AMSA: Building on the Past Year and Plans for 2021

January 20, 2021

This past year was full of challenges no one could have seen coming. A raging pandemic with over 400,000 dead that is still not under control, frontline workers and trainees left to fight without crucial tools, assaults on science and public health, an overhaul to medical education, a national reckoning for racial injustice, and threats…


Your Brand is One of the Keys to Getting into Medical School

January 15, 2021

As a member of AMSA, you already have a competitive advantage when it comes to applying to medical school. However, your brand, which applicants almost never even think about despite its importance, is the first thing you should figure out to differentiate yourself from all the other highly qualified applicants. Your brand must be supported…


AMSA Statement on Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

January 07, 2021

The AMSA Board of Trustees, National President Dr. Ali Bokhari, and Education and Advocacy Fellow Mattie Renn released the following statement on yesterday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Along with the rest of the nation, we watched with horror as the events at the Capitol unfolded on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. For generations, many of…


Mental health in Latin America

January 05, 2021

Authors: Juan Carlos Brea Minier, student at Technological Institute of Santo Domingo Carla Lee Kim, student at Technological Institute of Santo Domingo Priscila Hernandez, student at Technological Institute of Santo Domingo This post is a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee.  Is mental health really important for Latin American society? The…


AMSA Stands in Solidarity with the World Health Organization (WHO)

December 23, 2020

By: Keya Shah, Peter Papaioannou, and Mariana Ndrio On July 7, the Trump Administration announced that the U.S. would formally withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a major step backward, especially during our country’s crucial battle against COVID-19. Not only does the WHO play a leadership role in global health emergencies such…


Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients

December 14, 2020

AMSA’s Environmental Health Action Committee recently hosted an AMSA Activism Update where we learned how the health of our planets and patients are interconnected. Read the summary and watch the video below!   The quality of our health depends less on the quality of our health care system than on the environment we live in….

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