AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title PharmFree Journal Club Talk
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 02/2005
Chapter SABA University SOM
Project Coordinator Sunny Aslam
Summary of project We gave a journal club talk on the pharmaceutical industry. About 70-80 people attended and learned about drug development and marketing, as well as ethical dilemmas they may encounter as physicians.

Content area Pharmaceutical Issues
Number of participants 80
Participant hours involved 81 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $104
Project funding Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We recruited the Ethics professor and he gave his class the option to come in place of two class periods. We also had the usual amount of 20 people for journal club.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions I wish we had a larger room--it was standing room only. Also the food went to fast. We had the talk late and some students were not impressed.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments The students seemed to enjoy the chance to talk about drug issues. Many had experiences they shared and professors also talked about issues that they were concerned about.