AMSA Programs & Events
At AMSA Convention & Exposition: Prepare yourself – your future is now!
AMSA Annual Convention & Exposition will bring together medical and premedical students from all around the world for four days of networking, learning and having fun. Join us in Washington DC on Feb 23 – 26, 2017 to practice medical skills, advocate for health care on behalf of your future patients and prepare for the Match!
REGISTER BY DECEMBER 12 to take advantage of the early bird pricing! Register now!
Make a difference in medicine: Apply now to join AMSA’s team of National Leaders
Unlike any other medical student organization, AMSA is governed entirely by student leaders–future physicians like YOU! Are you ready to make a difference? Join AMSA’s team of National Leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to become a leader in medicine and effect change in health care; plus, you’ll stand out among your peers during the application and interview process. The 2017-2018 leadership applications are now open. Submit an application today!
News & Announcements
Making the Grade: Medical School Conflict of Interest Policies Examined
Medical schools continue to strengthen their conflict of interest policies regarding pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, according to the 2016 AMSA Scorecard. However, once again, no school received a perfect score on the assessment.
Educators and Advocates Meet for “Medicine Responds to Addiction II”
“We come nowhere close to being prepared enough to address addiction with our patients when we graduate from medical school.” – AMSA National President Dr. Kelly Thibert, who spoke at the White House for this historic event.
The symposium Medicine Responds to Addiction II gathered educators, advocates, and representatives across many areas of medical education and practice to discuss the state of medical education on addiction.
Learn MoreAMSA and i-Human Launch “Diagnose my Disease” Contest
The winner of the I-Human “Diagnose My Disease” competition in October is Jonathan Shammaa from University of Medicine & Health Sciences. The evaluation criteria is weighted towards patient assessment more so than whether the correct diagnosis was identified.
Learn more about what these are by playing the case again in learning mode and watching the diagnostic reasoning videos available from the “?” button in the upper right corner of the case. These videos will help you improve your performance on forthcoming cases.
AMSA Activists Turn Holiday Into National Day of Action
Medical student activists, across organizations like the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), White Coats for Black Lives, and more, spoke out this Halloween for the urgency of healthcare reform. The national day of action, #TreatNotTrick, focused on the need for the healthcare system to truly treat patients- and the tricks that come along with private health insurance.
AMSA–Take action against rolling back residency work hour restrictions!
ACGME is meeting in Chicago this month to discuss the the possibility of removing residency work hour restrictions, effectively going back to the time of being more tired and more overworked than residents already are. AMSA continues to recommend that the number of hours a resident physician may work per week should not exceed an absolute limit of 80 without averaging. We believe that the maximum number of hours worked consecutively per shift should not exceed 16, no matter the stage of training and that residents should have at least 10 hours off between shifts.
More information here on the AMSA On Call blog: //www.amsa.org/workhrrestrictions/
Click here to read and sign the petition: https://goo.gl/forms/IAXboSy3Jelp24Wl2
AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory
Since the first edition was published in 1984, the AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory has been a popular AMSA resource. Now as a searchable mobile-friendly online directory, it is conveniently accessible from all devices. Use this directory as a tool for information on global health programs and organizations for worldwide discovery and service. Visit AMSA IHO
From AMSA ad lib Podcast
“On your rank list, ‘where’ matters”
Have you thought about where are you going? Not just a particular training program or fellowship, but physically, geographically where? For some, the geographic locations of the residency programs or even medical schools they apply to are secondary at best, partly because applicants may be wary of adding another factor to an already overwhelming research effort. But maybe it’s time to start considering where you’ll be as an important factor when deciding on your future. Listen Now
From Weekly Consult
“Donald Trump’s HHS pick favors dismantling Obamacare, privatizing Medicare” –CBS News
President-elect Donald Trump selected Georgia Republican and physician Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services this week. Price, who has spent more than a decade in Congress, has previously voiced a fierce opposition to the Affordable Care Act and also led efforts on Capitol Hill to transform Medicare into a voucher-like system, raising questions about Trump’s commitment to Medicare. Read More