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					                                            AMA MEDICAL STUDENT SECTION TRACKING GRID
                                                ACTION ITEMS THROUGH JANUARY 2006



          Resolution or Report                           Required Action                    Due Date    GC Member        Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                               Updated
MSS Resolution 5 (I-05) – Multiple Offers   Resolved 1 referred to GC for report:           1/20/2006   Chair-Elect   Draft letter to AMA's   12/20/2005
for Residency                                                                                                         CME requesting study
                                            RESOLVED, That our AMA shall actively
                                            and intently work with the National                                       GC status report to
                                            Resident Matching Program and all other                                   Assembly at A-06
                                            relevant bodies to permit residency and
                                            fellowship applicants to receive multiple                                 Communicate
                                            offers of employment from as many                                         intentions to CME
                                            employing programs as are interested in                                   Rep. and NRMP Rep.
                                            hiring them, with the following stipulations:

                                            a) That those offers shall state an initial
                                            offer of salary and hours for each year of
                                            the residency or fellowship,
                                            b) That those offers shall be valid for a
                                            period of 30 days during which the
                                            applicant and program may negotiate
                                            increased salary or decreased work
                                            hours,
                                            c) That the initial offer of the residency or
                                            fellowship to an applicant shall remain
                                            available as a default offer during the 30
                                            day period should the applicant and
                                            program not agree to adjustments in
                                            salary and hours,
                                            d) That, in writing, the applicant shall be
                                            required to accept or reject offers
                                            received by the end of the 30 day period,
                                            and
                                            e) That offers rejected by one applicant
                                            may be tendered by the relevant
                                            residency and fellowship program to any
                                            other applicant, who with the same



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          Resolution or Report                         Required Action                   Due Date     GC Member      Current Status            Last
                                                                                                                                             Updated
MSS Resolution 8 (I-05) – Instruction of   RESOLVED, That our AMA-MSS                    12/31/2005     Chair     Communicate to            12/20/2005
Effective Teaching Methods in Medical      encourage the Liaison Committee on                                     LCME Rep. to take
School Curricula                           Medical Education to recommend that                                    forward to LCME
                                           medical schools include instruction on
                                           effective teaching methods in their
                                           curricula.
MSS Resolution 9 (I-05) – Relocation of    RESOLVED, That our AMA-MSS support            12/31/2005     Chair     Contact LCME Rep.         12/20/2005
Medical Students in the Event of           the formation of protocols by individual                               for advice on how to
Emergency                                  medical schools to relocate and                                        proceed
                                           temporarily or permanently assimilate
                                           medical students into other medical
                                           schools in the event of a crisis or natural
                                           disaster resulting in the closing of their
                                           medical school.




MSS Resolution 17 (I-05) – Increasing      RESOLVED, That our AMA-MSS                    1/20/2006     At-Large   Contact AMA Public        12/20/2005
Accessibility to Meningitis Protection     encourage all universities to offer the                                Health staff and ask if
                                           meningococcal vaccine preferably at                                    the AMA is active on
                                           reduced cost and to educate students                                   this issue and/or who
                                           about the benefits of vaccination; and be                              is.
                                           it further

                                           RESOLVED, That our AMA-MSS support
                                           the incorporation of the cost of the
                                           meningococcal vaccine into the
                                           estimated cost of attendance.




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         Resolution or Report                       Required Action                 Due Date     GC Member           Current Status         Last
                                                                                                                                          Updated
MSS Resolution 22 (I-05) –              RESOLVED, That our AMA-MSS work to              Draft     Vice Chair      Assign an Issues Brief 12/20/2005
Methamphetamine Abuse (Internal Clause) educate members on the health impacts       document                       to be developed by
                                        of methamphetamine manufacture and             due by                          Public Health
                                        abuse; and be it further                    2/28/2006
                                                                                     for March
                                                                                    GC Meeting




MSS Resolution 22 (I-05) –              TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:               A-06      Delegate/ Alt.                         11/29/2005
Methamphetamine Abuse (Forwarded                                                                   Delegate
Clause)                                 RESOLVED, That our AMA support
                                        national and state legislation that
                                        regulates pseudoephedrine availability
                                        and accessibility to prevent the use of
                                        pseudoephedrine for non-medical
                                        purposes.

