Let the Games Begin: A Dose of Competition is Just What the Doctor Ordered

August 13, 2017

Medical Students to Participate in Sim Challenge and Other Real-Life Scenarios

Media Contact:
Jennifer Junda, Director Member Marketing
American Medical Student Association
Phone: (703) 665-4626
Email: pr@amsa.org

Sterling, VA –January 4, 2017: With less than eight weeks until the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) hosts its annual convention and exposition in Washington, D.C., the most sought after sessions for medical students are starting to fill quickly.

Medical students work tirelessly learning the ins and outs of gathering information, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients in everyday and life or death scenarios. AMSA is giving these physicians-in-training the rare opportunity to put the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired to the test in its team Sim Challenge at this year’s convention and exposition.  Each team will be presented with a clinical case that requires students to not only put their knowledge and clinical skills to work but to use critical communication and teamwork skills necessary to solve these real-life scenarios.

These competitions put the pressure on students to think fast, work together and correctly evaluate and diagnose valid clinical cases. While this time it’s a game, in their residencies and beyond it won’t be. The winning team will be offered the chance to compete in the European simulation competition in June 2017, Paris, France. Space is limited for this popular two-day event. Individuals or teams of medical students may sign up at amsaconvention.org/sim-challenge.

Recognizing these physicians-in-training won’t just face clinical cases in their education and careers, AMSA is also offering the chance for them to participate in other valuable challenges during the Momentum session at convention. For two hours, students will work with peers, under the guidance of subject matter experts, to understand and learn about managing challenges that dive into ethical dilemmas, forensic medicine and the Match. Momentum is the chance for the intellectually curious student to touch on subjects to which they may not otherwise be exposed until presented with a real-life situation. Space is limited for this session. Medical students attending convention may sign up at amsaconvention.org/momentum.

For more information about the AMSA Annual Convention and Exposition, visit amsaconvention.org.

About AMSA:

AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. To learn more about AMSA, our strategic priorities, or joining the organization, please visit us online at http://www.amsa.org.