs. Sharon Edwards, Ann-Gel Palermo, Lauren Linkowski, and the many faculty members at Sinai who have supported her through all the highs and lows of her medical school journey.
Sayeeda will graduate with her MD and MPH as a part of the dual degree program and continue her residency training in Family Medicine at Institute for Family Health - Harlem/Mount Sinai.