Schedule

Saturday, November 23

2019 Program at a Glance

7:30am – 3:00pm Registration
8:30am – 9:50am General Session
10:00am – 10:50am Leadership in AMSA
10:00am – 10:50am Crush the Med School Interview
10:00am – 10:50am Your Path to Becoming a DO
10:00am – 10:50am The Ethical Volunteer
11:00am – 11:50am The Art of Communication
11:00am – 10:50pm Crush the Med School Interview
11:00am – 11:50pm Med School: The Admission Office Perspective 
12:00pm – 2:30pm Exhibit Fair & Lunch
2:30pm – 3:20pm Advocacy — How to Make Change On a Higher Level
2:30pm – 3:20pm The Things They Don’t Tell You About Med School
2:30pm – 3:20pm Clinical Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
3:30pm – 4:20pm LGBTQ* Health 101
3:30pm – 4:20pm Prepare! The Med School Portfolio
3:30pm – 4:20pm Clinical Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
4:30pm – 5:20pm MCAT Strategies
4:30pm – 5:20pm Teenage Incarceration (The Unfortunate Reality)
4:30pm – 5:20pm Clinical Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More  

Sessions

8:30am – 9:50am
General Session
Coming Soon!

10:00am – 10:50am
Leadership in AMSA
Coming Soon!

10:00am – 10:50am
Crush the Med School Interview
Do you shake hands if your palms are sweaty? Who sits down first? How do you answer the weird question about what’s in the trunk of your car? Get ready for the med school interview and all it entails in this session with expert Dr. Ryan Gray. Find out what to expect, how to respond, and what the interviewers are looking for in a comfortable setting.

10:00am – 10:50am
Your Path to Becoming a DO
Do you want to be a physician who sees patients as more than symptoms or disease? Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine.

10:00am – 10:50am
The Ethical Volunteer
Every year, thousands of students travel around the globe to volunteer. In recent years, terms like “voluntourism” have been coined to highlight the negative impacts of some of these programs. As a volunteer, it is your responsibility to understand how you can choose a volunteer program that is making a positive impact and ensure you are well educated and have ethical intentions. Join Global Brigades for an exciting workshop to question your intentions, discuss the meaning and implications of sustainable development, and explore how you can best use this kind of experience on your journey to medical school.

11:00am – 11:50am
The Art of Communication
At this session, learn the ins and outs of the art of communication. Whether it’s interviewing, speaking to someone in public, talking to a large group of people, texting, e-mailing, or video chats, knowing the most effective ways to convey yourself to others will set you up for success. This will be an interactive session with audience members.

11:00am – 11:50am
Crush the Med School Interview
Do you shake hands if your palms are sweaty? Who sits down first? How do you answer the weird question about what’s in the trunk of your car? Get ready for the med school interview and all it entails in this session with expert Dr. Ryan Gray. Find out what to expect, how to respond, and what the interviewers are looking for in a comfortable setting.

11:00am – 11:50am
Med School: The Admission Office Perspective
You’ve got the portfolio ready to go. You’ve taken the classes you were told to take. You’ve made the list of med schools. Before you send in those apps, make sure you know the perspective of the people who review them. Hear from a med school admissons advisor and gain insight on how to best present yourself, and what admissions officers hope to hear and see from applications.

12:00pm – 2:30pm
Exhibit Fair & Lunch
Always a PremedFest favorite, the Exhibit Fair is your one-stop shop for a variety of information on training to be a physician. Pick up your lunch and visit each exhibitor to learn about their valuable resources.

2:30pm – 3:20pm
Advocacy — How to Make Change On a Higher Level
Advocating for a better healthcare future is an essential part of being a physician. Luckily, you don’t have to wait to get involved! Join AMSA leaders in exploring AMSA’s past, present, and future with healthcare advocacy, and learn how to use your voice as a future physician effectively to make a brighter future for your future patients.

2:30pm – 3:20pm
The Things They Don’t Tell You About Med School
Cliques? Emotional support? Social scene? Get inside information about what you can really expect in med school from this panel of current students. This is your chance to get your questions answered by people who will give you straight answers.

2:30pm – 3:20pm
Clinical Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

3:30pm – 4:20pm
LGBTQ* Health 101
This session is designed to equip you with the information you need to empower the LGBTQ* community in your future career as a physician. This session will explore basic terminology, a brief history, the health disparities currently faced by the community, and what you can do to help ensure that LGBTQ* individuals get the quality of care they deserve.

3:30pm – 4:20pm
Prepare! The Med School Portfolio
You know where you want to go. This session will help you get there. Learn how to evaluate schools to see if they offer the right environment for you. Figure out the best time to take each pre-req. Explore options for extracurricular activities, determine who would write the best recommendation for you, and what will make you stand out the most in your application.

3:30pm – 4:20pm
Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

4:30pm – 5:20pm
MCAT Strategies
There are a number of considerations when prepping for the MCAT. How will you manage the time limit? What are the different approaches for various kinds of questions? How can you maximize your knowledge to get the score you want? Hear from experts and learn methods to boost your confidence and improve your results.

4:30pm – 5:20pm
Teenage Incarceration (The Unfortunate Reality)
This session will give you in-depth insight on teenage incarceration in America and the health outcomes of teenage inmates.

4:30pm – 5:20pm
Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

2019 Program at a Glance

9:00am – 9:50am Personal Statement Workshop
9:00am – 9:50am Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
9:00am – 9:50am Med School Tour
10:00am – 10:50am MCAT Practice Problems
10:00am – 10:50am Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
10:00am – 10:50am Med School Tour
11:00am – 11:50am TBD
11:00am – 11:50am Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
11:00am – 11:50am Med School Tour

Sessions

9:00am – 9:50am
Personal Statement Workshop
Maybe you know what you want to say, but aren’t sure how to say it. Or maybe you’ve got a statement so fantastic it should be published – but you want confirmation. This session is designed for anyone thinking about their personal statement, no matter where they are in the process. Learn what to include, what to discard, how to structure it, and when you’ll know it’s perfect.

9:00am – 9:50am
Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

9:00am – 9:50am
Med School Tour
Coming Soon!

10:00am – 10:50am
MCAT Practice Problems
They say that practice makes perfect, so here’s your chance to put it to the test… the MCAT, to be exact. Work through practice problems and strategize how to answer during this informative session.

10:00am – 10:50am
Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

10:00am – 10:50am
Med school tour
Coming Soon!

11:00am – 11:50am
TBD

11:00am – 11:50am
Clincial Skills: Airway, Cardiac, and More
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

9:00am – 9:50am
Med School Tour
Coming Soon!

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As a member of AMSA, our programs and partner-discounted services are provided to help you through your medical education journey. We partner with a wide range of companies to give our members useful discounts on everything from test prep to international volunteer opportunities.