CIR’s work with medical student organizations continues to expand. Here are some highlights of leadershipbuilding activities that medical students have engaged in over the past year:
- The American Medical Student Association’s (AMSA) Empowering Future Physicians’ conferences featured collaborations with CIR to train medical students in grassroots organizing skills and on the importance of addressing disruptive behavior from professionals for improving patient safety.
- CIR delegate Dr. Elizabeth Homan Sandoval from Jackson Memorial Hospital led an advocacy workshop at last year’s Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) national
conference. CIR has also been invited to speak on Residency Life and Advocacy at this year’s SNMA national conference.
- Following an official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street movement, AMSA organized a demonstration of health professional students and practitioners in New York City who spoke out to promote health equity. Their voices were joined by virtual supporters from around the country, successfully taking a stand with the 99%.
- Representatives from AMSA, LMSA, Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) attended the 2011 CIR National Convention.
Medical students can find additional information, including resources, educational materials, residency advice and the popular video series “Ask a Resident” on the new med student page.