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AMSA Training Ground - Chicago, IL
November 22-23, 2014

Designed by AMSA & Hosted by Northwestern/Feinberg School of Medicine

Will you refuse to inherit a broken system? Then let's start creating a new one. The culture of medicine as it exists today is failing the patients, the practitioners, and the populace. Physicians today are suffering from high rates of burnout, distrust of the system and their patients, and breakdowns of their personal work-life balance. The disparity in the application of medicine between the wealthy and the poor is striking and disheartening. The moving of medicine from an art into a business has put physician well-being and patient safety at risk to serve the bottom line.

The AMSA Training Ground at Feinberg School of Medicine: Lead the Change in the Culture of Medicine, 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 the culture of medicine. 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

8:00am Registration Open
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and Ice Breaker
9:30am - 10:30am Keynote Address on Changing the culture of medicine (for the better) before it changes you (for the worse)
10:30am - 10:45am IGNITE Presentations
10:55am - 11:45am There is an “I” in Medicine: The problem of ego and the challenges of hierarchical teams
10:55am - 11:45am Cleaning up the House of Medicine: An honest conversation about what’s broken
10:55am - 11:45am Quotes and beyond quotas: what really is diversity?
11:55am - 12:45pm You are not a superhero: how the mythology of medicine harms physicians, medical students, and patients
11:55am - 12:45pm Profits over people?: Corporate and commercial risks to the patient-provider relationship
11:55am - 12:45pm We are not all equal: health inequities in ethnic, sexual, and gender minority populations
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 Wellness starts with “we”: building community and connection for patient, provider, and student well-being
3:15pm - 4:15pm The ingredients for change: Right Care, Triple Aim, and Good Stewardship
3:15pm - 4:15pm There is no health without justice: building your identity as a physician-advocate
4:25pm - 4:50pm Wrap Up – Out with the old, in with the new: an unapologetic rejection of the status quo and a bold embrace of something better
5:00pm - 6:00pm Consults
5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking with conference speakers

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 - You are the revolution!

Conference Location

Northwestern/Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern/Feinberg School of Medicine
420 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

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