MSS GOVERNING COUNCIL REPORT A That the AMA-MSS request that the                    12/31/2005       Chair        Request that NRMP     12/20/2005
(I-05) – Combining the AOA and ACGME NRMP explore the possibility of                                              Rep. inquire for a
Resident Matching Programs           combining the AOA and the NRMP                                               status update
                                     match.

                                        That the AMA-MSS await the report of
                                        the American Osteopathic Association
                                        House of Delegates on combining the
                                        AOA and NRMP match programs and
                                        continue to monitor the final actions of
                                        the various osteopathic governing bodies.




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         Resolution or Report                        Required Action                  Due Date   GC Member       Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                       Updated
MSS GOVERNING COUNCIL REPORT B 1. That our AMPAC Student Advisory               1/20/2006          Chair        Materials already     12/20/2005
(I-05) – Increasing AMPAC Transparency Board, AMPAC Board of Directors                                        under development by
                                       Student Representative and MSS                            Vice Chair    AMPAC SAB under
                                       Governing Council collaborate on placing                                  AMPAC Rep's
                                       the following on our MSS website:                                           supervision.

                                        A list of all AMPAC contributions and                                  Chair has provided
                                        other candidate-related expenditures for                              guidance to AMPAC
                                        at least the past three election cycles.                              Rep. as to content of
                                                                                                                  the materials.
                                        A detailed description of AMPAC’s
                                        general contribution process including at                             Material to be posted
                                        a minimum:                                                             and integrated into
                                        • The process by which requests are                                     Chair's ongoing
                                        forwarded to AMPAC from state PACs.                                     website project.
                                        • The options AMPAC has when
                                        considering such requests.                                             Continue to consult
                                        • The way in which state PACs and                                     AMPAC Rep. for ETA
                                        candidates are notified of AMPAC’s                                     on SAB-developed
                                        decision.                                                                   materials.
                                        • Methods other than direct contribution
                                        by which AMPAC can support particular
                                        candidates (e.g. independent
                                        expenditures, partisan communications).
                                        • An explanation of how an AMPAC
                                        member can most effectively register his
                                        or her opinion of a given candidate (either
                                        with AMPAC or the state PAC) in order to
                                        have that opinion considered in the
                                        contribution process.

                                        A statement of AMPAC’s general
                                        contribution priorities for the current




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         Resolution or Report                      Required Action                 Due Date    GC Member    Current Status         Last
                                                                                                                                 Updated
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning   1. That the MSS Internal Operating          1/20/2006    Speaker    Policy Analyst and   12/20/2005
REPORT A (I-05) – Trustee              Procedures be amended to read as                                    Speaker to update
Nomination                             follows:                                                                   IOPs

                                       Section VI.A, Candidates. Medical
                                       students seeking the student position on
                                       the AMA Board of Trustees must submit
                                       an application, CV, and statement of
                                       interest by the deadline determined by
                                       the Governing Council. Students who
                                       have submitted applications after the
                                       deadline may be nominated from the
                                       floor of the Business Meeting at a time
                                       determined by the Governing Council.
                                       Incumbent students seeking reelection
                                       must enter the election process.

                                       Section V, Governing Council, Speaker &
                                       Vice Speaker, and student representative
                                       to the AMA Board of Trustees.
                                       A. Time of Election. The Chair-Elect of
                                       the Governing Council shall be elected by
                                       the MSS Assembly at the Interim Meeting
                                       for a two-year term which will include 6
                                       months as Chair-Elect, one full year as
                                       Chair, and 6 months as Immediate Past
                                       Chair. The four remaining Governing
                                       Council members and the Speaker and
                                       Vice Speaker shall be elected by the
                                       MSS Assembly at the Annual Meeting of
                                       the Section. The Governing Council shall




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         Resolution or Report                          Required Action                    Due Date     GC Member       Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                              Updated
                                          1. That no Councilor or Liaison may run         1/20/2006    Speaker/Vice  Policy Analyst and      12/20/2005
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning      for a MSS Governing Council position at                        Speaker    Speaker/Vice Speaker
REPORT B (I-05) – Concurrent              the Annual Meeting if their term will either                                 to update IOPs
Leadership Positions (Internal IOPs)      begin after or continue more than two
                                          months past that Annual Meeting.

