LGBT Local Projects in a Box
We know how hard it is for a local chapter to start organizing its own events, especially if it is a new chapter or if leaders don't have an army of helpers. To help out, we have assembled a variety of projects that are packaged and ready to go! These events are modeled after successful events from experienced local chapters and range from super easy to a bit more involved! Most "Projects-in-a-Box" are packaged with instructions on how to run the event, a power point presentation to help facilitate discussion, video clip suggestions and other materials, as well as handouts to complement the event. All these projects need is a local leader or active member to download the project to bring it to your medical school. Although inviting a faculty physician to lead the event will often make the experience more educational, most of these projects are equally effective, if not more effective, run by medical students. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about how to run any of the projects!
Find the "Project-in-a-Box" that fits your needs and that covers a topic that will interest your peers and run with it!
DISCLAIMER: Although you are encouraged to download, use, or modify all material on this site, these presentations are the intellectual property of AMSA National and we ask that appropriate credit be given where it is due.
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It is our personal belief that if members do not feel included within a supportive community, they have no vested interest in becoming a visible LGBT advocate or helping the organization run events, and rightfully so. We highly encourage you to make these social, supportive, and FUN events an integral part of your events calendar!
Monthly Coffee Shop Meetings - Have an informal chat the first Wed of each month
LGBTPM Potlucks - Simple and cost effective! Just an Email away!
LGBT Faculty/Resident Sponsored Dinner - Ask your LGBT Faculty or Residents if they would be willing to host a LGBTPM dinner at their home or on campus. Usually they are delighted to host and more than often are willing to have the $ to do so!
Throw a PARTY! A Winter Party or a Summer BBQ are always FUN!
- Fall NCOD Reception or Dinner Party
- Spring Graduation Party for MS4's
LGBT Night Out! Follow up any event with a group outing!
- Bowling (oldie but a goodie)
- Dancing in the Gayberhood
- Dinner and a Movie (during Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
Walking in Your City's PrideFestival Parade (Summer)
Community Outreach - Get OUT into the Community!
- Walk in your city's PrideFestival Parade (Summer)
- Administer Flushots
- Sponsor Community Events like "Gay Bingo"
- Have a booth in your city's PrideFest or CityFest