Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
For Medical Students
Award open to local AMA medical student sections
Local AMA medical student sections are eligible for the AMA Medical Student Section's (MSS) new "Event of the Month" award, which showcases specific recruitment events coordinated by individual sections.
The AMA's Section Involvement Grant (SIG) program will select one AMA medical student section for the award each month. At the end of the school year, all monthly awards will be showcased in June at the AMA-MSS Annual Assembly Meeting and will be voted on by students for one "Event of the Year" winner.
The most recent monthly winner, for July, is the AMA medical student section at Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station campus for its AMA First Years Recruitment Event. The AMA's SIG program provided funding for appetizers at the event, which was held during orientation before classes started, resulting in an excellent turnout among the first-year class.
Through the SIG program, the AMA-MSS provides an opportunity for local AMA medical student sections to:
- Educate students about the AMA and provide an opportunity for students to get more involved.
- Help put AMA policy into action by providing a service to medical school campuses or communities.
- Engage in activities that focus on AMA's top priorities.
Success in residency tied to team sports, study says
What objective factors might help indicate a resident's potential? It's a question posed by authors of a recent study published in the Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and their answers may be surprising.
The authors found that prior achievement in team sports correlated with successful completion of residency more than standardized test scores, application interviews or faculty recommendations. The authors speculate that this link is related to the team nature of medicine, particularly in surgery. The study found no significant link between residency success and having a particular athletic skill—only excelling in team sports.
The Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is one of various journals that are part of the JAMA Network. Access to these journals is just one of the many benefits of AMA membership. If you're not a member, join today.
Register for the AMA-MSS Interim Assembly Meeting
Represent the voice and vision of medical students across the country at this year's AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Interim Assembly Meeting, which will take place Nov. 8–10 in Honolulu. Attendees have opportunities to influence AMA policy, serve the community, and advance their skills and knowledge.
Please keep the following deadlines in mind:
- Draft resolutions and resolution checklists due via email by Saturday.
- Final resolutions are due Sept. 29.
- Meeting registration closes Oct 4.
- Applications for open positions, including AMA-MSS Governing Council chair-elect, regional delegate and the student position on the AMA Board of Trustees, also are due Oct. 4.
Learn more about the meeting and register today.
Encourage your friends and classmates to join the AMA
AMA membership is important throughout all years of medical school—and it's never too late to join. Here's a snapshot of the benefits available to AMA members throughout medical school.
- Free Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards with four-year membership
- Subscription to the Journal of the American Medical Association
- AMA member-only discounts on the First Aid for the USMLE and First Aid for the COMLEX series and the Rapid Review series
- 30 percent savings on Kaplan Qbank products
- AMA members-only access to FREIDA Online®, your go-to place to research residency programs
- Print and online versions of the AMA's Choosing a Medical Specialty Resource Guide
- Access to "Succeeding from Medical School to Practice" online guide
- Hertz car rental savings for traveling to interviews