AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Professionalism in Medicine
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 01/04/2006
Chapter University of Michigan Medical School
Project Coordinator Jason Cheng
Summary of project We invited a local faculty expert to speak on his construction of ethics as it applies to the medical profession. He talked about the necessary foundations of professional ethics and the pillars. In difficult cases, doctors may have to compromise one of the pillars to uphold the ones that are important to the situation. He was a dynamic speaker who kept the talk interactive.

We served pizza as an incentive for students to attend.

Content area Professionalism
Number of participants 30
Participant hours involved 30 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $80-$100
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising E-mails. Yes, students did know about it.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions It's good to have a speaker who can really draw people in. We also chose what we thought was a good date, but another student group came in and did a lunch as well, so participation wasn't as good as I would have liked.