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AMSA Training Ground - Chapel Hill
October 25-26, 2014

Designed by AMSA & Hosted by UNC School of Medicine

Are you looking to distinguish yourself in global and public health? Have you considered that even if you never step foot outside of the United States you will be practicing global medicine due to immigration, world travel, our globalized food system, international trade agreements, climate change, and sociopolitical instability?

The AMSA Training Ground at UNC School of Medicine: Seize Your Advantage in Public and Global Health, offers diverse program sessions, a stellar keynote speaker, an exciting exhibit hall, and some great social events – all hallmarks of an excellent AMSA event. In the morning, you will examine today's pressing issues in global and public health. The afternoon will be filled with discussion and problem solving, preparing you for action and advocacy. Come join your fellow future physicians for great learning, leadership, and fun. You will leave Empowered!

Tentative Conference Schedule

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
8:00am Registration Open
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and Ice Breaker
9:30am - 10:30am Keynote Address on The Globalized Patient and Provider: Care that is Personally Relevant and Globally Informed
10:30am - 10:45am IGNITE Presentations
10:55am - 11:45am Farm-to-table and the politics in between: the socio-economic dynamics of food and nutrition
10:55am - 11:45am Do women matter? The fight for women’s wellness, reproductive rights, and social justice
10:55am - 11:45am White Savior Complex and other neocolonial traps in Global Health Education, Research, and Practice
11:55am - 12:45pm Beyond our brains: Social and cultural influences of mental health
11:55am - 12:45pm We are not yet equal: Racial and ethnic minority experiences in health systems
11:55am - 12:45pm Profits over people?: International trade agreements and global access to affordable medications
12:45pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Exhibit Fair
1:15pm - 3:15pm Exhibit Fair
1:30pm - 2:10pm Personal Statement Workshop
1:30pm - 2:10pm Medical School Interview Workshop
1:30pm - 2:10pm Residency Program Interview Workshop
2:30pm - 3:10pm MCAT Prep Workshop
2:30pm - 3:10pm USMLE Step 1 Workshop
2:30pm - 3:10pm USLME Step 2 Workshop
3:15pm - 4:15pm Capacity Building in Global Health
3:15pm - 4:15pm Women are worth it: Building healthy and safe communities for women
3:15pm - 4:15pm Global Health Policy and Advocacy in Action: What we can achieve together
4:25pm - 4:50pm Heal[ing] the World, One Community at a Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm Consults
5:00pm - 6:00pm Learn how to network and put your new skills into practice

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
9:30am - 10:30am Suture Clinic
9:30am - 10:30am Airway Management
9:30am - 10:30am Harvey/iStan demonstration
10:45am - 11:45am Suture Clinic
10:45am - 11:45am Airway Management
10:45am - 11:45am Harvey/iStan demonstration
11:55am - 12:15pm Training Grounds Send Off - Global health starts with you

Conference Location

UNC School of Medicine

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
321 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Register by September 28 for Early-Bird Pricing!

Regular Registration: Sept 29 - Oct 12

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Non-Member $149 $249 $349


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Share Your Story at the Poster & Project Exhibition

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Book Your Hotel for AMSA Training Ground

hotel Courtyard by Marriott
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate is $119 + tax

  • Includes complimentary wifi
  • Bistro in lobby
  • One mile from UNC campus
  • Shuttle van available
  • Call 800-321-2211, reference "AMSA Training Ground" or
  • Reserve online before October 3

Don't wait. Book your room now. Room rates reserved through October 3 or until room block has been filled.


hotelQuality Inn

1740 N. Fordham Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Rate is $85 + tax

  • Includes complimentary wifi and hot breakfast
  • Suite rooms include microwave and mini-fridge
  • One mile from UNC campus
  • Shuttle van available
  • Call 919-968-3000, reference "AMSA Training Ground"

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