AMA Wire

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

For Minority Physicians

Volunteers needed to inspire next generation of minorities in medicine

Volunteers needed to inspire next generation of minorities in medicine

For the Interim Meeting service project, the AMA Medical Student Section and the AMA Minority Affairs Section will reach out this week to 100 Hawaiian fourth and fifth graders during the Doctors Back to School™ program. Volunteers are needed to present healthy lifestyle choices (diet, physical activity, and reducing alcohol and tobacco use) and show how medicine is an attainable career.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Friday at Kaewai Elementary School. Transportation will be provided. Volunteers will depart from the Convention Center at 8:20 a.m. and will return no later than 11:30 a.m.

Medical students should wear their scrubs and physicians should don white coats. Physicians are encouraged to bring other visual aids from their practice setting to engage students (x-rays, reflex hammers, MRIs, organ models, etc.)

Visit the Minority Affairs Section website to view more events and activities.

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting and reception in Hawaii

Join the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) for its business meeting and reception, which will take place Nov. 9 in Honolulu. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Keynote speaker S. Kalani Brady, MD, associate professor of the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, will discuss how to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The meeting also will feature an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

Register onsite or email the AMA-MAS  to receive the MAS meeting agenda book.