Make the Most of Your Summer

July 22, 2015

By: Kelsey Lyon The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER! We are in the midst of the best three months of every student’s year–the time when they don’t have to worry about how much schoolwork they have to do, the endless hours of cramming that they will…


The Seven Dimensions of Wellness

July 08, 2015

By Kelsey Lyon, OMS II When we think of wellness it is easy to get caught up on the dimensions of wellness that are largely emphasized in the media; the dimensions of physical and emotional wellness. While these are important aspects of personal wellness we must not forget that there are seven dimensions of wellness that…


Out Loud–Raising our Voices for Access to Medicine

July 02, 2015

By Sherie Newcomb The day prior to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) protest in Washington, D.C., I had rehearsed in my head the way I anticipated the day and the votes would unfold. The day of the event I met with another AMSA activist and traveled by train to meet with other global advocates from…


Journal of a Bird-dogger

June 12, 2015

June 5, 2015 A hotel parking lot somewhere outside Chicago It is 1:30AM when we finally roll up to the parking lot of the hotel where we pick up the final member of our bird-dog crew.  Our final destination is Des Moines, Iowa, the site of our first event of the weekend, a meet and greet…


Fast Track–Threatening Access to Medicines Around the World

June 03, 2015

  By: Alison Case, M.D. AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow Health and trade are not traditionally clumped together.  At least, I never had a course in medical school on free trade agreements and intellectual property rights.  It might be expected that one impacts the other only in so far as any other major industry might be…


The Importance of Health to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

March 25, 2015

By: Anna Zelivianskaia M.D. Candidate 2016 – University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Health care is not listed as a basic human right in most constitutions, including our own. Yet I suspect the majority of citizens…

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