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.
The Next Update
Wednesday, February 3rd, our next Activism Update will take place in coordination with our Health Care for All Campaign. Join us for Post Inauguration Healthcare Breakdown: The Past, Present & Future of the ACA. We’ll speak with Dr. Manisha Sharma and explore the current healthcare landscape under the Biden administration.
Manisha Sharma, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family medicine physician, who works at the juncture of patient care, social justice, health policy, and innovation. She is committed to “being the change” in how healthcare is delivered in the United States. In the summer of 2018, Dr. Sharma joined Community Health Group, a nonprofit Managed Care Organization designing social and structural impacts on health programs to serve 250,000+ Medicaid and Medicare members of the San Diego area. She has served as the Interim Chief Medical Officer and currently serves as the Medical Director.
Join AMSA and Dr. Sharma in an informative discussion about the future of the ACA, and learn how to advocate for affordable and accessible healthcare under the new administration!