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  • Meet AMSA's Education & Research Team

    Meet our newest team at AMSA! Responsible for AMSA's educational programming and research activities, this team of staff and student office fellows will be busy planning quality resources and events for our members this year. Feel free to contact them for more information on their work or to share your ideas.

    AMSA recently welcomed Dr. Jeffrey Koetje as its Education and Research Director. In this essential role, Koetje will be providing day-to-day oversight, leadership and expertise in the ongoing development, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of educational programs, research activities and projects for AMSA and the AMSA Foundation. Email him at jkoetje@amsa.org.

    Aliye Runyan, MD is AMSA's Education & Research Fellow. She recently graduated from the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine. Email her at erf@amsa.org. 

    Drew Lee, MD, MA is AMSA's Health Equity Fellow. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, receiving degrees in Biology, Philosophy and International Studies, as well as delivering the commencement speech for his graduating class. Drew recently completed a MD/MA dual-degree program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine/Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. Email him at hef@amsa.org. 

    Reshma Ramachandran is a rising fourth year medical student at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Originally from Miami, FL, she migrated up north to attend Brown University where she received a Sc.B. with Honors in Physics. Email her at pff@amsa.org.

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  • Health Justice Fellowship: Call for Applications

    By Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD
    AMSA Executive Director
    AMSA is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Health Justice Fellowship. This is an exceptional opportunity for a medical student to spend a year focusing on issues such as physician work re-design; student-labor solidarity in the health care sector; physician workforce supply, especially in the practice of primary care; disparity and equity in health care access and medical debt.

    The AMSA/CIR Health Justice Fellowship is sponsored by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR). The objectives of the fellowship include learning and refining the fellow’s skills in medical student organizing, leadership development, strategic planning and advocacy.

    AMSA Fellows work at the AMSA National Office, in Reston, Virginia. The Health Justice Fellow’s work will center on organizing two or more major projects to engage students and strengthen programming. These projects should support the strategic priorities of AMSA and CIR, and increase both organizations’ visibility to medical students. The fellowship is paid, full-time and include full employment benefits and complimentary housing. 

    This will be the most memorable year of your medical training! But don’t just take my word – check out what past AMSA Fellows have said about their experiences. You can also check out AMSA Rotations, to listen to a podcast interview with AMSA’s current Health Justice Fellow, Sonia Lazreg!

    For complete information on eligibility, compensation, core components of the AMSA Fellowship Program, click here. This is a very competitive process. If you are interested, please submit your application by November 19, 2010.

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