AMA Wire

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For Medical Students

AMA-MSS meeting features service, education events

Nearly 600 medical students attended this year's AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Assembly Meeting, which took place June 14–16.

The assembly considered more than 40 items of business and held more than 25 education 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."

About 50 specialties represented in the AMA House of Delegates attended the ninth annual AMA-MSS Medical Specialty Showcase, which took place June 16. Specialty representatives provided an introduction to their specialty and offered materials to help medical students make decisions about their careers.

Also 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.

Visit the AMA Annual Meeting website to view coverage of the Medical Specialty Showcase and the Doctors Back to School event.

The 2012–2013 AMA-MSS Governing Council members are:

  • 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, Stanford University School of Medicine, will begin her term as medical student representative on the AMA Board of Trustees at the close of the Annual Meeting.

Apply by June 30 for seats on AMA-MSS committees

Get more involved with the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) by applying for an open position on one of its standing committees. Each year, the AMA-MSS Governing Council appoints AMA medical student members to serve one-year terms on the committees. Applications for 2012–13 are due June 30; the AMA-MSS will fill the committees in early July.

Learn more about each committee and download an application.