Have you registered for AMSA PremedFest & Fall Conferences?
We hope you will be joining us in Florida for AMSA PremedFest! Also, be sure to take advantage of the early bird registration rate and register today for both upcoming AMSA Fall Conferences. Don’t forget to check out AMSA Programs & Events page for other great events coming up. Let’s work together to make your dreams come true!
AMSA Partners with AON for Medical Student Assessment Tool
AMSA has launched the Applied Match Preparation program, aimed at assisting medical students apply for the right residency programs. The application process – detailed, long, and stressful by all accounts – is best approached with a strong sense of insight. For that reason, AMSA has partnered with J3Personica, of New Jersey, an organization focused on identifying characteristics that make for strong resident physicians. Together, the two organizations will offer a customized “self-awareness” assessment for medical students.
AMSA Academy at a Glance
The American Medical Student Association Academy is a training ground for physicians leaders, established by students and for students. The AMSA Academy strives to empower physicians-in-training to effect change in medicine and didactic and experiential learning. Each program fosters the value that health care must be patient-centered, effective, safe, equitable, and timely, as identified by the Institute of Medicine.
The AMSA Academy has provided program on a variety of topics for years. The following list depicts the Scholars Programs and Leadership Course that will be offered for the 2016-2017 year:
Each course is a community of interested physicians-in-training, engaged to learn more about a specific topic. The courses are facilitated by two or three dedicated AMSA members who serve as the Course Directors. These Course Directors organize a curriculum and select invite experts in their respective fields to come and expand your understanding of the topic. The courses range in size from 10 to 60 participants. The Course Directors facilitate between 8 and 20 sessions between the months of October and March. The sessions are structured around presentations, readings and discussions. At the end of their experience, participants develop a project utilizing the knowledge gained from the course. The projects are an application of their new skills and knowledge, as well as a professional development opportunity in the participant’s school or community. Throughout the experience, participants gain valuable mentorship from their Course Directors and partner organizations to enhance their projects.
For more information, visit http://www.amsa.org/members/career/scholars-programs/
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
AMSA Event Highlights
AMSA Convention 2016
Come On A Trip to AMSA Convention: Join a group of AMSA international members on their trip to AMSA Convention 2016 and get a taste of what Convention is all about.
US Army at AMSA Convention
We were thrilled to have with us at Convention the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion and the Medical Recruiting Brigade of the US Army. Read all about the excellent clinical skills sessions, medical facility tours, and Exposition display they provided to our attendees. Read More
Residency interview questions and prep
What’s it like to interview for a residency position in neurosurgery? How does it compare to interviewing in other specialties? In this episode, medical students share their experiences and questions, including tackling rumors about the neurosurgery interview process.
From The Weekly Consult
“Aetna decision exposes weaknesses in Obama’s health care law” – Washington Post
The nation’s third largest health insurer announced on Monday that it will stop offering much of its individual coverage through Obamacare. Aetna cited losses of more than $430 million since January 2014 as the reason for pulling back. How will its decision affect the future of the Affordable Care Act? Read More