2012 AMA-MSS Annual Meeting Highlights
Over 600 medical students attended this year’s AMA-MSS Annual Assembly Meeting, held June 14-16, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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The assembly considered more than 40 items of business and drafted a preliminary Reference Committee report utilizing testimony presented online in a virtual reference committee.
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, keynote speaker Jeffrey W. Bailet, MD, president of Aurora Medical Group, presented "Follow Your Passion: Leading Change is a Contact Sport.”
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 16th. Specialty representatives provided an introduction to their specialty and offered materials to help medical students with their career decision-making.
National Service Project
On June 15, nearly 60 medical students and physicians participated in a Doctors Back to School Career and Wellness event at Malcom X College as part of the AMA-MSS national service project. The medical students educated Chicago-area high-schoolers about the AMA's Healthier Life Steps™ Program, which is the focus of the section's national service project.
Governing Council Elections
Congratulation to the 2012–13 AMA-MSS Governing Council members:
- LeAnne Roberts, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Chair
- Michael C. Lubrano, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Vice Chair
- Eugene B. Cone, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Delegate
- Abby Daniel, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Alternate Delegate
- Alexandra Eliot Norcott, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, At-large Officer
- David Savage, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Speaker
- Raymond Tsai, Stanford University School of Medicine, Vice Speaker
In addition, Malini Daniel of Stanford University School of Medicine began her term as medical student representative on the AMA Board of Trustees at the close of the Annual Meeting.