Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
News for Young Physicians
Register for the next AMA-YPS meeting, set for November in Hawaii
Details about this year's AMA Young Physicians Section Interim Assembly Meeting, including information about travel arrangements, are now available online. The meeting will take place Nov. 8–10 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Register (AMA login required) for the meeting by Oct. 22. After this date, you will have to register on site in Honolulu.
Resolutions are due Oct. 8 via email to Jane Ascroft of the AMA. Also, email her if you are interested in serving on an AMA-YPS committee for the meeting.
Debt load remains high for medical school graduates
Medical education debt continues to burden medical students and medical school graduates, according to a recent American Medical News story. Allopathic students graduate with an average debt level of $162,000, according to the latest data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Reducing medical student debt is a priority for the AMA, which continues to advocate on this issue and encourage innovations to reduce debt levels.