The AMSA Activism Update

Advocating effectively for yourself as a student, for your future patients, and for your communities can seem like an impossible undertaking. There’s so much in the world that needs change, and it can be hard to know where to start. We’re kicking off a The AMSA Activism Update this year led by our 2020 AMSA-KP Education and Advocacy Fellow, Mattie Renn, with the support of our leaders across all of the various AMSA Action Committees and Campaigns. Join us for panels, Q&As, and just enlightening discussion around the topics that AMSA is working on this year—at the intersection of medical education reform, civic engagement, COVID-19, and health justice, equity and access.

We’re hosting prestigious speakers with a wide variety of expertise in order to bring you the information that you need to be an effective advocate and activist. See past sessions below, and sign up for updates to receive notice of upcoming discussions.

Next Updates

Join us for a discussion regarding mental health in medical education — The Hidden Cost of Medical School, on 09/02. We will be joined by Dr. Srijan Sen of the University of Michigan and Dr. Mona Masood of the Physician Support Line. This conversation will be moderated by our Wellness and Student Life Action Committee to kick off their Suicide Prevention Awareness Month! Sign up here to receive the meeting information.

Previous Updates

Social Justice is Public Health: AMSA Activism Update with Daphne Frias

If You’re a Physician, You’re an Activist   “It’s inherently the duty of anyone who’s going into the health care field to be an activist, not […]

Immigrant Health, Detention, and COVID-19

AMSA recently hosted a panel discussing immigrant health rights, detention, and COVID-19.  A video recording of the hour-long event is available to view. A transcript of […]

Racial Inequity in American Healthcare

A panel of doctors met virtually on June 17 to discuss various topics related to racial inequity in healthcare, including social determinants of health, unconscious bias […]