Schedule

Schedule

This event has passed. Missed us at PremedFest? Join us for AMSA’s Annual Convention and Exposition this March 7-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

2018 Program at a Glance

8:00am – 3:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:20am General Session
10:30am – 11:10am Physician Burnout Prevention
10:30am – 11:10am Why AMSA
10:30am – 11:10am Crush the Med School Interview
10:30am – 11:10am Type 1 of a Kind
11:20am – 12:00pm MCAT Strategies
11:20am – 12:00pm Clinicians and the Language of Nonverbal Communication
11:20am – 12:00pm Med School: The Admission Office Perspective
11:20am – 12:00pm Your Path to Becoming a DO
12:00pm – 2:30pm Exhibit Fair & Lunch
2:30pm – 3:10pm Prepare! The Med School Portfolio
2:30pm – 3:10pm Effective Advocacy: How to Bring About Change in Health Care
2:30pm – 3:10pm Med Student Panel
3:20pm – 4:10pm Let’s Talk About Sex
3:20pm – 4:10pm Your Path to Becoming a DO
3:20pm – 4:10pm Clinical Skills
4:10pm – 4:50pm Clinical Skills
4:10pm – 4:50pm The OR: Not Just a Man’s World

Sessions

9:00am – 10:20am
General Session
Begin the conference with welcome remarks and a riveting, meaningful keynote from Dr. Marc Levy. Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Dr. Levy developed a keen interest in firearm fatalities. With a focus on the public health problems related to gun violence, Dr. Levy has become a staunch advocate regarding mass casualty preparedness in health care.
Keynote: Marc Levy, MD, Pediatric Surgery Division Chief, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health  

10:30am – 11:10am
Physician Burnout Prevention
There is a severe and worsening epidemic of physician burnout in the United States, which threatens the health of doctors and patients alike. What is burnout? How does it affect doctors? And, how can this affect patient care? Come find out about the importance of self-care in the health care community.
Featuring: Angela McBride, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Wood and Associates

10:30am – 11:10am
Why AMSA
Hear from current AMSA national president, Dr. Perry Tsai, about the benefits and opportunities that come with your AMSA membership.
Featuring: Perry Tsai, MD, PhD, President, AMSA National

10:30am – 11:10am
Crush the Med School Interview
Maybe there’s no way to completely calm your nerves, but this session will get you moving in that direction. Learn how to put your best foot forward, how to consider a variety of angles, and how to anticipate what will happen during the crucial conversations that stand between you and med school. Explore how you will be evaluated, what the interviewers expect, and what you can do to make sure you’re a standout.
Featuring: Ryan Gray, MD, Publisher, Meded Media

10:30am – 11:10am
Type 1 of a Kin
Children diagnosed with Type I Diabetes Mellitus are forced into an unforgiving reality of living with a compromised system due to an incurable disease. Growing up with Type 1 takes away many luxuries that the undiagnosed often take for granted, such as being able to run and play with friends, no matter your blood sugar.
Featuring: Chris Stakely, Program Director, Florida Diabetes Camp

11:20am – 12:00pm
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 they know the perspective of the people who review them. Hear from the admissions advisor from USF Morsani College of Medicine and gain insight on how to best present yourself, and what admissions officers hope to hear and see from applications.
Featuring: Michelle Garcia, Admissions Advisor, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

11:20am – 12:00pm
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.
Featuring: Elizabeth Dalton, MCAT Faculty Member & Enrollment Counselor, Kaplan Test Prep

11:20am – 12:00pm
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.
Featuring: Kenneth Johnson, DO, Executive Associate Dean, Nova Southeastern University COM

11:20am – 12:00pm
Clinicians and the Language of Nonverbal Communication
Barriers to communication can feel insurmountable to some physicians. Important information must be shared with patients, but how to do this when time is at a premium, emotions are running high, and communication skills training has been minimal? Participate in this session to learn the best tips for connecting with patients when it matters most.
Featuring: Joan Lowery, M.Ed, Communication Skills Specialist, Lowery Communications

