By: Vivian Concepcion. The process of becoming a physician is a long and exhausting process in which there are a lot of ups and downs. From my point of view it doesn’t require you to be the smartest or most brilliant person in the room; but to be able to be a physician you need for sheer emotional intelligence.
Donation of medical textbooks and journals is a wonderful and easy way to help promote education and autonomy in underserved areas. As a general rule texts and journals should not be more than 8 yrs old or more than one edition old.
A panel of doctors met virtually on June 17 to discuss various topics related to racial inequity in healthcare, including social determinants of health, unconscious bias in medicine, and the experience of being a physician of color.
Why organize a letter writing campaign? Legislators are there on Capitol Hill to represent us, the people. The letter serves to educate the target person/audience about an issue and explains why you feel they should take action for/against that issue.
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Reproductive Health & Politics: 100 Years of Women Shaping History A special virtual event sponsored by the American Medical Student
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Reference mobile applications found to be helpful by first-year medical students that can solidify knowledge presented in the classroom include UptoDate, Taber’s Medical Dictionary, LabGear, and Heart Murmur Pro.
As a child growing up in the 1990’s, no one really talked about getting vaccinated; it was just a routine part of a doctor’s visit. As science and technology have progressed, children around the world have been getting vaccinated more than ever, and two diseases have been eradicated worldwide: smallpox and rinderpest, which infects cattle.
Domestic Medical Chapters If your chapter is not listed, it is because it’s designated as not chartered. Submit Your application to start your own AMSA chapter via our online form to become a chartered chapter.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), almost 30% of medical students suffer from depression or symptoms of depression.In addition, 1 out of 10 medical students report experiencing suicidal thoughts. That means medical students are five times more susceptible to depression than the general population. Why is that?
By: Timothy Dixon. So you’re starting your journey to medical school. Congrats! I am certain there’s quite the cocktail of emotions stirring inside of you comprised of excitement, motivation, and relief, mixed in with a little bit (or a lot) of fear and uncertainty of the unknown.
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The Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) recently allowed public statements from medical students in regards to the potential USMLE Step 1 score change.
Physician Support Line. Medical school can be a particularly challenging time. Physician Support Line offers free and confidential peer support to American physicians and medical students by creating a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues who are uniquely trained in mental wellness and also have similar shared experiences of the profession.
Written by Aliye Runyan, MD, AMSA Reproductive Health Strategist. Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law meant to shut down abortion clinics.We are thankful the Supreme Court held up the right to safe, legal abortion without unnecessary restrictions that only serve to limit access.
Welcome to the ICAM (Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Resource Center! Our mission is to give health professionals-in-training an understanding of the distinct areas of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including how to integrate useful and proven CAM modalities into holistic, patient-centered clinical practice.
Sujay Ratna is a senior at Rutgers University majoring in biology and minoring in sociology and chemistry. Born in India, Sujay loves to travel and has lived in Kansas, Virginia, and New Jersey.
By: Coco Victoria Gomez Tirambulo. Happy Wellness Wednesday, everyone! I recently watched a documentary called The Gut: Our Second Brain on Amazon Prime Video. It was released in 2013 and offers an interesting perspective on how our guts dictate many aspects of our daily lives and how we may not even be in control of our decisions as much as we may like.
Introduction to Language. Transgender is an umbrella term for a diverse group of people—such as trans women (male-to-female) and trans men (female-to-male), genderqueer individuals, and many others—whose gender identity or expression differs from societal expectations of how they should look, act, or identify based on the sex they were assigned at birth.
Dr. Ali Bokhari serves as the President of the American Medical Student Association. Prior to this, he has been involved in organized medicine, most recently as Councilor on the American Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health.
MedSchoolCoach and AMSA are proud to offer AMSA members an exclusive 10% discount up to $400 on all services. MedSchoolCoach is the nation’s premier medical school admissions consulting company. They have helped over 12,000 premedical and medical students through the medical school admissions process.
Canadian Healthcare System Fact Sheet American Medical Student Association Prepared by Kao-Ping Chua, AMSA Jack Rutledge Fellow 2005-2006 History
The AMSA National Office Staff command over 60 years of combined association experience. From running programs and events to coordinating advocacy efforts and more, AMSA Staff bring passion, hard work, and lots of coffee.
AMSA strives to empower physicians-in-training to effect change through education and advocacy. AMSA Leadership Programs are designed to provide students with information not covered in traditional medical school curriculum, sessions are designed to help students develop leadership skills and foster an online learning community of future physicians.
Join us Wednesday, August 5th for a followup to the discussion on the Immigrant Health Rights, Detention, & COVID-19—The Power of a Single Story. Whether you joined our first session on this topic or not, it’s sure to be an enlightening discussion which will bring you the insight and perspective you need to take action.
Figure 1 Quiz of the Week. Three days after a coronary artery bypass grafting, a 55-year-old woman presents with dyspnea, fatigue, and heaviness in the chest. 200 mL of milky white fluid is drained by thoracentesis.
Kristina is a rising M3 at New York Medical College. Prior to attending medical school, she graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Exercise Science.
Kaplan provides AMSA members a stackable discount of 10% off the retail price of a comprehensive MCAT program*. If there is a national promotion or an event discount, AMSA members have the ability to stack their 10% with the national promotion being offered.
Medical Malpractice Insurance for Students Academic Medical Professionals Insurance RRG, LLC. Hospitals and clinics in the United States and throughout the world require medical students to carry medical professional liability insurance (malpractice insurance).
Let’s be honest—medical school years are likely to be some of the toughest you’ll experience. AMSA exists to support you on this journey; to remind you that self-care is essential; to help you synthesize the news, trends and ever-changing landscape of medicine through our magazine (award-winning, mind you) and communications.
Let’s face it, college students have a lot to worry about but medical students have it even worse. Not only do you have to worry about getting good grades in class, the pressures of residency, and getting enough sleep, but you also have to worry about being accepted to a good medical program. In fact, according to a study reported by Anxiety.org, after only the first two months of medical ...
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By: Ali Bokhari, D.O., MPH. AMSA National President 2020-2021. Isaiah Cochran, M.D. AMSA Immediate Past President. The American Medical Student Association stands in solidarity with the millions of Americans mourning George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others marginalized in our communities who have died at the hands of law enforcement over the course of decades.
About Much More Than Dollars And Cents. While it is without question that educational debt places a significant burden on students and their families, it is important to realize that the current system of financing undergraduate medical education has far-reaching implications for the American health care system.
One of many relevant sections of the AMSA PPP: “[AMSA] RECOGNIZES discrimination of any form is a public health concern especially as regards its impact on access to health care, socioeconomic status, exposure to violence, and social isolation and alienation” The death of George Floyd has sparked protests in all 50 states.Floyd is one of many Black Americans who have been killed by the ...