An Online Learning Community and Course (October 2016 – February 2017)
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Premedical Scholars Program. Registration is now closed for all courses offered for the 2016-2017 year.
Being a competent physician involves doing well in medical school, passing all your board exams, and correctly assessing patients’ overt symptoms. Being a transformative physician extends beyond simply understanding the biology of disease — it involves contextualizing care to address the social, behavioral, and other factors that contribute to overall wellness. We want YOU to become transformative physicians.
The Premedical Scholars Program will introduce you to the social mission and public health context of medicine. You will learn about topics ranging from the political landscape surrounding US healthcare to the worldwide distribution of infectious diseases, and more.
The course will run from October 2016 through February 2017, and will consist of ten webinar sessions where renowned guest speakers will give a presentation, and then scholars will have a chance to ask questions and to engage in discussion with one another.
We understand that premeds are often swamped with difficult classes and extracurricular activities. Good news — this course is designed to accommodate students’ heavy workloads, not to add more stress! The course meets about twice a month via webinar and requires attendance of at least 80% of sessions. You will be assigned light readings, short videos to watch, and other small assignments to complete before and after each session. No assignment should take more than one hour to complete.
Throughout the course, you will also develop an online lesson (can be a set of brochures, interactive booklet, “white paper”-style write-up, PowerPoint, video, other material, or combination of materials) to teach an underserved patient population about a specific topic. This lesson will serve as your final project, and it has the potential to be presented at AMSA National Convention, to become part of an educational patient health curriculum compiled by the course directors, and to have a real impact on the community.
Why will I LOVE this Scholars Program?
In this Scholars Program, you will have the unique opportunity to learn interactively about issues at the forefront of medicine today, listen and talk to acclaimed healthcare experts, network with fellow premeds around the world, and complete a project that will impact your community. We hope that you will be able to apply your new skills and knowledge beyond this program and through your undergraduate years, medical school, and medical career. And of course, we hope that you have fun along the way! Welcome to the AMSA Premedical Scholars Program!
|AMSA Student Member||$40|
* Non-member fee includes AMSA membership, if applicable