AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title UIC AMSA's Empty White Coat Demonstration
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 12/01/2006
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.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 30
Participant hours involved 15 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 0
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Project advertising You could not miss the display if you walked in to the college of medicine building.
Success rating
(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.