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 – 3:10pm
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 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.
Featuring: Elizabeth Dalton, MCAT Faculty Member & Enrollment Counselor, Kaplan Test Prep

2:30pm – 3:10pm
Effective Advocacy: How to Bring About Change in Health Care
Join AMSA’s 2018-2019 Education and Advocacy Fellow and understand the importance of learning from others and collaboration. Advocacy is a constantly evolving process that moves with the changing political situation. Don’t get left behind.
Featuring: Avanthi Jayaweera, Education and Advocacy Fellow, AMSA National

2:30pm – 3:10pm
Med Student Panel
Get your questions answered by this informative panel of med students. Hear how these students got where you want to go, and learn what their day-to-day experience is really like.
Featuring: Caroline Gerhardt, Lilla Kis, Michael LaVere, Britton McGrane, Kim Menezes, Jhulianna Vivar, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

3:20pm – 4:10pm
Let’s Talk About Sex
Gwyneth Paltrow is hawking jade eggs for vaginas. Is Hollywood the best place for your patients to learn about sexual health and well-being? Join AMSA’s national president in this session that will focus on getting you comfortable talking with patients about marital aids, sex toys, and all things related. Leave your inhibitions at the door, and leave this presentation with the skills to address the most personal issues in a non-threatening, educated manner.
Featuring: Perry Tsai, MD, PhD, President, AMSA National

3:20pm – 4:10pm
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.
Featuring: Kenneth Johnson, DO, Executive Associate Dean, Nova Southeastern University COM

3:20pm – 4:10pm
Clinical Skills
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

4:10pm – 4:50pm
Clinical Skills
Develop confidence and proficiency in a variety of protocols and techniques. Try your hand at suturing, airway management, and more!

4:10pm – 4:50pm
The OR: Not Just a Man’s World
Less than 20% of surgeons in the US are women. What has led to this under representation? What does the lifestyle of a surgeon mean for women? All students should plan to attend this session – not only women – to hear how this specialty can benefit from changing the demographics, and to learn how you can be a part of those positive changes.
Featuring: Sharona Ross, MD, Director of Advance Gi and HPB Fellowship Program, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Surgical Endoscopy, Florida Hospital Tampa

2018 Program at a Glance

9:00am – 9:50am USF Morsani College of Medicine Tour
9:00am – 9:50am Clinical Skills
9:00am – 9:50am Personal Statement Workshop
10:00am – 10:50am USF Morsani College of Medicine Tour
10:00am – 10:50am Clinical Skills
10:00am – 10:50am MCAT Practice Problems
11:00am – 11:50am USF Morsani College of Medicine Tour
11:00am – 11:50am Clinical Skills

 

Sessions

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

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.
Featuring: Avanthi Jayaweera, Education and Advocacy Fellow, AMSA National

9:00am – 9:50am
Tour: USF Morsani College of Medicine
Spend some time checking out the grounds of your host school, USF, and the Morsani College of Medicine. Meet in the Marshall Center Atrium.
Tour Guides: Daniel Wind, Rachel Patten, Matthew Nguyen

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.
Featuring: Elizabeth Dalton, MCAT Faculty Member & Enrollment Counselor, Kaplan Test Prep

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

10:00am – 10:50am
Tour: USF Morsani College of Medicine
Spend some time checking out the grounds of your host school, USF, and the Morsani College of Medicine. Meet in the Marshall Center Atrium.
Tour Guides: Logan Prager, Vincent Van Berkum, Nate Trona

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

11:00am – 11:50am
Tour: USF Morsani College of Medicine
Spend some time checking out the grounds of your host school, USF, and the Morsani College of Medicine. Meet in the Marshall Center Atrium.
Tour Guides: Courtney McEwen, Shreni Shah, Steven Sun

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