AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title MAC Premedical Forum
Project type(s) Speaker,Other
Date completed 10/2008
Chapter University of Florida Premed
Project Coordinator Rachele Degraff
Summary of project The aim of this forum was to provide an informative series of workshops and speakers to help premedical students at the various schools in the state of Florida prepare to be successful applicants in the medical school admission process. This year’s event featured a dynamic keynote speaker, along with local doctors, medical students, professors and medical school representatives who participated in many of the workshop topics that took place during the day, as well as in a "mini-medical school fair" that we held at the end of the day.

Content area Diversity in Medicine,Education,Minority Affairs
Number of participants 200
Participant hours involved 9 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Planning began as soon as the directors of the committee were elected (in Spring 2008) and continued until the event in October 2008. Coordinators contacted medical schools, arranged workshops, obtained venues and times, and ensured adequate advertisemen
Coordinator hours 40 hour(s)
Total project cost 1500
Project funding Local chapter funds,Donation,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: Much of the funding was covered by the medical schools who attended, who donated varying levels of sponsorship toward our forum. A small admission charge also helped to fund the event, while the remainder was funded some balance from the committee's trea
Project advertising The project was advertised using local digital and paper print advertisements as well as through many of the school's listservs. Flyers and the listservs proved to be successful; the turnout for this year was exceptional compared to last year.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions More publicity could have been generated to try to bring many more people; some felt as though they did not have a school there that fit them, so possibly more schools should be attracted to come in future events. This merely involves contacting more sch