                                          2. That a Councilor or Liaison may run for
                                          the position of Trustee at the Interim
                                          Meeting if their current Councilor or
                                          Liaison position will not continue past the
                                          Annual Meeting as per AMA Bylaws
                                          (policy B-5.101).

                                          3. That no MSS member shall hold a
                                          7. That any changes to AMA Bylaws               12/31/2005     Delegate   Consult CC&B Rep. to 12/20/2005
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning      necessary to the implementation of the                                      inquire about new
REPORT B (I-05) – Concurrent              above recommendations be pursued at A-                                     process to update
Leadership Positions (Forwarded Clause)   06.                                                                               Bylaws
MSS Resolution 4 (A-05)– Implementation RESOLVED, That the AMA-MSS                       1/20/2006     Vice Chair   A FAQ (Frequently        12/20/2005
of a Second Match                       Governing Council work collaboratively                                      Asked Questions)
                                        with the National Resident Matching                                         handout was
                                        Program (NRMP) to improve the                                               completed by our
                                        scramble and study the logistics of a                                       MSS NRMP student
                                        second Match.                                                               representative, Jona
                                                                                                                    Rushing, and
                                                                                                                    distributed at I-05.
                                                                                                                    The handout was
                                                                                                                    intended to explain
                                                                                                                    the second match and
                                                                                                                    the NRMP Board’s
                                                                                                                    decision. This FAQ
                                                                                                                    will be made available
                                                                                                                    via the AMA-MSS
                                                                                                                    website.




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          Resolution or Report                         Required Action                Due Date   GC Member           Current Status            Last
                                                                                                                                             Updated
MSS Resolution 5 (A-05) – Establishing a   RESOLVED, That the AMA-MSS work          Ongoing      Chair-Elect to   Chair-Elect has been       12/20/2005
Joint MSS and RFS Approach for             with the RFS to focus membership                      continue         having extensive
Recruitment Initiatives for Incoming MSS   strategies to retain student members and              comm-            conversations with
Members to the RFS                         recruit new resident members; and be it               unicating with   Membership and RFS
                                           further                                               RFS and SMS      leaders about these
                                                                                                                  issues.
                                           RESOLVED, That the AMA-MSS work
                                           with medical school deans to find better                               Still seeking ideas for
                                           means to recruit 4th year medical                                      new pilot programs
                                           students to the RFS including increased                                that would be effective.
                                           presence at match day and graduation
                                           events.




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         Resolution or Report                   Required Action                Due Date   GC Member         Current Status         Last
                                                                                                                                 Updated
MSS Resolution 7(A-05) – Councilor   RESOLVED, That a Governing Council       1/20/2005   All GC        Included in MSS          12/20/2005
Elections                            member shall excuse themselves from all              Members       Digest of Policy
                                     formal and informal Governing Council                              Actions as
                                     discussion and selection of any position             Vice Speaker 660.026MSS
                                     for which they are a candidate.                      to draft IOPs "Councilor Selections"
                                                                                          Update and
                                                                                          Post to GC    Language to be
                                                                                          for Review    posted to GC (by
                                                                                                        Delegate) to formalize
                                                                                                        and Policy Analyst to
                                                                                                        add to IOPs.




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         Resolution or Report                    Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member         Current Status        Last
                                                                                                                                    Updated
MSS Resolution 8 (A-05) – Trustee   MSS ACTION: Referred to GC for Report         1/20/2006   Speaker/Vice COLRP issued report      12/20/2005
Nomination                          Back at I-05                                              Speaker      at I-05. The following
                                                                                                           was adopted and
                                    RESOLVED, That nominations for                                         Policy Analyst will
                                    Trustee must be made in advance of the                                 include in MSS IOPs:
                                    opening of the meeting at which a
                                    Trustee is to be elected; and be it further                             1. That the MSS
                                                                                                            Internal Operating
                                    RESOLVED, That appropriate changes                                      Procedures be
                                    be made to the MSS House Operating                                      amended to read as
                                    Procedures immediately following A-05.                                  follows:

