Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Officers for 2014-2015

WC-AMSA held elections today and the following students were elected to leadership positions for the 2014-2015 school year.

Christina (Nina) Veite: President
David Hawk: Vice President
Aubrey Malott: Secretary
Kaitlin Esselman: Treasurer
Kendall Benton: Student Government Association Representative
Kurt Fortkamp: Project Manager
Nicholle Fiore: Project Manager

Congratulations to all and let's have a great year next year!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

All AMSA Members are Invited to BI130 Presentations

BI130, First Year Seminar in Biology, often has speakers that would be of interest to AMSA members. Anyone is welcome to drop in on a BI103 class session. I have posted the current speaker list below and would encourage you to come to any of the sessions. The class meets at 4:00 on Mondays in Kettering 201. I hope to see you there!

October 14: Scott Baird, Wright State University, Master's Degrees in Biology
October 21: Robert Brackenbury, University of Cincinnati, PhD degrees in Biomedical Science
October 28: Michael Rice, Ohio University, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
November 4: Jill Thompson, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Pharmacy and Allied Health Programs

I will update this list if additional speakers are added.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

AMSA Conferences in October


The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) invites pre-health students to register for the Empowering Future Physicians Conferences (amsa.org/Conferences).  Held in October, the fall conferences are being hosted this year by Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (October 11 - 13) just outside of Philadelphia, and Morehouse School of Medicine (October 18 -
20) in Atlanta. 

The  conference at RowanSOM will feature the theme of "Innovations in Health Care" - with a focus on innovations in health care technology, communications, community-building, and education; two pre-conference symposia will take place on Friday, the 11th:  "Innovations and Medical Professionalism" and "Health Care For All Advocacy."

The conference at Morehouse School of Medicine will feature the theme of "Breaking Down Barriers" - with a focus on race, gender, sexuality, and economics impacting wellness, access, and outcomes; two pre-conference symposia will take place on Friday, the 18th:  "Gender and Sexual Health Advocacy" and "Structural Competency:  The Social Determinants of Health." 
Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General, will give the conference keynote address.

Both conferences will feature clinical skills workshops (suture clinics, airway management, heart sounds, etc.) and professional skills workshops (communication and interviewing, giving/getting peer feedback, conflict management, etc.)

Visit amsa.org/Conferences for more details and registration.

Friday, March 30, 2012


It is 5K time again, please zip on over to the 5k website for complete information.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MCAT Registration Now Open

Attention students considering starting medical school in the fall of 2013. Now is the time to start seriously thinking about the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT is historically taken during the spring semester of your JUNIOR YEAR of college. That’s right, more than a full year in advance.

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) which owns and administers the MCAT has just announced that registration for this spring’s administration has just opened up on the AAMC website (https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/). Students who know precisely when they want to take the MCAT should register right away. Students who are not sure should finalize their plans now and then register immediately.

Preferred dates and locations fill up rapidly and it is in your best interest to get your slot reserved so you can start studying for the exam. If you have any questions contact Doug Woodmansee. Yes it is true, the admission cycle for Fall 2013 starts in Fall 2011!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MD and DO Applications Are Now Open

If you are thinking about starting medical school in the Fall of 2012, now is the time to get your application started. You can find the MD application at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/ and the DO application at aacomas.aacom.org. You may start filling out the forms now, the first day to submit forms is June 1.