AMSA Programs & Events
At AMSA Convention & Exposition: Prepare yourself – your future is now!
AMSA Annual Convention & Exposition will bring together medical and premedical students from all around the world for four days of networking, learning and having fun. Join us in Washington DC on Feb 23 – 26, 2017 to practice medical skills, advocate for health care on behalf of your future patients and prepare for the Match!
Registration closes on February 15! Register today!
Join AMSA’s team of National Leaders: Apply now!
Unlike any other medical student organization, AMSA is governed entirely by student leaders–future physicians like YOU! Are you ready to make a difference? Join AMSA’s team of National Leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to become a leader in medicine and effect change in health care; plus, you’ll stand out among your peers during the application and interview process. The 2017-2018 leadership applications are now open. Submit an application today!
News & Announcements
Tell Us about Yourself – Master Your Interviews
You’re wearing your best suit. You’re rested. You’ve waited four, eight, nine plus years for this moment – the moment that determines the path your future
will take. You shake hands, sit down and hear the words you knew were coming. “Tell us about yourself.”
American Medical Student Association Calls on Elected Officials to Protect Patients
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has a mission that is built upon our members’ commitment to advocate for the improvement of healthcare and healthcare delivery to all people. We believe that healthcare is a human right and, as such, we will always advocate for the rights of our patients.
Let the Games Begin: A Dose of Competition is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Medical students work tirelessly learning the ins and outs of gathering information, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients in everyday and life or death scenarios. AMSA is giving these physicians-in-training the rare opportunity to put the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired to the test in its team Sim Challenge at this year’s convention and exposition.
Resident Doctors Face Risk as Work Hours Increase Again – AMSA Responds
The dangers of excessively long shifts may soon become a re-born reality if the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) decides to pass the proposed revisions to the Common Program Requirements that address the resident work environment.
AMSA Participates in Careers in Health Care Campaign
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Careers in Health Care campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to bridge the gap we’re seeing in the industry, showcase the amazing opportunities that are available to students exploring what their career options are and highlight the many ways to achieve a medical degree or certification. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on December 2nd 2016 and is published online. For the full campaign, visit: futureofhealthcarenews.com.
Read the article by AMSA’s National President Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., HERE
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.
AMSA and i-Human Launch “Diagnose my Disease” Contest
The winner of the I-Human “Diagnose My Disease” competition for December is Jennifer Cipullo of the University of Pittsburgh SOM. The evaluation criteria is weighted towards patient assessment more so than whether the correct diagnosis was identified.
Learn more about what these are by playing the case again in learning mode and watching the diagnostic reasoning videos available from the “?” button in the upper right corner of the case. These videos will help you improve your performance on forthcoming cases.
AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory
Since the first edition was published in 1984, the AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory has been a popular AMSA resource. Now as a searchable mobile-friendly online directory, it is conveniently accessible from all devices. Use this directory as a tool for information on global health programs and organizations for worldwide discovery and service. Visit AMSA IHO
From AMSA ad lib Podcast
“Med school for free? Inside Uniformed Services”
Medical school comes at a high cost; are you ready to take on over $150,000 in debt? Maybe you don’t have to. In fact, you could leave with none at all. Joining the armed forces is one way to have your medical school paid for in its entirety, but what’s the trade-off? Listen Now
From Weekly Consult
“Which physician specialties are happiest?” –Becker’s Hospital Review
Could your specialty affect your happiness level, inside and outside of work? See which specialties topped the list of happiest doctors. Read More