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  • AMSA Introduces New Board of Trustees

    Members of the American Medical Student Association voted in the new Board of Trustees this week at the 62nd Annual Convention. Their terms begin on May 1 but they were introduced to the membership this morning at the convention's closing session.

    See you at next year's Annual Convention in Washington, DC!

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  • 2012 Annual Convention

    Last night's Presidential Welcome Bash was awesome! Thanks to our sponsor, Amirsys. We danced and rode a mechanical bull!

     

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    This morning, AMSA presented the 2012 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence award to Dr. Julia Belkowitz, assistant regional dean for student affairs, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    Congratulations!

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  • 2012 Annual Convention

    Everyone needs to breathe. If patients cannot do it effectively, they need our help, STAT. All physicians need to be able to maintain adequate oxygenations and ventilation. Convention attendees experienced hands on mass ventilation, intubation and other rescue techniques, as taught by local anesthesiology residents.

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  • 2012 Annual Convention Photos

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  • Secretary Sebelius Addresses AMSA

    DSC_0507 by AMSA.PeteThe Honorable Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius addressed almost 700 future physicians at AMSA's Annual Convention today at the Hyatt Regency Houston. 

    Her remarks were inspiring:

    "If you take only one thing away from my remarks today, I want it to be this: the people who give this advice are looking at the past. The truth is: there has never been a better time to go into medicine than right now. Yes, there are real flaws in our health care system. Yes, they will affect you and your patients. But today for the first time, there is a real shot at fixing these problems. There is a brighter future on the horizon.

    You are entering medicine at a time of historic change. The combination of a wave of health innovation across the country and the most important health legislation in over forty years has created a unique opportunity for progress in health care. For the first time in decades, it’s possible to imagine making big strides towards a true 21st century health care system – one in which patients get the right care at the right time, Americans live longer, healthier lives, and doctors have more freedom to practice medicine the way they want to. And no one is in a better position to shape that future than you."

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  • 2012 Annual Convention

    This student attended a session led by Dr. Tao Le, the series editor for First Aid and USMLERx. Attendees learned how to become an outstanding medical student on the wards and get outstanding clerkship evaluations. They also learned how to effectively work with a medical team, study on the run and get a gratifying clerkship experience that will enhance their career choice.

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  • 2012 Annual Convention

    Dr. Rachael Phelps presented, "The European Approach to Teens, Sex and Love, in Pictures."

    She inspired AMSA members to think critically about sexual health! Watch a clip of her presentation:

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  • What I Like About Convention....

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  • 2012 Annual Convention

    Dr. Howard Brody, Director, UTMB Institute for the Medical Humanities, presented, "Ethics, Policy and Single-Payer Health Care."

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