AMA-MSS Region 7 Meetings
The 2013 AMA-MSS Region 7 Meeting was held Jan. 11-12, 2013, in Syracuse, N.Y., hosted by the AMA-MSS at SUNY Upstate. The theme was: Alternative Careers in Medicine: Moving Beyond the Clinic.
Contact Karan Desai, AMA-MSS Region 7 Vice Chair with any questions.
2012 AMA-MSS Region 7 Meeting
The 2012 AMA-MSS Region 7 Meeting was held Jan. 6-7, 2012, in New York, NY, hosted by the AMA Medical Student Section at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The theme was: What's Broken and How WE Can Fix It. Students from across Region 7 started the weekend started with a social and community service event at the Pourhouse on the Upper West side. At the event they gave out coasters with easy tips for staying active and at the end of the night, 15% of the tab went to charity. Members were able to catch up with friends and meet new students. MSS Chair T.R. Eckler led off the day with a talk on why he became and stayed involved in the AMA. The Improvements in Medicine portion of the day started with a talk by Dr. Robert Sideli, the Chief Information Officer of Columbia University Medical Center. He helped participants think through the problems in medicine, how to relate them to other fields, and ways to approach solving these problems. He used a combination of studies, news articles, and experience from medicine and other fields. Everyone walked away feeling incredibly inspired, and many reported this was their favorite part of the day. Next, the MSS Committee on Economics & Quality in Medicine led a role-playing exercise where participants applied some of the concepts Dr. Sideli discussed. After lunch, all transitioned to more focused workshops led my AMA-MSSers. MSS Vice Chair Megan Gayeski led off with an icebreaker that tested drawing skills, and resulted in some hilarious outcomes. A panel of current and future MSS GC led an MSS campaign school session. Another option during the afternoon was an advocacy session led by T.R. Eckler. This was followed by a community service planning session for Miles for Healthier Lifestyles. CJ Cancino, the Region 7 membership chair, led a session showing some of the research he had been doing on membership and recruitment. Along with Sam MacKenzie, CJ is working on putting together a group to focus on ways to improve sustainability of recruitment over the years. Workshops were wrapped up with Resolution Writing led by Regional Delegates Gene Cone and Rob Viviano. The day ended with a quick business meeting led by Region VII Chair Stephanie Pritchard, where Region VII members interested in running for a GC position were introduced and expanding of the Region 7 board was discussed.
2011 AMA-MSS Region 7 Meeting
The 2011 AMA-MSS Region 7 Meeting was held Feb. 25-26, 2011, in Boston, hosted by the AMA-MSS chapter at Tufts University School of Medicine. Students from across New England and New York traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for the annual Region 7 Meeting. Attendees hit the town on Friday evening for a combined social/community service event. Throughout the evening, they passed out drink coasters featuring fun ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. The night concluded with appetizers and socializing at Jillian’s. The following morning, attendees met at Tufts University School of Medicine to learn about Active Citizenship. The day featured an enlightening presentation by GL Advisor and an engaging address by AMA-MSS graduate, Dr. Travis Meyer. Following these discussions, attendees were treated to an Active Citizenship Panel featuring experts in Advocacy, Leadership, Community Service and International Service. Finally, students divided into breakout sessions focusing on Leadership, Community Service, Resolution Writing, and Organizing a State Lobby Day. This event was extremely well attended by first time attendees as well as many more seasoned members and offered numerous opportunities for networking, brainstorming, idea sharing, and mentorship.