AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title NPCW Lecture Series
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 10/2009
Chapter University of Minnesota Medical School (Twin Cities)
Project Coordinator Andrea Vlasak
Summary of project Our chapter invited five speakers to address our students over the lunch hour each day during National Primary Care Week. Our topics include:

-Pediatrics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Primary Care -Health Reform: Care Model Innovations -Women’s Health: Reproductive Health and the Family Doc -Community-Based Medicine: Health Care for the Underserved -Health Reform: Navigating the Private Insurance Market

Our Care Model Innovations lunch lecture will also segue into a Health Policy and a Pint discussion, to be held in the evening on the same day.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 500
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles Speaker recruitment Reserving venue Catering Advertisement Fundraising
Coordinator hours 20 hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $1000
Project funding Local chapter funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: We collaborated with several other student groups in order to split the cost of providing lunch at our lectures. We obtained an AMSA NPCW grant, and utilized some of our chapter funds for the remainder of the costs.
Project advertising Our project was advertised by posting flyers around the medical campus, emailing the AMSA and class listservs, and making announcements before class. This was successful in bringing a significant portion of both M1 and M2 classes to our talks.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions We did not begin speaker recruitment until approximately 4 weeks prior to the scheduled event. It didn't necessarily take more hours to complete the planning, but was a more intense time commitment over a short period of time.

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