AMA-MSS Region 4 Meetings
2013 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting
The 2013 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting was held Jan. 25-27, 2013, in Columbia, S.C., hosted by the AMA-MSS at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Nearly 100 students gathered to hone their advocacy skills at the Region's "Hands on Advocacy" meeting. Highlights included keynote speaker Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, some rousing health care jeopardy, and a speech on the importance of organized medicine by President-Elect of the South Carolina Medical Association, Dr. Bruce Snyder.
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2012 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting
The 2012 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting was held Jan. 13-15, 2012, in Davie, Fla., hosted by the AMA Medical Student Section at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Over sixty-five medical students attended the Conference in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. At the conference, students had the opportunity to talk with local physicians and meet medical students from across the southeastern United States. Conference attendees learned about the current political and economical issues facing healthcare, the projected cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, outcomes of creating Accountable Care Organizations and various topics about international medicine. They also attended a leadership skills workshop, had a meeting on loan repayment options, learned how to practice MacGyver medicine and were taught how to more effectively write resolutions and lobby for patient advocacy. Many students also helped the elderly play bingo at the Regional service project and competed in the Research Symposium. All in all, it was a great conference weekend.