AMSA in the News
Mentorship Program Provides Ready Support to Med Students
Medical school exerts its toll on students—financially, physically, and psychologically. So when they seek outside help navigating these turbulent waters, the last thing these students need is added pressure. AMSA, being keenly aware of this, has launched a mentorship program for that very purpose. Read More
Attend AMSA Conferences …at Prices You Can Afford!
AMSA is committed to helping you stay up-to-date and informed – at prices you can afford. That’s why we are proud to offer you discounts on your registration fees this fall. Whether you are thinking about medical school, or are already in a residency program, our top-notch educational opportunities are offered in various locations around the country. Join our expert speakers and connect with your peers to engage in a variety of formats, debate emerging issues in healthcare; explore clinical skills-building, grow personally and professionally, and much more. Learn More
Coffee Talks: Superficial Personal Statements?
Some med students are inspired by family member physicians, others by their own experiences. No matter what brought you to med school, your personal statement needs to reflect who you really are, not what you think programs want to hear. Hear some tips in this video, and determine if you need help to take the superficial out of your statement. To hone in on the elements of your personality to highlight in your personal statement, take AMSA’s online Self-Awareness Assessment. Learn More
Free AMSA Self-Assessments: Interview Readiness
One candidate was asked what was in the trunk of her car. Another had no hardball questions and couldn’t believe how well things went. There’s no way to know what situation will present itself, but there are ways to prepare so you can keep cool. Take this quiz to learn how well your instincts will help during this critical phase of your training journey! Learn More
News & Announcements
AMSA National Recognizes Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes
To AMSA family affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Stay safe. AMSA National is here for you. Read AMSA Board of Trustees member Ton La, Jr.’s account of Hurricane Harvery’s landfall in Houston here. Share your story, or let us know what you are doing to aid those in your community. Reach out on social media @AMSANational on Twitter, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMSA Joins Amicus Brief to Call for VA Support of Surgical Treatment for Transgender Veterans with Gender Dysphoria
AMSA joined seven other health professional organization global leaders in filing an amicus brief in the federal appeals court in a case against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. These groups, collectively representing the voices of millions of interprofessional health care providers from physicians, medical students, and physician assistants and students, to nurses and interdisciplinary public health professionals, all argue that the exclusion of medically necessary transition-related surgeries from the VA’s medical benefits package impinges upon medical and mental health professionals’ ability to provide medically necessary care to each veteran patient with gender dysphoria. Learn more
The White Coats Are Coming: AMSA, Doctors Demand “Do No Harm” to GOP Senate Health Bill
AMSA supports health care reform that expands comprehensive coverage and access for all persons living in the United States. In absence of a single-payer system, AMSA views the expansion of Medicaid envisioned in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as an essential step toward increased access to health care and health insurance. Join us in organizing, mobilizing, and demanding that our senators and representatives reject these cuts to the foundations of a healthy America. Learn More
From AMSA ad lib Podcast: “Keeping residency interview travel costs down”
You’re unlikely to attend only one residency interview, and even then, it’s doubtful that it’d be right in your backyard. Traveling for residency interviews adds to the list of those hidden costs around the corner in med school, and sometimes the best way to prepare yourself is by hearing from those who did it before you. Listen Now
From Weekly Consult: “To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach” -The Washington Post
Following a hepatitis outbreak that has led to 16 deaths and almost 300 hospitalizations, San Diego health officials have begun hosing down the streets with chlorine and bleach, in addition to giving free vaccines and installing hand-washing stations around the city. Read More