AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Introduction to AMSA
Project type(s) Social Event,Speaker,Recruitment
Date completed 09/2008
Chapter Western Michigan University
Project Coordinator Adam Nemon
Summary of project We invited all of the Pre-medical advisors from our college and the director of the local Kaplan center to speak at our first chapter meeting. They talked about the benefits of being part of an organization like AMSA and the Kaplan/AMSA partnership, highlighting the importance of MCAT preparation.

Content area Recruitment
Number of participants 60
Participant hours involved 1.5 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $50.00
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The event was jointly promoted both by AMSA members and Kaplan. We posted fliers, made announcements in science lectures, had tables at two major beginning of the year events, and sent out numerous emails to biology and chemistry majors via their advisor
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We did a very good job promoting the event and saw triple the attendance of any of our previous meetings. We did not have enough copies of some handouts, and could have set up earlier as the guests started arriving about 30 min early.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Having Kaplan help us promote the event seriously took some of the burden off of the chapter officers, who are all full time students. In exchange we let Kaplan explain the partnership and promote their classes at the beginning of the meeting.