AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Dr. Patch Adams: The Joy of Caring
Project type(s) Fundraiser,Speaker
Date completed 03/30/2007
Chapter University of Virginia SOM
Project Coordinator Jason Franasiak
Summary of project Through a collaboration with the AMSA pre-med chapter at UVa, Dr. Patch Adams came and spoke at several locations throughout Charlottesville and at UVa. He spoke to the medical students on the joy of caring and healthcare provider burnout. His $20,000 speaker fee which went to fund a clinic in El Salvador was raised through projects and sponsorship.

Content area Wellness/Well-Being
Number of participants 160
Participant hours involved 320 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $20,000
Project funding Other grant,Donation,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The project was advertised via e-mail and flyers. The name of our guest made advertising fairly easy.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions The event was made possible through our work with the AMSA pre-med members who worked to raise a great deal of fund to bring Dr. Patch Adams to UVa. This would be a challenging event for a group to take on without significant planning due to the cost of bringing him to speak.