                                                                                                            Section VI.A,




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          Resolution or Report                      Required Action                  Due Date      GC Member       Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                          Updated
MSS Resolution 9 (A-05) – Medical       RESOLVED, That the Governing Council Report due            Chair       GC drafted a list of       12/20/2005
Student Section Discretionary Funding   be allotted a discretionary fund of at least A-06                      advanced criteria to
                                        $500 for every Annual/Interim Meeting                                  describe a situation
                                        beginning with I-05 that may only be used                              that would be covered
                                        with the sole authorization of the Chair of                            under a discretionary
                                        the Medical Student Section and be                                     funding category.
                                        disbursed according to existing AMA
                                        guidelines regarding discretionary                                     Chair compiled the list
                                        funding; and be it further                                             of criteria discussed at
                                                                                                               meeting and posted to
                                        RESOLVED, That the Governing Council                                   GC for final
                                        work with appropriate staff members to                                 agreement.
                                        become more involved in the allocation of
                                        the existing budget of the Medical                                     Final list of criteria
                                        Student Section and report back with                                   was forwarded to
                                        specific examples of how Governing                                     Director to formally
                                        Council input into the process has                                     include for meeting
                                        changed by A-06.                                                       budgeting. No
                                                                                                               requests arose at I-05
                                                                                                               for use of
                                                                                    Draft report               discretionary funds.
                                                                                    due
                                                                                    2/28/2006                  Criteria piloted at I-05
                                                                                    for March                  without incident; Chair
                                                                                    GC meeting                 to draft status report
                                                                                                               for A-06.

                                                                                                               Chair to pass on
                                                                                                               discretionary funding
                                                                                                               criteria to Chair-Elect




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         Resolution or Report                         Required Action                Due Date     GC Member      Current Status       Last
                                                                                                                                    Updated
MSS Governing Council Report F (A-05) –   1. That the MSS Governing Council        Report       Vice Chair    Policy Analyst and    12/20/2005
Funding for AMA-MSS Standing              outline the creation, maintenance and    outline due                Vice Chair to draft
Committees                                dissolution of standing and ad-hoc       by 1/20/2006               report due at A-06
                                          committees and report back at I-05.
                                                                                   Draft report
                                                                                   due by
                                                                                   2/28/2006
                                                                                   for March
                                                                                   GC Meeting




MSS Governing Council Report F (A-05) –   3. That the MSS Governing Council seek   A-06           Chair       New initiative form   12/20/2005
Funding for AMA-MSS Standing              funding for two conference calls per                                submitted for 2006
Committees                                committee per year.                                                 budget.

                                                                                                              Awaiting Status




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          Resolution or Report                         Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member        Current Status      Last
                                                                                                                                       Updated
MSS Governing Council Report K (A-05) – TRANSMITED TO THE AMA-HOD AT I- Monitor                   Delegate/       AMA Resolution 816   11/29/2005
Past and Future Policy Suggestions to   05:                                       referral status Alt. Delegate
Improve the National Resident Matching                                                                            HOD Action:
Program                                 1. That our AMA-MSS and AMA work                                          Resolution 816
                                        with the NRMP to keep transaction costs                                   Referred
Title Change: Policy Suggestions to     of the Match to reasonable levels, and
Improve the National Resident Matching  that fees charged for each program a
Program                                 medical student applies to be capped at a
                                        reasonable level that takes into account
                                        medical students’ budgeting constraints.

                                          2. That our AMA urge the NRMP to allow
                                          students to opt out of the Match without
                                          penalty when there are extenuating
                                          circumstances such as:
                                          • Unforeseen family emergencies such as
                                          illness that would require the individual to
                                          care for a family member.
                                          • Unforeseen physical or mental health
                                          problems that would impede the
                                          individual’s ability to participate in
                                          residency training.
                                          • Required military or foreign service duty.




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         Resolution or Report                        Required Action                Due Date    GC Member         Current Status      Last
                                                                                                                                    Updated
MSS Governing Council Report K (A-05) – TRANSMITED TO THE AMA-HOD AT I- Monitor                Delegate/       AMA Resolution 816   11/29/2005
Past and Future Policy Suggestions to   05:                                    referral status Alt. Delegate
Improve the National Resident Matching                                                                         HOD Action:
Program                                 3. That our AMA support students,                                      Resolution 816
                                        residents, and all appropriate                                         Referred
                                        organizations who work to ensure that
                                        any suspected violation of NRMP policy
                                        is addressed, publicized, and proper
                                        redress achieved, including the active
                                        promotion of NRMP complaint forms and
                                        other existing channels.

