AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Project title||UIC AMSA's Empty White Coat Demonstration|
|Chapter||University of Illinois COM @ Chicago|
|Project Coordinator||Jing Luo|
|Summary of project||In solidarity with AMSA, PHR, and SGAC, our chapter at UIC decided to participate in a nation-wide "empty white coat demonstration." This event displayed medical students' white coats and represented the missing health care workers in Africa. This display supported AMSA's goal of passing a bill to provide $8 Billion over the next 5 years for training and retaining healthcare workers in Africa.|
|Number of participants||30|
|Participant hours involved||15 hour(s)|
|FUNDING & ADVERTISING|
|Total project cost||0|
|Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:|
|Project advertising||You could not miss the display if you walked in to the college of medicine building.|
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
|Lessons/suggestions||We could have displayed more coats in the lobby of the college of medicine, but we had issues with some deans who thought that it would be a fire hazard.
If we had more time, we could have a table to get interested individuals in signing a petition to their representative to ask support for a bill that provides 8 billion over 5 years for healtchare workers in Africa.