AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Medical Debt Seminar by Graduate Leverage
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 11/15/2006
Chapter Albert Einstein COM of Yeshiva University
Project Coordinator Russ Whelan
Summary of project Representatives from Graduate Leverage (a group of Harvard business students) came to AECOM and gave a presentation about graduate debt, and options available to medical students. They also offer a free personalized assessment of debt status for students. Pretty straightforward, with no hidden agendas or sales pitches for anything.

Content area Debt
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 100 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Emails were sent out. Lots of people came.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Great event with minimal preparation/work. The students/presenters from Harvard pay for the food, have the whole presentation set up. All that needs to be done is book a room and show them where to go. They were great, and people were really appreciative of what they presented (more 3rd and 4th years attended this event than ALL school events combined for the whole year).

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Great service to students, minimal work for chapter officers, a total hit! Contact Russ rwhelan@aecom.yu.edu if you have any questions.