We’re thrilled to announce that the American Medical Student Association (AMSA)—the oldest and largest independent organization of physicians-in-training in the United States—has honored our school’s AMSA chapter with an award that recognizes awareness-raising initiatives and chapter involvement. The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) AMSA chapter was given the 2015 Paul R. Wright Chapter Success award in the international medical school category.
“This award recognizes an AMSA chapter’s commitment to building strength in numbers by increasing awareness and chapter involvement through inventive recruitment endeavors,” says Heidi Chumley, MD, executive dean and chief academic officer of AUC. “This is indeed a wonderful honor for our physicians-in-training, who have worked to transform AUC’s AMSA chapter into a vital forum for learning and discussion of current topics in medical care.”
AUC’s AMSA chapter draws on the diverse background and training of members to provide learning opportunities outside of the standard medical school curriculum at AUC through seminars, workshops, and forums. A few examples of events that AUC AMSA has hosted include suturing workshops, EKG clinics, phlebotomy workshops (drawing blood), case studies, diabetes workshops, and much more.
“This is such an honor for our club to receive this award, because we’ve worked so hard for the past few semesters,” says Tiffany Strong, AUC chapter president. “It’s nice to be recognized for all of the great things we do at AUC.”
“This recognition by the national AMSA organization demonstrates our students’ commitment to becoming leaders and supporting our vision to be a leading international medical school,” Dr. Chumley adds.
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Posted January 28, 2016 04:23 PM