Jordan E. K. Hitchens, OMS IV, is an osteopathic medical student at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She is currently rotating at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
An advocate for osteopathic medical students, Hitchens is now an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees for the national Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and served as a Health Disparities Director for the 2015-2016 national SOMA. As Health Disparities Director, Hitchens offered several workshops to SOMA members covering topics such as reducing stigma relating to patient care and health care delivery issues in the LGBT community. She also was involved in the opening of the student-run Campbell University Community Care Clinic that serves Harnett County, North Carolina. Hitchens has been published in The DO online magazine as well as the Journal of Student-Run Free Clinics.
After college, Hitchens worked as a research specialist at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, D.C, where she assisted with HIV research project. She also worked as a medical assistant at Metro Immediate and Primary Care, also in Washington, D.C.
Hitchens received her bachelor’s degree in international relations and minored in African and African-American studies from University of California, Davis, where she spent her junior year abroad in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies.