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What is AMSA?. Student-run 68,000 physicians, residents, medical students, and undergraduates Action committees & Interest groups: Health care reform Global Health Diversity in medicine Universal health care

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What is AMSA?

  • Student-run
  • 68,000 physicians, residents, medical students, and undergraduates
  • Action committees & Interest groups:
    • Health care reform
    • Global Health
    • Diversity in medicine
    • Universal health care
  • The only medical association in the US that is not sponsored by a pharmaceutical company

AMSA Members for Healthcare Reform (2012)

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How to Join

  • Joining is very simple:
    • Apply
    • Get Accepted
    • Pay dues
  • Membership Requirements:
  • UH Main Campus undergraduate
  • GPA of a 3.1 or higher (we encourage those who are below to still apply)

Only new national members get a free t-shirt

  • Active membership:
  • 75% of all general meetings
  • 1 volunteer event
  • 2 fundraising events (volunteer or provide supplies)
  • 1 medical school event (Fall or Spring)
  • 1 social event
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Upcoming Events

  • Volunteer Events: 50 points (except the Smoke-Out) Sign up for shifts at http://amsahouston.com/events/
  • Great American Smoke-Out–Jan 23rd(8 am to 4 pm) UH Campus
  • 2014 Mars Rover Celebration– Jan 25th (8:30 am to 11:30 am) (12 pm to 3:30 pm) UH Campus
  • Super Bowl Tailgate With a Hero– Feb 2nd(1 pm to 4 pm) DeGeorge at Union Station
  • Bake Sales: 50 points
  • Jan 27th(9 am to 4 pm) PGH
  • Events:
  • 2014 UTMB Pre-Medical Conference “So You Want To Be A Doctor: What Happens Next?” February 23rd (8:30 am to 2:30 pm)50 points
    • Interview, application, and personal statement workshops.
    • UTMB led tour + TAMU-AMSA chapter will join us!
  • 2014 UT Houston Health SNMA Pre-Medical Conference"Empowering Your Future: A Guide to Achieving a Career in Medicine."February 1st (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)50 points
    • Great faculty speakers, clinical skills lab,  and UT Houston tour!
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Great American Smoke-Out!

  • Ten pre-health clubs are involved!
  • AMSA’s BrainiacsBooth
  • Hour Shifts: 8 am to 4 pm
    • 8 am to 9 am 40 points
    • 9 am to 4 pm 30 points
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Text Notification

Text “amsauh” or “AMSAUH” to 84483 to subscribe to text message notifications.

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Medical Missionary Trip!

  • Go to Cancun, Mexico with UHD-AMSA chapter members!
  • May 17-25th
  • $1595 (not including airfare)!
  • Provide medications and health services in underserved urban and outlying Mayan communities. Our global health teams set up field clinics and work with local, licensed medical professionals to provide basic health care in these underserved communities.
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Professional Development Workshops

  • Feb 5. MCAT application information session
  • Feb 26 Kaplan Suture Clinic
  • April 9 Medical Topic Open Discussion – Life Support
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Kaplan and TPR Auctions!

Course:

Starting price: $1,800$1,200

Date:

Course:

Starting price: $2,000$1,400

Date:

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Dr. OluyinkaOlutoye, M.D., Ph.D.

  • ObafemiAwolowo University Medical School, MBBS, 1988
  • Ph.D. in Anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., in 1996.
  • Attending Pediatric Surgeon
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center