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Importance of including BIPOC skin lesions in medical training: UMKC medical students lead change in medical curricula

Authors: Deepa Kumar, Osama Kamal Editor: Thomas Pak, Donato Mignones Series of AMSA Medical Education pieces for 2021-2022   Summary The AMSA medical education committee highlights the work of University of Missouri – Kansas City’s medical students in leading change in medical curricula. The UMKC medical students saw a lack of images of skin lesions...

Language Disparities in the U.S. Healthcare System

This post was created in partnership between AMSA’s Global Health Action Committee and AMSA Partner Canopy Learn. “No puedo respirar,” she said at the other end of the phone line. Lucia’s son would normally accompany her to primary care visits to act as a translator. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made this impossible. “Can you call...

Supporting Medical Students Enduring Racial Trauma

Author: Kelsey Brown, Medical Student at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University This post is one of a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee   Black people in America are experiencing trauma: physical, mental, emotional and vicarious trauma. The trauma stems from the rampant racial discrimination that Black people...

Survey of AMSACon 2020 Attendees Finds COVID-19 is Changing How Med Students Study

By: The Merck Manuals Editorial Staff AMSACon2020 was a little different than conferences in previous years. Given the realities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference was entirely virtual – the first of its kind. Students, medical professionals, leading medical institutions found new ways to connect and learn. But COVID-19’s impact on medical students...