                                         4. That our AMA work with the
                                         Accreditation Council for Graduate
                                         Medical Education and other appropriate
                                         agencies to assure that the terms of
                                         employment for resident physicians
                                         reflect the unique and extensive amount
                                         of education and experience acquired by
                                         physicians.

                                         5. That our AMA study the use of
                                         collective bargaining with residency
                                         programs participating in the
                                         Accreditation Council for Graduate
                                         Medical Education to ensure fair and
                                         equitable terms of employment for
                                         resident physicians.

                                         6. That our AMA study the creation of a
                                         body that would establish and monitor
                                         criteria for fair and equitable terms of
                                         employment for resident physicians.




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         Resolution or Report                         Required Action                   Due Date    GC Member         Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                             Updated
MSS Governing Council Report K (A-05) –   7. That our AMA support the concept that Monitor         Delegate/       AMA Resolution 816        11/29/2005
Past and Future Policy Suggestions to     programs should retain the ability to    referral status Alt. Delegate
Improve the National Resident Matching    extend applicants positions outside the                                  HOD Action:
Program                                   Match.                                                                   Resolution 816
                                                                                                                   Referred
                                          8. That our AMA support improvements
                                          to the structure of the Match program for
                                          efficient placement of unmatched
                                          students, as long as such alterations do
                                          not result in postponement of the
                                          traditional “Match Day” date in mid-March.

MSS Regions Task Force Report A (A-05)    1. That our AMA-MSS Governing Council 1/20/2006                          Chirag Patel has been     12/20/2005
– Developing our Regions                  re-commission the Regions Task Force     for next draft                  appointed Chair of
                                          to develop amendments to the IOP                                         RIT Force and
                                          reflective of current structure and                                      members have been
                                          intention of the Regions with additional                                 appointed from the
                                          language to create Regional Coordination                                 Regions.
                                          Committees in each Region with report                                    Draft due 11/23/05 for
                                          back to the AMA-MSS Assembly in I-05.                                    report at A-06.

                                                                                       12/31/05     Speaker
                                                                                                                   Contact Chirag to
                                                                                                                   ensure that GC
                                                                                                                   feedback has been
                                                                                                                   considered and to
                                                                                                                   communicate new
                                                                                                                   deadline for next draft
MSS Regions Task Force Report A (A-05)    2. That our AMA-MSS reaffirm the roles       1/20/2006    Speaker        Speaker to draft IOPs 12/20/2005
– Developing our Regions                  of the Regional Chairs.                                                  update and add
                                                                                                                   language in region
                                                                                                                   resource. Policy
                                                                                                                   Analyst to update IOPs




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          Resolution or Report                        Required Action                   Due Date    GC Member        Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                            Updated
MSS Regions Task Force Report A (A-05)   8. That our AMA-MSS Governing Council Ongoing             Vice Chair /   Chirag Patel              12/20/2005
– Developing our Regions                 re-commission the Regions Task Force                      Speaker        appointed as new
                                         to continue to study the question of                                     Chair. Members have
                                         Regional realignment with report back to                                 been appointed from
                                         the AMA-MSS Assembly in I-05.                                            Regions
                                                                                                                  Report expected at A-
                                                                                                                  06; delay largely due
                                                                                                                  in recruiting members
                                                                                                                  from every Region.

MSS Resolution 28 (I-04) – Promoting     RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all 1/20/2006            At Large       At Large Officer and      12/20/2005
Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles           physicians and health professionals to                    Officer        Program
                                         set an example by striving to maintain a                                 Administrator to
                                         healthy weight and engaging in physical                                  coordinate the posting
                                         activity as recommended by scientific                                    of an electronic
                                         literature and expert panels; and be it                                  version of the "Fitness
                                         further                                                                  Pledge"

                                         RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all                                     Send out eVoice item
                                         physicians and health professionals to                                   to promote as "New
                                         set an example by maintaining a healthy                                  Years Resolution"
                                         and nutritious diet as recommended by
                                         scientific literature and expert panels; and
                                         be it further

                                         RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all
                                         physicians and health professionals to
                                         set an example by getting enough sleep
                                         to avoid the known short and long term
                                         adverse effects of sleep deprivation as
                                         recommended by scientific literature and
                                         expert panels.




