By Ben Goold
AMSA Vice President of Programming Development
Every year, a crowd of new premedical and medical students head to school, unsure of what they'll find when they get there. Everyone is in a new environment. Incoming freshmen in college and incoming first years in medical school are trying to figure out where they fit.
AMSA is a place where diversity matters, where people who care about social justice and medicine come together. We find meaning in our shared struggle as students. We all want to see a better world than the one we live in now. And we refuse to wait until we have an MD/DO behind our names to start working towards that better world.
If you want to empower the students around you to make a better world, then you're in luck. AMSA's national leaders have done something extraordinary this year--they have put together all their passions into one place. Every chapter officer searching for a program, every student looking for a way to get involved in making a better world can find a current, ready-to-use program online, at AMSA's E3 page.
E3 stands for Easy, Exciting, Engagement Programming. Each program listed there is designed to help students gain a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves. Each one is designed for students, by students.
I invite every chapter officer or new student who wants to make a difference, empower their fellow students, and do it on their schedule, to check it out. More programs will be added soon, so check back often.
Welcome to another wonderful year of making things better!