2012 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting Highlights
Nearly 500 medical students attended this year’s AMA-MSS Interim Meeting, held November 8-10, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Download the complete meeting agenda
The assembly considered 31 resolutions and 5 GC reports at the Interim Meeting and created dynamic policy on a wide range of topics, including support for an increase in health policy fellowships and working to reduce medical student loan interest rates. Additionally, the medical student delegates and alternate delegates supported 11 MSS resolutions in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD). The following documents provide a detailed account of all actions taken by the MSS Assembly and the HOD on these medical student issues:
The MSS meeting consisted of more than 20 educational programs. These programs covered a range of topics including leadership development, cultural competency, patient navigators, and community service.
Medical Specialty Showcase
The MSS held its tenth annual research symposium in conjunction with the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) and the International Medical Graduates Section (IMG). More than 180 students participated in the event.The AMA-MSS awarded poster winners in the following eight categories:
- Biochemistry/cell biology – Arasi Kavin Arasar, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
- Cancer biology – Jimmy Yao, Albany Medical College
- Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Improvement – Kelly Regan, Ohio State University and Rajani Sharma, UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School Camden
- Immunology/infectious disease/inflammation – Warren Pan, University of Michigan Medical School
- Neurobiology/neuroscience – Danielle Zheng, New York University School of Medicine
- Public Health and Epidemiology – Roman Krivochenitser
- Radiology/Imaging – Anna Brown, Duke University School of Medicine
- Surgery/biomedical engineering – Thomas Bemenderfer, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Kelly Regan of Ohio State University and Rajani Sharma of UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson tied for the overall winner of the poster competition. Christopher Bailey of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was the overall podium winner. Congratulations to these winners and all who participated for their impressive research.
National Service Project
On Friday, November 9th, the Medical Student Section and the Minority Affairs Section hosted a Doctors Back to School™ program, as the National Service Project. Over 40 medical student and physicians reached out to 100 fourth and fifth grade students at Kaewai Elementary School. The medical students and physicians presented healthy lifestyle choices through various activity stations and discussed how medicine is an attainable career.
The assembly elected Atul Nakhasi of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as AMA-MSS chair-elect and Ryan Ribeira of University of California, Davis School of Medicine as AMA trustee. Their terms will begin in June after the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.