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          Resolution or Report                      Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member      Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                      Updated
MSS Resolution 28 (I-04) – Promoting   RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all 1/20/2006            At-Large    Documents on             12/20/2005
Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles         physicians and health professionals to                                strategies to stay
                                       set an example by striving to maintain a                              healthy have been
                                       healthy weight and engaging in physical                               developed.
                                       activity as recommended by scientific
                                       literature and expert panels; and be it                               At-Large Officer to
                                       further                                                               provide electronic
                                                                                                             versions of
                                       RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all                                  documents to
                                       physicians and health professionals to                                Program
                                       set an example by maintaining a healthy                               Administrator to post
                                       and nutritious diet as recommended by                                 on web.
                                       scientific literature and expert panels; and
                                       be it further                                                         Include item in eVoice
                                                                                                             when docuements are
                                       RESOLVED, That the MSS encourage all                                  posted.
                                       physicians and health professionals to
                                       set an example by getting enough sleep
                                       to avoid the known short and long term
                                       adverse effects of sleep deprivation as
                                       recommended by scientific literature and
                                       expert panels.




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          Resolution or Report                    Required Action                Due Date      GC Member           Current Status             Last
                                                                                                                                            Updated
Resolution 7 (A-03) Clinical Skills   Adopted as Amended with a Change in       Survey draft   Vice Chair to   AMA Resolution 324           12/20/2005
Assessment Exam Implementation        Title to:                                 due by         contact Jason   Adopted
                                      Clinical Skills Assessment Exam and       1/20/2006      Etheredge       A Council on Medical
                                                                                                               Education Report on this
                                      College of Osteopathic Medicine                          (Ad-Hoc
                                                                                                               subject was prepared for
                                      Licensing Exam-Physical Exam                             Comm. on
                                                                                                               consideration by the
                                      Implementation                                           Med Ed) to      House of Delegates at
                                      That our AMA-MSS study safeguard                         follow up on    its 2004 Annual Meeting.
                                      measures for students in the first five                  survey.         Letters were written to
                                      years of implementation of the Clinical                                  the National Board of
                                      Skills Assessment Exam and COMLEX-                                       Medical Examiners and
                                      PE.                                                                      the American Board of
                                                                                                               Osteopathic Medical
                                                                                                               Examiners notifying
                                                                                                               them of the House
                                                                                                               action. House action has
                                                                                                               been transmitted to each
                                                                                                               medical school,
                                                                                                               residency program
                                                                                                               director, and directors of
                                                                                                               medical education at US
                                                                                                               teaching hospitals via
                                                                                                               the Medical Education
                                                                                                               Bulletin.

                                                                                                               Survey conducted by the
                                                                                                               MSS Ad-Hoc Committee
                                                                                                               on Medical Education
                                                                                                               and reported at A-05.
                                                                                                               This survey had a low
                                                                                                               response rate and drew
                                                                                                               mostly students with
                                                                                                               specific complaints.

                                                                                                               New survey is still in
                                                                                                               draft phase; seeking




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          Resolution or Report                        Required Action                   Due Date     GC Member          Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                              Updated
MSS Resolution 4 (I-05) – AMA Stance on   TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06       Delegate/Alt.                           12/20/2005
Bill S.51 and Support for                                                                             Delegate
Ongoing Fetal Pain Research               RESOLVED, That our AMA encourage
                                          further unbiased research on fetal pain;
                                          and be it further
Change in title: AMA Stance on Physician
Scripts and Support for Ongoing Fetal Pain RESOLVED, That our AMA oppose
Research                                   government-mandated physician scripts.

