2011 AMA-MSS Annual Meeting Highlights
Over 600 medical students attended this year’s AMA-MSS Annual Assembly Meeting, held June 16-18, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
- Download the complete meeting agenda
The assembly considered more than 50 items of business and, for the first time, drafted a preliminary Reference Committee report utilizing testimony presented online in a virtual reference committee. We continue to encourage medical students to join the Medical Student Online Community to participate in discussion of important issues throughout the year: www.ama-assn.org/go/studentcommunity.
The MSS meeting consisted of more than 25 educational programs covering such topics as community service, health care policy and economics and advice for success by residents. In addition, the keynote speaker, Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, Executive Editor of JAMA and Vice President of Scientific Publications at the AMA spoke on “Constant Information and Instant Communication: At the Personal, Patient, and Publication Levels.”
Medical Specialty Showcase
Over 50 specialties represented in the AMA House of Delegates attended the eighth annual AMA-MSS Medical Specialty Showcase, which took place June 18th. Specialty representatives provided an introduction to their specialty and offered materials to help medical students with their career decision-making.
National Service Project
Also June 17th, nearly 40 students participated in a “Health and Fitness Fun” event at Benton House as part of the AMA-MSS national service project. The students educated the public about the AMA’s Healthier Life Steps™ Program, which is the focus of the section’s national service project through 2011. They also facilitated healthy lifestyle activities for participants, including exercise sessions, and body mass index and blood pressure screenings for adults.
Governing Council Elections
Congratulation to the 2011–12 AMA-MSS Governing Council members:
- TR Eckler, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Chair
- Megan Gayeski, University of Michigan Medical School, Vice Chair
- Ryan J. Ribeira, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Delegate;
- Sean Figy, University of Toledo College of Medicine Alternate Delegate;
- Aaron George, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, At-Large Officer;
- Raymond Tsai, Stanford University School of Medicine, Speaker; and
- Grayson Armstrong, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Vice Speaker
In addition, Jordan VanLare of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will begin his term as medical student representative on the AMA Board of Trustees at the close of the Annual Meeting.
Save the Date
The 2011 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting will be held November 10-12, 2011, in New Orleans. Subscribe to the AMA-MSS Announcements listserv to be notified when more information becomes available. We hope to see you there!