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National Primary Care Week: October 5-9

National Primary Care Week is this week! Join us for daily webinars and help us spread the work to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about the impacts climate change can and will have on human health and health care. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our health care system.
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Next NPCW Webinar:
10/9 12:00 PM Eastern – Renewable Energy Resources & Solutions Password: Web1234


What’s Happening at AMSA Chapters!

Join AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow Dr. Alison Case as she visits AMSA Chapters across the country! Alison has recently returned from her Midwest tour visiting AMSA chapters, rallying against global AIDS relief funding cuts, and offering advocacy workshops on meeting with elected officials.

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APHA 2015 Health Activist Dinner


AMSA is happy to be a sponsor of The American Public Health Association’s 2015 Health Activist Dinner at the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Sunday, November 1. This year’s dinner will commemorate the 40th aniversary of the Cook County Hospital House Staff Strike and will feature Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Jack Raba.

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RightCare Action Week: October 18-24


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 and sign up.

From The Weekly Consult

Want to know how you really behave as a doctor? Watch yourself on video – NewStatesman

“Whether it’s spending half the consultation staring at the computer screen, or slipping into baffling technospeak, or parroting ‘OK’ after every comment a patient makes, we all have unhelpful mannerisms of which we are blithely unaware.” Phil Whitaker argues how watching yourself at work will help you grow as a doctor and better understand your patients.
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