by Rohini Kousalya Siva, MD, MPH, MS, National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Once a year, we come together as a diverse force of future physicians banded together with a common goal: to make positive change in healthcare. To dare to envision a better realm of medicine — to overcome barriers that stand in the way of health equity and accelerate lasting change. Justice. Inclusion. Dare to blaze the path forward with us as we become the architects of a brighter tomorrow, and we invite you to join us on this inspiring journey.
At Future Physicians for Change, we don’t just talk about change; we are the change. As you enter our world, you’ll find yourself on the forefront of a revolution in healthcare. It’s a place where the status quo is challenged, where barriers are shattered, and where dreams of a fairer, more inclusive medical field take flight.
This isn’t just a conference; it’s an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself. It’s a space where daring visionaries gather to craft a future where healthcare knows no bounds.
Join us, and dare to be the spark that blazes the path forward toward a brighter, more equitable world. Dare to dream, dare to act, and dare to be an instrumental part of the change. The journey begins at Future Physicians for Change.
Date: May 30 – June 1, 2024
Location: Washington, D.C.’s Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
This year, AMSA is proud to co-host the Future Physicians for Change conference with six other prominent medical student organizations, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), Medical Students for Choice (MSFC), Medical Students for Sustainable Future (MS4SF), South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA), Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS), including International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), and potentially more. By uniting our forces, we aim to create an event that transcends boundaries, fostering collaboration and dialogue among the brightest minds in the medical community.
1. Residency and Specialty Fair
Engage directly with program directors, inquire about away rotations, application processes, and gain insights into what programs/specialties are looking for. This isn’t your average job fair for aspiring physicians—it’s a dynamic showcase crafted exclusively for future leaders in medicine.
2. SIM Challenge
Teams of 4-5 students will compete in a series of simulated clinical scenarios requiring medical knowledge, clinical skills, teamwork, and communication.
3. Poster Session
Present your research project to a VIP panel of AMSA experts and leaders at Future Physicians for Change. Showcase your work, hone your public speaking skills, network with influencers, and boost your CV. Plus, win prizes if you nail it!
4. Advocacy Day on the Hill
On May 30th, 2024, we will lift our voices as future physicians to the Senate, educating and advocating for the kind of healthcare system we want to work in and the healthcare we want for our patients, families, and communities.
AND WAIT–there’s MORE!
Collaboration with AMOpportunities
We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with AMOpportunities (AMO). This year, AMSA and AMO have teamed up to provide exclusive two-week clinical rotations to attendees of the Future Physicians for Change Conference. These rotations, available either before or after the conference, offer a unique clinical experiences in the medical field.
- Rotation Dates: May 13–24 or June 3–14, 2024
- Cost: $1500
- Registration: https://fp4change.org/register/
AMO will be offering 30 two-week rotations across the U.S. in over 70 specialties, allowing you to tailor your clinical experience to match your interests. This incredible opportunity is a chance to apply the knowledge gained at the conference in a real-world setting, further enriching your understanding of the medical landscape.
Be the Change
Future Physicians for Change is not just a conference; it’s a movement. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the transformation of healthcare, to challenge the norms, and to be an active participant in shaping the future of medicine.
As we converge in Washington, D.C., let us unite under the banner of change. Let us be the architects of a healthcare system that knows no bounds, where inclusivity reigns supreme, and where each voice, including yours, makes a resounding impact.
Dare to dream, dare to act, and dare to be an instrumental part of the change. The journey begins at Future Physicians for Change. We look forward to welcoming you to this unparalleled experience that promises to redefine the future of medicine.
Register for all the above and more at https://fp4change.org/register/.