AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Balancing Children with Medicine Panel
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 03/2006
Chapter University of Pittsburgh SOM
Project Coordinator Tara Marsh, Enyinne Ejiasa
Summary of project We got together a 7 member panel with faculty, residents, fellows and medical students to talk about when they started their families and what changes they had to make in their careers in order to have productive families and be actively involved with their children.

Content area Wellness/Well-Being
Number of participants 75
Participant hours involved 60 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $300
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising 1) On the local calendar on the student web 2) Email a week ahead of the event 3) Word of mouth
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions It was very helpful to let students know about this event ahead of time, and those who were working on putting this together contributed by contacting 1-2 possible speakers. The planning took about 3-4 weeks and at the end we had gathered 7 excellent pane

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Definitely advertise ahead of time (a week works well) and ask for RSVP's to know how much food to bring.