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Pre-Med AMSA Meeting Notes. Wednesday March 21 st 2012. 2013 National AMSA Conference. March 2013 USA/AMSA has been selected to host the International Federation of Medical Students Association Annual Conference Washington DC Largest gathering of medical/pre-medical students in history.

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pre med amsa meeting notes

Pre-Med AMSA Meeting Notes

Wednesday March 21st 2012

2013 national amsa conference
2013 National AMSA Conference
  • March 2013
  • USA/AMSA has been selected to host the International Federation of Medical Students Association Annual Conference
  • Washington DC
  • Largest gathering of medical/pre-medical students in history


2013 national amsa conference1
2013 National AMSA Conference
  • For more information:
  • Award-themed Opening Ceremony with prominent keynote
  • “Paint Yourself” Color Party
  • TIME MACHINE Culture Show & American Gala
  • DISCOVER AMERICAN HISTORY, CULTURE at the heart of the country
  • Bars/clubs
  • DC Monument Tour at Night
  • Live performances at the Kennedy Center and similar DC venues
  • Sporting events at the nearby Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards (NBA) and Caps (NHL)
  • WOODSTOCK IFMSA: National Food and Drink Party
  • Closing Ceremony Gala
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Morning Jogs
2012 2013 officers elections
2012-2013 Officers Elections
  • Mandatory Info Night for all applications
  • Friday April 6th
  • 5pm-5:30pm
  • Location: TBA
  • Election Applications will be sent out Friday April 6th
  • Election Applications are due Sunday 15th at midnight
  • Must have 45 AMSA BUCKS to apply, and 60 for the vice president or president position
2012 pre med week 2 amsa bucks for every night you attend
  • Please join us for an entire week dedicated to premed related events! All events are FREE Mon.-Thurs. and Pre-Med AMSA will be serving free food!Monday March 26th (MOOS 2-520): AMCAS Information Night 5-6pmTuesday March 27th (MOOS 2-520): Personal Statement/ Mock Interview Workshop 5-7pmWednesday March 28th (MCB 3-120): Medical School Dean of Admissions: Mayo Clinic Medical School, University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School, U of MN Medical School 5-7pmThursday March 29th (MOOS 2-530): MCAT Information Night 5-6pmFriday March 30th (MOOS 1-450): 3rd Semi-Annual Premed Dinner5:30-7:30pm
spring 2012 pre med dinner
Spring 2012 Pre-Med Dinner
  • Friday March 30th (MOOS 1-450): 3rd Semi-Annual Premed Dinner5:30-7:30pmTicket pricing--AMSA Member: $6Non- AMSA Member: $8Tickets will be on sale before/after all AMSA meetings--Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm in MCB 3-120. The dinner will consist of over 30 local physicians and medical students/residents. Pre-med students will have the opportunity to dine with professionals in medicine, and gain valuable information about medical school preparation and different specialties, and most importantly have fun in the process! Professional casual dress attire required. Reserve your seat today--space is limited!
2012 raise it for health day at the capitol

Advocates from across Minnesota will gather in St. Paul to

fight back against Big Tobacco!

The morning will be spent learning about the issues and how to talk to your legislators. Later head over to the Capitol to meet with Minnesota State Senators and Representatives to ask them to join the fight against cancer.

  • When: Thursday, March 22, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
  • A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.
  • Register at
2012 Raise it for Health Day at the Capitol
pre med amsa cancer awareness days

PRE-MED AMSACancer Awareness Days

Cancer Awareness Panel

Wednesday April 4th, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

MCB 3-120

Cancer Awareness Carnival

Thursday April 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

STSS 312

cancer awareness panel

Wednesday April 4th 5:00-6:00 p.m. MCB 3-120

Cancer Awareness Panel

Please come join our cancer awareness panel members to learn more about current cancer research, facts, stats, cancer prevention, and ask questions, all while enjoying free Jimmy John’s and ribbons will be given to support the cancer cause!

cancer awareness panel members

ArkadiuszDudek, M.D., Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Kidney Cancer & Malignant Melanoma

Troy Lund, M.D., Ph.D

Area of Expertise: Pediatric BMT

Anne Blaes, M.D.

