What is AMSA by keara


									What is AMSA?                                   What are the benefits?                          Why are we different?
                                                The New Physician
         AMSA is a student-governed,                                                            Unlike other pre-health organizations,
                                                As a member, you will receive a
student-led organization representing the                                                       AMSA USC is non-selective and open to all
                                                subscription to this award-winning magazine
concerns of future health care professionals.                                                   pre-health students. We understand the
                                                that critically examines many aspects of
Founded in 1950, AMSA has over 30,000                                                           difficulty of getting into medical school and
                                                medicine, health policy, and medical
members internationally – including more                                                        other graduate health programs. AMSA’s
                                                education through its news and in-depth
than 2,400 pre-medical students. AMSA                                                           purpose is to provide a support system for
                                                features. Many of the issues discussed in
provides a forum for pre-medical students to                                                    those attempting to reach their goals. We
                                                The New Physician are asked in medical
meet and work with health care                                                                  welcome students who want to participate in
                                                school interviews!
professionals and leaders, examine health                                                       the decision-making processes of the
care policy, and promote the service-                                                           organization. Our goal is to incorporate all
                                                Discounts and Special Offers
oriented nature of medicine through                                                             members directly into the work the officers
                                                Each new member receives information
volunteerism and philanthropy.                                                                  do in coordinating projects and activities in
                                                regarding a variety of exclusive offers for a
         AMSA USC incorporates all the                                                          order to help develop the leadership ability
                                                wide range of products and services. AMSA
goals of the national chapter, but also                                                         that will make you shine throughout your
                                                members also get special discounts on
embraces the aspirations of those pursuing                                                      career. Join now and experience what it
                                                premedical textbooks and MCAT Review
other pre-health paths. We’ve expanded our                                                      means to be in AMSA.
efforts to include all types of pre-health
students so that we can present a better                                                        Membership
                                                Standing Committees
picture of the many choices a career in                                                         AMSA requires its national members to pay
                                                AMSA’s five standing committees
health offers. We try to provide an                                                             a $25 membership fee per year or a $70 fee
                                                (Advocacy, Community & Public Health,
atmosphere that fosters better students and                                                     for four years. As a national member, you
                                                Global Health Action,, Medical Education,
better future health professionals through                                                      receive all the benefits that the national
                                                and Health Policy/Legislative Action) play a
peer mentorship, community outreach, and                                                        chapter has to offer. You can sign up by
                                                central role in planning the annual
education that falls beyond the scope of the                                                    mail or on AMSA’s website at
                                                convention, developing projects, creating
classroom. With support from our national                                                       www.amsa.org.
                                                support networks, and reaching out to
office, AMSA USC sponsors educational
                                                diverse organizations and communities.
programs, brings interesting speakers to
campus, and is building a research and
                                                AMSA USC Also Offers
volunteer databank for out members to use
                                                 Community outreach programs                   *AMSA USC requires its members to pay a
to broaden their academic and
                                                 Committee involvement including CPR           $15 annual fee if they have dual
extracurricular experience.
                                                  Instructor Training and HealthSCope           membership in both the national and USC
         We hope that you’ll find AMSA as
                                                  Magazine                                      chapters. This fee is in addition to the
rewarding as so many others have. Join
                                                 Networking opportunities with peers and       AMSA national chapter membership dues.
AMSA – not only to meet people who are
                                                  faculty                                       Those who wish to be a member of only the
reaching for similar dreams, but also to help
                                                 Personal interaction with medical and         USC chapter are required to pay $20 in
yourself understand why you decided to
                                                  other graduate healthcare students            dues.
pursue a career in health.
Application for AMSA USC:
Date: _______________

Name: _____________________________

Local Address:

Local Phone: _______________________

Permanent Address:

Permanent Phone: ___________________

E-mail: ____________________________

S.S.#: _____________________________

Date of Birth: _______________________

Year in School: ______________________

Major: _____________________________
                                            American Medical
Minor: _____________________________
                                           Student Association
Health Field Interest: _________________   Pre-Medical Chapter
Payment:     Dual Membership ($15) ____            USC
           Chapter Membership ($20) ____    www-scf.usc.edu/~amsa
      Make checks payable to AMSA USC          amsa@usc.edu

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