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A Match Made in Cyberspace: Applicant Perspectives on Residency Application (2020-2021)

Authors: Shirley Chen, B.S.1*; Melanie Schroeder, B.S.2*; Natasha Topolski, B.S.3; Emelyn Zaworski, B.S.4; Kseniya Anishchenko, B.A.5; Shyon Parsa, B.S.6; Christina Zhu, B.S. B.A.7; Esther Bae, B.S.8; Whitney Stuard, Ph.D.9; Jay Patel, B.S.10; Shanon Quach, B.S.11; Sahar Panjwani, B.S.12; Thomas Kun Pak, M.D., Ph.D.13⇞   The COVID-19 pandemic caused a paradigm shift in the residency application...

Pilot Business & Medicine Course to Address the Dire Need for a Business Education at Undergraduate Level

By Daniella Shamalova OMS III, Aidan Papalia OMS III,  Jonathan Muratori OMS III, Gregory Saggio, DO   Part of the AMSA Medical Education Blog Series of 2021-2022   From an outsider’s perspective, the modern medical system may appear to be purely clinical; consisting solely of interactions between healthcare providers and their patients. However, in reality,...

AMSA’s Medical Students for Gun Safety Campaign

AMSA’s Medical Students for Gun Safety Campaign is delighted to announce that we have published our first gun violence prevention curriculum guide, titled Integrating Firearm Safety into Medical School Curricula! Developed by members of the MSGS Steering Committee, this guide provides numerous resources for getting started on including gun violence prevention into your own school....

DACA Medical Students’ Mental Health and A Precarious Future


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By: Oscar Cazares, 2020-2021 AMSA Wellness and Student Life Programming Coordinator Oscar Cazares is a Post-Baccalaureate student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He holds a dual degree in Psychology and Biology with a Medical Humanities minor from UTRGV. What is DACA? DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a policy...