Research from bright young minds shines at symposium
Hundreds of residents, international medical graduates (IMG) and medical students presented their original research in November during the 10th annual AMA Research Symposium.
Held in Honolulu as part of the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, the event featured more than 300 AMA members presenting posters and nearly 40 members giving presentations in the oral competition. The symposium is organized by the AMA Medical Student Section, the AMA Resident and Fellow Section and the AMA IMG Section and provides an opportunity for some of the brightest residents, fellows and future physicians to showcase their research. Other AMA groups, such as the Section on Medical Schools, helped supply the many judges needed to evaluate the presentations and posters.
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UF wins latest AMA-MSS Event of the Month award
The University of Florida College of Medicine is the latest winner of the AMA Medical Student Section's (MSS) new "Event of the Month" award, which showcases recruitment, community service, education and AMA-MSS National Service Project events coordinated by individual AMA medical student sections.
UF won for its sugar-free Halloween for Diabetic Children event held on Oct. 31. Through this project, student volunteers distributed candy-free Halloween packages to children with type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Clinic at Shands hospital at UF. The AMA provided funding for the Halloween packages, which were delivered to more than 50 patients and their families. Visit the Event of the Month Web page for a detailed description of the event.
Is your AMA medical student section holding similar events? When you request a grant through the AMA Section Involvement Grant (SIG) program, you are automatically eligible for the "Event of the Month" award, which the AMA selects each month. At the end of the school year, all monthly awards will be showcased in June at the AMA-MSS Annual Assembly Meeting. Also, an overall winner will be chosen by students for "Event of the Year."
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.
Videos give tips on searching for residencies in FREIDA online
Five instructional videos give helpful hints on getting the most out of your search for residency programs using the AMA's FREIDA Online® database.
FREIDA Online comprises more than 9,000 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 100 combined specialty programs. The videos cover:
- Basic search skills
- Searches for specialties at an institution
- Searches for programs at an institution
- AMA member benefits on FREIDA
- Stats and background information, which are good for comparing programs and to learn what graduates of a specialty do next.
Join the AMA or renew your membership today to access the benefits of saving searches on FREIDA.