This month's Chapter Spotlight is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities! AMSA's Chapter at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities strives for all their members to be well-balanced pre-medical students. While having a good MCAT score, GPA, and resume is important to medical school applications, this AMSA chapter believes their members will stand out by their commitment to improving our community and advocating for health locally and globally.
This month's Leader Spotlight is Mackenzie Carlson of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health! Mackenzie joined AMSA in her undergrad to help her prepare for medical school without really knowing what it was all about. She continues to participate in AMSA because she thinks an extremely important part of her medical training is learning how to be a better advocate for her colleagues and patients. AMSA helps her to stay politically involved, and also provides an entire network of people she has become friends with.
From Weekly Consult
"Second USC med school dean resigns, this time over sex harassment payout"The head of USC’s Keck School of Medicine suddenly resigned last week following reports that the school reached a financial settlement years ago with a female researcher who accused him of sexual harassment. This comes only months after the former dean resigned amidst accusations of involvement with sex work and illegal drugs.
From The New Physician
"Transgender Medicine: Top 10 Tips"In walks your third third patient of the day: medium height, medium build, medium-length black hair, charming but shy face and awkward smile - and your quick-fire practiced analysis stops there - frozen, you can't tell if this person is a girl or a boy. You glance at your paperwork. First name: Robin. Last name: Also Unhelpful.
The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.