AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title National Melanoma Awareness Project
Project type(s) Community Service,Other
Date completed 12/2007
Chapter Chapman University
Project Coordinator Christine Chung
Summary of project This is an ongoing project. I got into contact with a representative from and was able to hold 2 training sessions for my members, informing them about the dangers of melanoma and how to "spot a spot." Then the students were able to sign up for local elementary/junior high/high schools where they go for an hour or two to present this information to the students [in a fun way]. The Pre-med students thus get a taste of medical education!

Content area Child and Adolescent Health
Number of participants 10
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Through email to members, announcements during meetings, and word of mouth.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Not as many people signed up and followed through as I would have planned..we are trying to find schools that are closer to our university and thus people will more likely get involved [because they can go during a 2 hr break instead of waiting until they