Amnersa Turulja, DONampa Program
Class of 2024
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
I was born in Germany, but my family and I moved to the U.S. from Eastern Europe in 2002 via the complex refugee system. I spent the rest of my childhood growing up in Boise, Idaho. I got my bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in Human Biology. After my bachelor’s degree, I was fortunate to get to spend some time traveling prior to going to medical school, while also working on a master’s degree. I went to medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington, where I did my first two years doing classwork in Yakima and got to do my clinical rotations back in Idaho.
I enjoy traveling this beautiful world, being outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, and spending time with those I love. I am ecstatic that I get to continue my training in a community that I adore and that was such a large part of my upbringing!