AMSA in the News
AMSA Scorecard Noted in Paper on Pharmaceutical Detailing Trends
The AMSA Scorecard grades medical schools on the strength of their COI policies that govern the relationships allowable with the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. AMSA released its first scorecard in 2007. The past decade has seen increasing awareness of conflicts of interests between the pharmaceutical industry and prescribing physicians. A JAMA article released May 2, 2017 notes AMSA’s role in this movement.
AMSA Self-Assessments: How Ready Are You for the Match?
AMSA’s free Self-Assessment offers insight on both pinpointing potential areas of improvement and recognizing strengths when it comes to being ready for the Match. Learn More.
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News & Announcements
The American Medical Student Association Marches for Science
On April 22, Earth Day, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) partnered with the March for Science and Earth Day Network to stand in solidarity for science. We understand that science is non-partisan, but that it does affect all parties. Science is the backbone of medicine, of patient safety, environmental health, public health and many more arenas which affect our population’s health in their day-to-day lives. Learn More
AMSA Responds on a National Scale to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
The core of the American Medical Student Association’s mission is to advocate for the improvement of health care and health care-delivery to all people. We believe that health care is a human right and as such, we will always advocate for the rights of our patients; including but not limited to health care. Learn More
Making Time for Medical School Conflict-of-Interest Policy Improvements
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) recently released the 2016 AMSA Scorecard which provided an at-a-glance dashboard of institutional conflict of interest policies at medical schools. The results demonstrated continued improvement in medical school policies throughout the country – confirming the value in disclosing this important information on a regular cadence. Learn More & Find the Scorecard Here
From AMSA ad lib Podcast: “Taking on curriculum reform at your med school”
Medical students at the Yale School of Medicine have recognized the need for understanding sociology and health justice as an important part in the development of physician professional identity, as well as how these principles underscore the social determinants of health that impact patient care. See how they started a health justice elective course at their school. Listen Now
From Weekly Consult: “Eight unusual places where medical students train” -STAT
Clinical rotations are a mainstay in medical education. Training in unusual locations such as the wilderness, in zero gravity, and near the arctic circle offer nontraditional experiences students can’t find in a hospital or health clinic. Read More