AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title National Coming Out and Ally Day
Project type(s) School Service,Social Event
Date completed 10/2007
Chapter Keck SOM of University of Southern California
Project Coordinator Patrick Hou
Summary of project To increase awareness about coming out as a person in medicine and to celebrate National Coming Out Day, we will host a National Coming Out & Ally Day Celebration at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. This event will consist of a poster walk and pin and information distribution on the first day, as well as having music and food for sale. We invited a community group (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team) and had information from HRC and AIDS Project LA.

Content area LGBT People in Medicine
Number of participants 200
Participant hours involved 200 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $600
Project funding Local chapter funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email, flyers
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Though we got a lot of people to come to this event, the main draw was the food. We need to find a method to keep people at our information tables so that the community groups that we invited could for effectively disperse their pamphlets and make this a