AMSA Convention Call for Program Abstracts- Deadline 7/8
Be a part of shaping Convention! AMSA welcomes program submissions for the 2017 Convention. If you are interested in submitting a program abstract, click the link below. Deadline: July 8, 2016
AMSA UPR SOM Advocates for Reach Every Mother and Child Act
Odemaris Narvaez del Pilar and Natalia Fernández Dávila, of the AMSA chapter at the University of Puerto Rico SOM, recently made headlines (ESP) and were featured (ESP) on Telemundo for their dedicated advocacy efforts on behalf of H.R.3706, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Thanks in no small part to their efforts, the bill has recently found a co-sponsor! We are so proud of AMSA UPR and their leaders for their dedication and strong advocacy.
American Medical Student Association Applauds the SCOTUS Decision on Whole Woman’s Health
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) applauds the decision announced by the Supreme Court of the United States holding (5-3) House Bill 2 (HB2), the notorious TRAP laws, unconstitutional in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Today’s ruling prevents the state of Texas from enacting laws that have no basis in medical evidence, holding that both the admitting privileges and surgical center requirements place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking an abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution. The courts have ensured that these burdensome regulations can no longer be enacted and have done what Hellerstedt claimed HB2 did all along, promote women’s health.
American Medical Student Association Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTQ Community
Sterling, VA – June 12th 2016: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) detests all acts of violence. We believe in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” We have not witnessed this to be upheld, as evidenced during this morning’s events in Orlando at Pulse Nightclub. While we continue to learn the details of this horrific tragedy, there are powerful reverberations throughout the LGBTQ community, during this month dedicated to pride.
Come On A Trip To AMSA Convention
We have some amazing members! Join a group of AMSA international members on their trip to AMSA Convention 2016 and get a taste of what Convention is all about.
US Army at AMSA Convention
We were thrilled to have with us at Convention the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion and the Medical Recruiting Brigade of the US Army. Read all about the excellent clinical skills sessions, medical facility tours, and Exposition display they provided to our attendees.
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.
AMSA Chapter Spotlight
This Month’s Spotlight: American University of Antigua
Learn more about how the AMSA Chapter at AUA networks globally with peer medical students and faculties and serves to foster positive changes in their local community.
AMSA Leader Spotlight
This Month’s Spotlight: Matt Moy, AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow
Read about Matt’s experiences as an AMSA Leader: what motivated him to join AMSA, meaningful AMSA experiences, and advice he would give to other leaders & fellow members.
From The Weekly Consult
The sobering thing doctors do when they die – Washington Post
Though physicians have said in surveys that they would not seek extreme care in their final months of life, new research using Medicare data has found otherwise. [read more]