This month’s Chapter Spotlight is University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Pre-Medical Chapter! The AMSA UNLV pre-medical chapter strives to prepare future health care providers by arranging a myriad of events for members to attend, which especially encourage early community involvement in order to be acquainted with the needs of the Las Vegas area.
This month’s Leader Spotlight is Pratishtha Chhabra! Pratishtha is a second-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and AMSA's National Secretary. She joined the American Medical Student Association in 2016. She was drawn to AMSA as a means of effecting change, and also as a community of like-minded individuals.
From Weekly Consult
"University could lose millions from “unethical” research backed by Peter Thiel"Southern Illinois University School of Medicine could lose $15 million in federal research funding after the research team began conducting small clinical trials off-shore in the Caribbean. The team got around federal regulations and standard safety protocols for trials using the off-shore location, which has led experts to call the unapproved trial “unethical” and researchers to reject the data from publication.
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.