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  • Are you coming to New Orleans?

    You have to! AMSA's Annual Convention will be March 6-9th and it really is an event you don't want to miss. There are activities for everyone - those who like to have fun (social events and the city of New Orleans), those who like to debate policy (House of Delegates), those who like to network with high level physicians (our amazing speakers & keynotes)......


    SPECIAL FLASH SALE: Register using the promotional code "AMSALUV" by midnight on 2/14/14 and receive Early Bird pricing! (Save $50) 

    The official convention hotel is the Hilton New Orleans Riverside - right in the middle of the action! 

    You will join hundreds of other future physicians and have the opportunity to learn from diverse speaker sessions and world-renowned thought leaders on topics such as gun violence as a public health issue, women’s health issues under the Affordable Care Act, conflict of interest and the relationship between physicians and drug representatives, and advocating for open access. You can also join small classroom clinical skill sessions with topics such as casting, suturing, airway management, and manual vacuum aspiration. 

    Keynote speakers include Dave deBronkart (a.k.a. e-Patient Dave), author, Let Patients Help: ...

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  • An Open Letter to Dr. Ben Carson Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

    April 3, 2013

    Dear Dr. Carson,

    Thank you for your recent keynote address at the 2013 American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Annual Convention & Exposition. We appreciate you sharing your inspiring story and words of wisdom with our community of physicians-in-training.

    On behalf of AMSA, we would like to express our concern regarding your recent public statements concerning same-sex marriage. On March 26, on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, you compared gay relationships with pedophilia and bestiality: "Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It's a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition."

    We retain the highest respect for your achievements and value your right to publicly voice your political views. Nevertheless, we feel that these expressed values are potentially harmful to patients and incongruous with the values of the American Medical Student Association.

    AMSA, along with many other national organizations, believes equal access to the institution of marriage is a public health issue. The American Medical Association,# the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association,# the American Psychiatric ...

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  • Recognizing Women Leaders in Medicine

    The Women Leaders in Medicine awards were created by AMSA in 2007 to recognize women physicians and educators who serve as role models, teachers, highly accomplished professionals, and sources of inspiration for women who are currently in their medical training. These women deserve recognition for their accomplishments and dedication to fostering tomorrow’s women leaders in medicine.

    Do you know an amazing woman physician or educator? Do they inspire you to become a better doctor?


    Each recipient will be invited to attend the AMSA National Convention in March to receive their award at a special reception. Many of our past awardees have considered their Women Leaders in Medicine award a truly meaningful honor because it comes directly from the voices of students. At AMSA, we hope to give back some recognition to these amazing women in addition to generating awareness about the importance of fostering leadership in medicine that promotes healthy change and equality in care and professional opportunity for women and men.

    We also invite you to attend the Annual Women Leaders in Medicine reception as we honor this year’s recipients. 


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