AMSA Chapter Spotlight
This Month’s Spotlight: University of Georgia
See how the AMSA Chapter at the University of Georgia dedicated their efforts to new member recruitment and improving member engagement.
Resident Work Hours – What You Need to Know
In the past months, AMSA has vigorously opposed the iCompare and FIRST trials forcing first-year residents to work longer, potentially dangerous hours. In light of these actions and the interest they have gained, an informational resource page has been created to further explain AMSA’s history and position on these issues. In addition to specific discussion of the iCompare and FIRST trials, AMSA’s history of engaging with the ACGME and a position paper on the subject are included.
AMSA & Public Citizen Renew Call for iCompare Suspension and Investigation, Citing New Evidence
Newly obtained government documents regarding a highly unethical clinical trial that forces many first-year medical residents to work dangerously long shifts provide further evidence that the trial violates basic ethical principles and federal regulatory requirements for the protection of human subjects, Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) said in letters to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).
AMSA Urges SD Governor to Veto HB1008
AMSA has submitted a letter to Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota urging the him to act to protect the students of South Dakota from unnecessary risks and harm to their health and well-being by vetoing House Bill 1008. The bill is an unnecessarily discriminatory act that will directly threaten the health and safety of transgender youth in South Dakota and will set a dangerous precedent for transgender youth in other states.