AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Sicko Movie Screening
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 11/2007
Chapter University of Illinois COM @ Rockford
Project Coordinator Jean Huang
Summary of project The goal of the project is to raise awareness among the students in regards of understanding the health policy and health care in the United States compared to the rest of the world. "Sicko" directed by Michael Moore was played at school's auditorium for medical school students and faculties at Rockford. After the movie, students and faculties had some informal discussions over the topics that are touched by the movie, such as health care, health policy, socialized medicine, etc.

Content area Universal Healthcare
Number of participants 30
Participant hours involved 3.5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $30
Project funding Medical school funds,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The project was advertised through flyers posted in the medical school buildings. It was also advertised through school's e-mail system to all the medical students and faculties.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Although the event was planned a long time ago, the setup was prepared in a very short time because the showing time was changed to substitute a canceled event. If I would do it over again, I would involve more AMSA members for ideas of setting up and dec