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AMA Announces 2011 App Challenge Finalists

For immediate release:
Aug. 31, 2011

CHICAGO Today, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the finalists of the 2011 AMA App Challenge, and AMA members can vote for their favorite app idea until September 30, 2011.

“Hundreds of physicians, residents and medical students sent us their ideas in the first-ever AMA App Challenge, and now AMA members have the opportunity to decide which ideas the AMA will develop as the next great medical app,” said AMA Chair-Elect Steven J. Stack, M.D.

Earlier this year, U.S. physicians, residents and medical students were invited to submit their unique app ideas for a chance to have the AMA bring it to life. Out of the hundreds of submitted ideas, 10 have been selected as finalists. AMA members can vote for one idea in the physician category and one idea in the resident/fellow/medical student category.

The 2011 AMA App Challenge finalists represent a variety of states and specialties, and their app ideas tackle a broad range of issues that physicians, residents and medical students often face in their daily routines.

Two winners will be selected, one from the resident/fellow/medical student category and one from the physician category. The winners will each receive $2,500 in cash and prizes, plus a trip for two to New Orleans for the grand unveiling of their winning idea at the AMA’s semi-annual policymaking meeting in November. Winners will be announced in November.

For more information on the 2011 AMA App Challenge or to learn more about the finalists’ 10 ideas, visit www.ama-assn.org/resources/amaidealab/vote.shtml .



Shannon O’Brien
AMA Media Relations
(312) 464-4443

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