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AMA-MSS Meeting Agenda

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Meeting Agenda Highlights



Creating the next generation of student leaders and student-led movements
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in San Francisco Room

In hopes of creating the next generation of student leaders and student-led movements, the MSS is holding a members-only professional training on effective involvement in advocacy on contemporary healthcare issues. The two-hour seminar will help students foster relationships with like-minded activists, obtain professional-level training, and develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to have an impact on issues of societal importance. Upon completion of the training, participants will become the first-ever class of MSS Advocacy Champions, a new initiative by the MSS to reinvigorate the medical student voice in current healthcare and public health discussions. Thirty students will be accepted into this program.

Training Content:

  1. Introductory remarks
  2. Campaign Message and Strategy – 30 minutes
  3. Strategic Integration of Digital Media – 30 minutes
  4. Mobilization & Grassroots Organizing Strategy – 30 minutes
  5. Mock Exercise – 30 minutes

The application deadline has passed.


Inspire the next generation of African American, Hispanic and Native American physicians at the "AMA Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness Event"
Friday, Jun. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Carson Elementary School)

Join members of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and the Medical Student Section (MSS) by sharing your passion for your profession with over 600 elementary students at the Rachel Carson Elementary School. This community outreach event is a part of the AMA-MAS’s Doctors Back to School™ program which was created to attract more historically underrepresented students to consider careers in medicine and the MSS’s National Service Project which features health and wellness education/activities. Everyone attending the AMA Annual Meeting is invited to participate in this inspiring event.

  • Transportation will be provided. Volunteers will depart from the Hyatt Regency Chicago (East tower entrance) at 7:30 a.m. and will return at the latest by 12:00 p.m.
  • Bring your scrubs and stethoscope.
  • Kindly register for the meeting and event before June 4 and select the “Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness program” listed under the “Other Events” list under Friday, June 14. If you already registered for the meeting but did not check off the NSP attendance box, please email MSS with your full name to be added to the list.

See you at Carson Elementary!

JAMA Presentation: How to Get Published
Friday, Jun. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in Acapulco Room

MSS Project Symposium
Friday, Jun. 14 from 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, Jun. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

The AMA-MSS Community Service Committee invites local AMA medical student sections, Section Involvement Grant “Event of the Month” winners, and candidates for the AMA-MSS School of the Year to participate in the AMA-MSS Project Symposium. The Symposium allows schools to showcase their recruitment, community service, education/local section development and National Service Project events. Bring a poster board, slide presentation, or scrapbook album to show off what you have accomplished! The deadline to submit your entry is Monday, June 10. The Symposium will be available from Friday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 15 11:30 a.m. Please stop by to vote for Best Overall Presentation! Local sections NOT participating in the Event of the Year award or School of the Year Award, will be eligible for Best Overall Presentation. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of General Assembly on Saturday.

Innovations in Medicine
Friday, Jun. 14, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Riverside East Exhibit Hall

This special program, will feature speakers who will create an intellectual chemistry that captures the audience's imagination and triggers exciting conversations during breaks and social time throughout the Annual Meeting. Speakers will share inspiring and thought-provoking talks that will focus on innovations across health care and medicine. Don't miss it!

AMA Welcome Reception - Announcing Grant Awardees for Accelerating Change in Medical Education
Friday, Jun. 14, 7:00 pm. - 9:00 p.m. (Chicago Cultural Center)

Mingle with your colleagues and find out which of the proposals to transform medical education submitted by more than 80 percent of the nation's medical schools have been selected as part of the AMA's $10 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. Hear details about the grant awardees during this festive evening of lively conversation, food, drink and relaxation. Make sure to bring your name badge to gain entry.


Health Care's Transparency Revolution – Keynote Presentation: Marty Makary, MD
Saturday, Jun. 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Regency A-C

New York Times bestselling author and Johns Hopkins Surgeon Marty Makary MD, MPH discusses his newest book, Unaccountable: What Hospital's Don't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Healthcare. Dr. Makary is co-developer of the Surgical Checklist and he chaired the W.H.O. working group to measure surgical quality worldwide. He serves as medical commentator for CNN and FOX News and speaks nationally on common-sense reforms for healthcare.

3rd Biannual Business Clothing Drive & Regional Competition
Friday, June 14, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Don't forget to bring business clothes to donate for this meeting's clothing drive! Donations may range from traditional clothing (shirts, pants, skirts, blazers, etc.) to accessories (shoes, ties, belts, unused hosiery, etc.) to unopened make-up. Items will be donated to “The Cara Program”, an intensive job-training program that helps individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find and maintain a job. The region that collects the most items will receive the “When Pig’s Fly” perpetual trophy. Contact Alex Norcott for more information.

Tenth Annual Medical Specialty Showcase
Saturday, Jun. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Held each year in conjunction with the AMA-MSS Annual Meeting, the AMA-MSS Medical Specialty Showcase provides medical students with the comprehensive information they need to guide them through the residency selection process. The Showcase generally features exhibits by nearly 50 medical specialty societies. Make sure you pick up a Showcase Passport and get at least 10 signatures. The first 25 students to submit their completed passport will receive an AMA logo item (e.g. book bag, scrub pants, water bottle, picnic blanket)!