AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title AMSA NPCW - Lecture Series
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 10/2006
Chapter University of Florida COM
Project Coordinator Enrique Escobar
Summary of project Monday Lectures - Family and Internal Medicine Panel + "Not Just Dying" by Dr. Pennypacker

Wednesday Lectures - "On Choosing Pediatrics" by Dr. Novak + "Encouraging Medical Students to Serve the Underserved" by Dr. Campbell

Thursday Lectures - "How to Think Like a Doctor" by Dr. Harrell + "Presentation on the AAFP" by Dr. McGaha

Friday Lectures - "Let your Vision be World-Embracing: Creative Initiatives in Primary Care and Public Health Worldwide" by Dr. Bowen + Primary Care Physician Panel discussing the Different Practice Types (University, Private, etc)

Content area National Primary Care Week
Number of participants 150
Participant hours involved 10 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $1200
Project funding Local chapter funds,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Advertising was accomplished by posting flyers on the student laboratories.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions You need to plan this event at least a month or two beforehand and make sure you receive adequate funding for the lunches. This made hosting this event easier as compared to previous years. The idea of having two lectures simultaneously each day worked because there was always something that interested the medical students on that particular day.