AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Malaysia: The impact of culture and socioeconomic factors on healthcare
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 03/06/2006
Chapter University of South Florida COM
Project Coordinator Alexis Lipton (Miseyko)
Summary of project During this lunchtime lecture we invited a MD/PhD to discuss various aspects of the Malaysian culture. During the hour long meeting, we were educated on the diverse cultures that live in Malaysia, some of their values, the impact that rapid economic development has had on healthcare, and emerging health problems in the country. Included were some unique health problems that Malaysia has faced: parasites, insect borne illness, and the development of chronic deseases in the culture. The event was co-sponsored by APAMSA.

Content area Other
Number of participants 40
Participant hours involved 45 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $350
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising posters, many emails, class announcement
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We promoed the event extensively. Since the event was held close to final exams, the attendance was slightly lower than expected.