The national AAMC meeting was held in Seattle, WA this November and we had two of our OSR representatives attend the meeting. Though we did not have time to drink coffee from the first Starbucks or see the views from the Space Needle, we did present a poster at the student session. This poster was presenting the new Food Matters for Doctors course. It is the first course of its kind and was well received by students and staff from other universities. Here is our poster so you can learn more about it too:
In addition to the poster session, we had the opportunity to participate in multiple OSR business meetings along with general conference sessions. The business meetings consist of students from medical schools across the country discussing issues that are pertinent to medical students. Some of the issues that were addressed this year were:
-Residency selection process
The general AAMC conference sessions include a wide range of topics. Though we were not able to attend all the sessions at once, we do have notes available from each session. Please follow this link (http://www.cvent.com/events/learn-serve-lead-2016-the-aamc-annual-meeting/agenda-48fbcb571e6e42a1ad7b886dafdc1107.aspx) for the full meeting agenda and email us at email@example.com for more information about any of the sessions.
We are the UMN Medical School - Twin Cities Student Representatives to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). As representatives, we are the voice of students in this organization, connecting students with national news and resources from the AAMC and bringing back information and resources from the AAMC to the university administration, faculty, and students.