By Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD
AMSA Executive Director
We at AMSA are excited to announce the application process for the 2011-2012 Education & Research Fellow (ERF), a unique position for a medical student to spend a year augmenting their formal medical training with the opportunity to delve deeply into select issues affecting the quality and content in medical education.
AMSA’s Fellowship Program is an intensive one-year long educational immersion experience. Fellows completing this program will be uniquely situated to deal with the challenges of a complex healthcare system and reform their profession through education and advocacy.
The ERF will serve multiple roles at the AMSA National Office, working closely with staff and national leaders to enhance educational programming initiatives throughout the organization. The successful candidate will contribute to the strategic direction of AMSA in many ways, including holding primary responsibility for AMSA’s research initiatives, developing high-quality programming for AMSA Conferences, mentoring and assisting in the management of the AMSA Intern Program and designing a successful array of external educational programming with the goal of developing knowledge and skills in areas that are not traditionally included in medical school curricula.