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AMSA President Comments on Doctor Shortages for Medpage Today

National President Deborah Hall, MD was asked to provide perspective on the geographic disparity of physicians and how it is impacted by where a medical student studies. “‘You can’t guarantee that students will go to a certain place or treat a certain type of people,’ Hall said, particularly when students saddled with debt may be drawn to lucrative specialties, whose residency programs are housed in big, often urban, hospital systems.”

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AMSA Participates in White House Health Summit

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AMSA was very proud to send National President Deborah Hall, MD to participate in a panel discussion as part of the White House’s “National Dialogue on Climate Change And Health” Summit. The panel focused on highlighting the impacts of climate change and underscoring the important role the public health community can play in communicating and preventing these impacts. Follow the link below to read more and watch video of the panel discussion.

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RightCare Action Week: October 18-24

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The RightCare Alliance, an initiative of the Lown Institute, is sponsoring RightCare Action Week. For a week in October (October 18-24) clinicians around the country will take ACTION to show what great healthcare looks like. You can submit your own idea for an ACTION during RightCare Action Week–and they’ll help you recruit others to join you–or go to the online forum and see the ideas others have submitted.

The only way real change will happen is if people take action together.  Join RightCare Action Week and show your colleagues and your patients what great healthcare looks like.  Go to rightcareactionweek.org and sign up.