AMSA Programs & Events
Register for AMSA Fall Conferences to sharpen your competitive edge!
Stand out in the Match with help from experts at AMSA Fall Conferences. Spend 1-2 days exploring current issues in medicine, building clinical skills, and connecting with peers. 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!
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 NOVEMBER 28 to take advantage of the early bird pricing! Register now!
Make a difference in AMSA’s governing affairs: Apply for an HOD Committee
Develop your leadership skills and make a difference in AMSA’s governing affairs–join one of three Committees that ensure smooth functioning of AMSA’s House of Delegates (HOD) and the national officer elections at the AMSA Annual Convention & Exposition. Plus, you will receive a free Convention registration in return for your service. Apply now! Applications are due November 8.
News & Announcements
AMSA and i-Human Launch “Diagnose my Disease” Contest
The i-Human Patients “Diagnose my Disease” competition challenges AMSA members to diagnose a virtual patient in a simulated hospital setting. The simulated patient encounter replaces all components of a real patient encounter. Performance at each step of the encounter is tracked and scored. Every investigation and decision you make will be evaluated against the best medical evidence on how to assess a patient with that presenting symptom and how accurate the diagnostic reasoning pathway was to arrive at a final diagnosis. AMSA Members have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 in prize money!
2016 Health Activist Dinner Held in Denver, Colorado
The Health Activist Dinner is an opportunity for a broad spectrum of public health and healthcare workers and students to meet, share information, and provide mutual support with the goal of promoting social justice. The Dinner will feature the presentation of the Paul Cornely Award to Camara Jones, APHA President and Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. The Edward Barsky Award will likewise be presented to Zaher Sahloul, President of the Syrian American Medical Society. Both esteemed recipients will be acknowledged for their contribution to Health Activism. We invite any AMSA Members able to attend to join us in this dinner and celebration of activism and advocacy in medicine.
Find more information, including ticketing details and past award recipients, here. The event will be held on Sunday, October 30th.
Cancer Patient Arrested at Rep. Polis’ Capitol Hill Office, Protesting TPP
A cancer patient – supported by health professionals and friends and family of people with cancer – was arrested as she blocked the entrance to Representative Jared Polis’ (D-Colo.) Capitol Hill office, demanding that the congressman take a stand against the ‘death sentence’ imposed by the expansion of medicine monopolies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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: http://www.amsa.org/workhrrestrictions/
Click here to read and sign the petition: https://goo.gl/forms/IAXboSy3Jelp24Wl2
AMSA EAF Participates in Twitter Town Hall on Zika
Our Education & Advocacy Fellow Matt Moy participated in a Twitter Town Hall hosted by the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Zika. Through Matt, AMSA was able to participate directly in the conversation multiple times, asking pressing questions.
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
Present Your Research Right
In the most recent Match, fourth-year M.D. match applicants in the U.S. listed 4.7 presentations, abstracts or publications in their professional profile on average. Though the importance of those experiences may vary by specialty or even residency program, the ability to boil your project down to a quick explanation tailored to your audience is critical.
From The Weekly Consult
“Researchers Clear ‘Patient Zero’ From AIDS Origin Story” – NPR
How did HIV come to the United States? Researchers at the University of Arizona took a further look into chronicling the virus’s history and, in the process, exonerated the man accused of triggering the epidemic in North America over 30 years ago. Read More