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Daily Routine

You know, going into third year rotations, you are constantly reminded that this is the year. This is the year when you start practicing medicine. It’s also the year you join the ranks of jaded healthcare professionals. Like the other students, I shrugged it off—this would never be a part of me. The residents I’ve...

Bouncing Back from a Rejection Letter

By Anna Simperova You turned in your AMCAS application last June, making sure your letters of recommendation were stellar, your extracurriculars were exceptional, and your MCAT and GPA metrics were on the competitive side. As the months passed by, however, your inbox received one rejection letter after another. After all the negative news, you may...

2016 AMSA Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to all our award winners this year! LGBT Health Achievement Award Presented Thursday, March 31, 2016 GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality and AMSA established the LGBT Health Achievement Award to recognize a medical school, student group, or individual student for exemplary achievement in advocating the inclusion of LGBT health issues or concerns within...

Systemic Disease–Bias in Medicine and how YOU can make a difference

Systemic Disease is an online platform seeking to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of bias in medicine and facilitate student advocacy efforts. As healthcare providers-in-training, we recognize that openly discussing bias is a crucial first step to counter it. Everyone holds implicit biases that can cause us to make automatic judgments without the intention to...