The AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) held its 2018 Interim Meeting November 8-10 in National Harbor, MD, with more than 700 medical students from across the country in attendance.
The section considered 78 items of business, including 69 resolutions and 9 reports, on a wide range of topics of interest to medical students. Of note, the MSS immediately forwarded a resolution on regulation of 3D-printed guns, giving testimony of experiences with gun violence and the unregulation of gun distribution. Additionally, the MSS passed resolutions on incarceration reform, LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality.
The section also hosted 14 well-received education sessions on topics such as medical student burnout and resiliency, grassroots-level advocacy, design thinking in health care, empowering your community to combat the opioid crisis, providing care for child and adolescent refugees, and much more. Learn more about these and other education sessions presented at the meeting.
In addition to policy and education activities, the MSS Regions elected 56 medical student regional delegates and alternate delegates to represent the medical student voice in the House of Delegates in 2019. Taylor Lucas from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville was elected to the position of chair-elect for the Medical Student Section and will serve as the section chair from Annual 2019-Annual 2020. Learn about these and other national leadership opportunities within the MSS. Applications for a variety of positions are due in December.