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“Being homeless is not an easy thing.”

By: Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership (RIMNP) “Being homeless is not an easy thing.” These words are so simple, yet they carry so much truth. They were said to us by a woman who has spent decades living on the street, who has been robbed and assaulted numerous times, who must exceed an alcohol breathalyzer test...

AMSA Mobilizes for World AIDS Day!

This World AIDS Day AMSA Chapters across the country held events at their school, rallies at their Capitols, and legislative visits with their elected officials urging them to scale up treatment to end the AIDS epidemic! This is a particularly important time since we are fighting hard to restore funding to a vital US AIDS...

3 Things Every Pre-Med Should Know

By: Tara Tavakoli Why medicine? That is the question that will forever be asked of aspiring physicians, whether just beginning the pre-medical journey or finally reaching the goal that is matriculating to medical school. No one person has the same answer to this question, nor do they come to their answer by following the same path....

Perspective: The Ethics of Crowdsourcing for Organs

by Rebekah Apple, MA A recent news article, linked to AMSA’s Weekly Consult on November 11, told of a Florida college student currently on the kidney transplant waiting list.  As of today, more than 5,800 Floridians are waiting for an organ transplant, and 122,000 nationwide are on the same list. Living kidney donation offers a...