AMSA and Public Citizen Send Complaint Letters Concerning FIRST and iCompare Trials

AMSA_logo_shieldPublic Citizen and the American Medical Student Association have jointly sent letters of complaint calling on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to launch compliance oversight investigations of the NIH-funded iCOMPARE trial and the related FIRST trial, and to immediately suspend the ongoing iCOMPARE trial.

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IFMSA Call for World Medical Association Internship

Ifmsa-int-logo.svgThe World Medical Association (WMA) is the global federation of National Medical Associations representing millions of physicians worldwide. Acting on behalf of patients and physicians, the WMA endeavors to achieve the highest possible standards of medical care, ethics, education and health-related human rights for all people. Deadline: December 8th 11:59 P.M. (23:00) GMT

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AMSA Joins Press Conference Opposing TPP 11/13/2015

TPP5Physicians and physicians-in-training from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will join activists from Health Global Access Project and TradeJustice New York Metro on Friday, November 13 in front of Pfizer’s world headquarters for a press conference focused on threats to access to health within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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AMSA PremedFest – January 30, 2016

PremedfestLogo_KaplanAMSA PremedFest doesn’t look, feel, or sound like any other premed conference. It’s an academic festival; an immersive experience designed specifically for premedical students, just like you. It will be a celebration of the unique and shared journeys into the medical and health professions.

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TEDMED 2015 – Streaming Live on Nov. 18-20

TedMedAMSA is proud and excited to partner with TEDMED for the 2015 TEDMED Live program this November 18-20. AMSA will join teaching hospitals, medical schools, government agencies and other select non-profit organizations to stream the event live. Featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances, TEDMED’s unique stage program reframes the way we think and inspires critical new possibilities for a healthier future.

TO ACCESS LIVE STREAM: Use the affiliate ID “AMSATM” when signing in to watch TEDMED Live here:

From The Weekly Consult

Behold the most extensive face transplant in medical historyGizmodo

How would you prepare to perform on a 150-person surgical medical team? A NYU medical team of this size practiced for a full year to carry out the most extensive face transplant surgery in history. The surgery was deemed a success after the patient “was taken shopping at Macy’s and no one in the store paused to give him a second look.” [read more]