Area of Expertise: Malignant Hematology & Breast Cancer

SatyaBommakanti, M.D.

Area of Expertise: Hematology & Oncology Fellowship Program

Robert Kratzke, M.D.

Area of expertise: Lung Cancer & Melanoma

Cancer Awareness Panel Members
cancer awareness carnival

Thursday April 5th

6:30-8:30 p.m.

STSS 312

Attend our carnival and decorate cupcakes, tye-dye t-shirts, enter raffles for prizes, get a free cancer screening, play games, enjoy snacks and more!

Donations are welcome!

Earn AMSA bucks for attending!

Cancer Awareness Carnival

'Creating alternative solutions to build global health capacity'

Why alternatives?

How to implement?

About JHN...


Traditional / typical NGOs...

Two week volunteer trip, administered vaccines and other services

A hospital in a Guatemalan tourist city that serves indigent residents

(Staffed 52 weeks of the year by 26-52 different foreign doctors)

Mission: “Equipping the international body of Christ to serve the poor

and underprivileged through education, experience and empowerment....”

Vision: “We will make Jesus known in all the earth...producing an

eternal movement in Christ Jesus.”


“In the years before it (the earthquake of 2010), we saw that Haiti had become a veritable “Republic of NGOs”, home to a proliferation of goodwill that did little or nothing to strengthen the public sector.”

“...the dysfunctional system of humanitarian aid that, good intentions aside, has become another obstacle to Haiti's recovery and sovereignty.”

- Paul Farmer


“The donors are making us lazy. The Japanese volunteers are doing what the city council used to do – mending potholes. It is better for us to have potholes. We would be forced to do something about them. We'd have to think for ourselves.”

- Rodger Chongwe, Malawi citizen


“They're entrenched. Charity is a business. They don't even think about leaving. They've created imbalances in food, artificial shortages, sudden surpluses from abroad that undercut the local farmers. They make more problems than they solve.”

“The donors must fuck off...Write that down! Use my name!”

- Rodger Chongwe, Malawi citizen


Almaty, Kazakhstan

Alma Ata, 1978 Intl Conference on Primary Health Care

IV. The people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care.


2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

3. Aid flows are aligned on national priorities

(Partner dictates priorities)

4. Strengthen capacity by co-ordinated support

(Build partner capacity – infrastructure + people)


'Creating alternative solutions to build global health capacity'

Why alternatives?

How to implement?

About JHN


'Creating alternative solutions to build

global health capacity'


Development directed by

and implemented by

local communities


(Minnesota-OHR Kenya


Prepare professionals in training

for careers in global health


Idi Amin Dada

  • "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular"
  • ((AKA Military dictator))
  • 1971-1979
  • 100,000-500,000 dead
  • Joseph Kony
  • Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
  • 1987-2007
  • 100,000 child abductions (soldiers, slaves, “child brides”)
  • 21 counts of war crimes
  • 1.8 million internally displaced people

Northern Uganda: Four decades of conflict

2007 – Present: Start of recovery


Going home...

2005 IDP camp census - 1.84 million

2010 IDP camp census - 182,000


Kitgum hospital, Kitgum, Uganda

(Managed by medical director and JHN partner Dr Alex Ocan)


Rwot Telo Yoo Health Centre – Patongo

“Based on the needs assessment and feasibility survey done, we strongly propose to open and operate a health unit in Patongo town council, Agago district, northern Uganda.”

  • 20 years of war (LRA) = Disrupted / damaged infrastructure
  • IDPs returning home, government facilities inadequate
  • “...from Patongo the nearest hospital is Kalongo hospital about 40km”
  • “Approximately 80% of mothers who need obstetric emergency care die before or shortly after reaching the far away hospitals.”

'Creating alternative solutions to build global health capacity'

Why alternatives?

How to implement?

About JHN


Take-home points...

  • Development aid can be ineffective if not detrimental
  • International policies for effective development exist
  • JHN – Uganda: Development planned and implemented by local community
  • Rwot Telo Yoo: Health care infrastructure development by local community leaders

Just Health Network

Kenya / Mfangano Island

Sierra Leone