Praveena Selvaduray

UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Praveena Selvaduray began her training at San Diego City College then continued on to UC San Diego where she earned her BS in Molecular Biology. She continued her education at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she earned a Ph.D. in Immunology.  Desiring more of a connection to people, Praveena redirect her career towards medicine which has brought her back to UCSD where she is currently earning a medical degree and serving as the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) UCSD Branch President.  Through AMWA, and the extensive mentorship program she has developed at the UCSD School of Medicine, Praveena is creating a forum for candid dialogue between female physicians and students thereby empowering students to follow their dreams without being hindered by societal/familial/professional expectations that may be incongruent with their own desires. To ensure that this culture of mentorship continues, Praveena is currently working on an independent study project entitled, "Creating a Sustainable Program of Mentorship for Female Medical Students at UCSD.”

Praveena Selvaduray