Maxwell attending medical school

Published 3:57 pm Friday, September 4, 2009

Bainbridge native Anne Maxwell recently joined the Class of 2013 at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Va.

In 2004, Maxwell graduated from Emory University with highest honors in theater studies, having written her thesis on physical communication and mime.

As an undergraduate, she was inducted as a junior into Phi Beta Kappa, served as president and director for Ad Hoc Productions, performed with Theater Emory, held several leadership positions in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, studied abroad in Austria, worked as an emergency room technician, and sang with Emory Concert Choir.

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After graduation, she taught acting classes for children and youth before moving to Washington, D.C., to work as a legislative aide for a congressman from Colorado.

It was then that she answered the call to become a physician and completed her pre-medicine coursework while performing Alzheimer’s research at Florida State University.

During this time, she volunteered on a medical mission to Costa Rica and Panama, served as a mentor for The Outdoor Kids, and as an adviser for Kappa Alpha Theta.

Her interest in medicine was initially sparked during a high school medical apprenticeship at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, where she shadowed doctors in the operating room, the emergency room, labor and delivery room and radiology. Maxwell is motivated to study medicine because of her fascination with the human body and her desire to care to and serve others.

She has also auditioned for and joined the Arrhythmetics, the medical a capella singing group and is also serving as the development and risk management adviser for the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at University of Virginia.

Maxwell attended Decatur County public schools and graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 2000.

While at Bainbridge High School, Maxwell participated in the Governor’s Honors Program, received the Byrd Scholarship for academic excellence, the Georgia Governor’s Scholarship, the Jack Kendrick Memorial Advanced Placement History Award, the Decatur County Superintendent’s Award, and the BHS Principal’s Award, among others.

She qualified for and attended All-State Chorus in Savannah for six years, was an active member of Y Club serving as president of the Georgia United Nations Assembly, and performed in numerous Bainbridge Little Theatre productions. She is a member of the Bainbridge First United Methodist Church.

Maxwell is the daughter of Jerry and Judith Maxwell of Bainbridge, and the sister of John Maxwell of Atlanta.