Brittani N. Hancock, DO Candidate
Brittani Hancock is currently a fourth year medical student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). She was raised in Ripley, WV and attended Marshall University where she majored in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. During her undergraduate career, Brittani developed a passion for pediatrics, and was highly involved in community service and outreach, which only made her love of serving children grow more. She volunteered with the Pediatric Entertainment Program and was a Neonatal Therapeutic Unit Cuddler at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Brittani went straight into medical school after completing her undergraduate degree, and her experiences with children continued to expand as she was elected Pediatrics Club President during her second year. With this role, she planned and organized the annual Kids Science Carnival, helped facilitate a blanket drive with Project Linus, and volunteered at Camp Hope. These experiences elucidated her desire to serve children of West Virginia.
After graduating medical school in May 2022, Brittani plans to enter a pediatric residency program. She believes that the Rural Community Health Scholars Program allowed her to learn more about serving rural areas. She plans to practice in West Virginia and provide care where it is needed most.