Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
For Medical Students
AMA-MSS Interim Meeting under way this week
The AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) kicks off its Interim Assembly Meeting Thursday through Saturday at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.
The AMA-MSS Assembly will consider more than 60 items of business, and the AMA-MSS will host over 10 educational programs covering topics such as leadership development, advocacy, health policy analysis, community service and more. In addition, the section will hold its 10th Annual AMA Research Symposium with the AMA Resident and Fellow Section and International Medical Graduates Section.
On Friday, medical students will sponsor a national service project with the AMA Minority Affairs Section at Kaewai Elementary School. Students and physicians will reach out to 100 Hawaiian fourth and fifth grade students to present healthy lifestyle choices and show how medicine is an attainable career.
Visit the AMA-MSS Web site for more information about the meeting. Highlights of the meeting will be included in next week's edition of AMA Wire.
Wanted: Medical student rep on NBME panel
Apply by Dec. 1 to serve as the medical student representative on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Advisory Committee.
The committee, consisting of academic and medical associations and medical student organizations, is charged with improving communications and enhancing relationships between the medical education community and the NBME in areas of mutual interest. The NBME governs the licensing exams taken by all medical students and physicians.
The medical student representative's role is to present the AMA Medical Student Section's (MSS) position on important issues and to keep the section informed of changes involving education. Visit the AMA-MSS National Leadership Positions Web page to apply.
Specialty resource guide can help with career decisions
AMA medical student members have exclusive access to a specialty resource guide that can help them choose a career path.
Choosing a Medical Specialty: The AMA's Resource Guide for Medical Students offers detailed snapshots of the most common specialties and subspecialties with data from the Graduate Medical Education Directory, FREIDA Online® and specialty associations. Specialty summaries include skills required to succeed in a specialty, interaction with common types of patients, guidance about work-life balance and more. AMA members can log in to access the guide.