                                          MSS policy 5.004 reaffirmed.                                                   Policy Analyst
                                                                                                                     reaffirmed MSS Policy

MSS Resolution 10 (I-05) – Covering the   TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06       Delegate/Alt.                           12/20/2005
Uninsured as AMA’s Top Priority                                                                       Delegate
                                          RESOLVED, That the number one
                                          priority of the American Medical                           Coordinating
                                          Association be comprehensive health                        strategy with
                                          system reform that achieves reasonable                          RFS
                                          health insurance for all Americans that       12/31/2005                    Status email to be
                                          emphasizes prevention, quality and                                         sent to all committee
                                          safety while addressing the broken                                           and leadership
                                          medical liability system, flaws in Medicare                                      listserves
                                          and Medicaid, and improving the
                                          physician practice environment.
MSS Resolution 11 (I-05) – Promotion of   TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06       Delegate/Alt.                           11/23/2005
Healthy Body Image in Pre-Adolescent                                                                  Delegate
Children                                  RESOLVED, That our AMA support
                                          school-based primary prevention
                                          programs for pre-adolescent children in
                                          order to prevent the onset of eating
                                          disorders and other behaviors associated
                                          with a negative body image.




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          Resolution or Report                       Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member        Current Status      Last
                                                                                                                                     Updated
MSS Resolution 14 (I-05) – Physician     TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06     Delegate/Alt.                     11/23/2005
Objection to Treatment and                                                                         Delegate
Individual Patient Discrimination        RESOLVED, That our AMA reaffirm that
                                         physicians can conscientiously object to
                                         the treatment of a patient only in non-
                                         emergent situations; and be it further

                                         RESOLVED, That our AMA support
                                         policy that when a physician
                                         conscientiously objects to serve a patient,
                                         the physician must provide alternative(s)
                                         which include a prompt and appropriate
                                         referral.
MSS Resolution 15 (I-05) – Increasing   TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                 A-06     Delegate/Alt.                     11/23/2005
Awareness of the Benefits and                                                                      Delegate
Risks Associated with Complementary and RESOLVED, That our AMA support the
Alternative Medicine                    incorporation of Complementary and
                                        Alternative Medicine (CAM) in medical
                                        education as well as continuing medical
                                        education curricula, covering CAM’s
                                        benefits, risks, and efficacy.


MSS Resolution 19 (I-05) – Human         TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06     Delegate/ Alt.                    11/23/2005
Papillomavirus (HPV) Inclusion in High                                                              Delegate
School Health Education Curricula        RESOLVED, That our American Medical
                                         Association strongly urge existing school
                                         health education programs to emphasize
                                         the high incidence of human
                                         papillomavirus and to discuss the
                                         importance of routine pap smears in the
                                         prevention of cervical cancer.




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          Resolution or Report                        Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member        Current Status      Last
                                                                                                                                      Updated
MSS Resolution 20 (I-05) – National HIV   TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06     Delegate/ Alt.                    11/23/2005
Testing Day                                                                                          Delegate
                                          RESOLVED, That our AMA recognize
                                          National HIV Testing Day and encourage
                                          AMA members to promote participation in
                                          voluntary HIV testing and counseling
                                          through community and media outreach,
                                          health fairs, and free testing sites across
                                          the country.

MSS Resolution 24 (I-05) – Mandatory      TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                A-06     Delegate/ Alt.                    11/23/2005
Anonymous HIV Testing on                                                                             Delegate
Undergraduate Campuses                    RESOLVED, That our AMA encourage
                                          undergraduate campuses to conduct
                                          anonymous, free HIV testing with
New Title: Anonymous HIV Testing on       qualified staff and counselors.
Undergraduate Campuses

MSS GOVERNING COUNCIL REPORT D TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06:                           A-06     Delegate/Alt.                     11/23/2005
(I-05) – Expansion of Student Health                                                                Delegate
Services                             That our AMA strongly encourage all
                                     medical schools to establish student
                                     health centers in order to provide
                                     adequate and timely medical and mental
                                     health care to their students.

                                          That our AMA encourage medical
                                          schools to increase their student health
                                          center’s hours to include weekend
                                          coverage.




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           Resolution or Report                        Required Action          Due Date        GC Member      Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                      Updated
                                                                              Monitor                       AMA-HOD Resolution        12/20/2005
MSS Resolution 3 (A-05) - Equal                                               referral status               809 (I-05): HOD
Opportunities for Osteopathic and                                                                           Action: Resolved 1
Allopathic Medical Students                                                                                 adopted, Resolved 2
                                                                                                            adopted as amended
with a change in title to read:                                                                             and Resolveds 3 and
                                                                                                            4 referred.
Equal Fees for Osteopathic and Allopathic
Medical Students                                                                                            RESOLVED, That
                                                                                                            American Medical
                                                                                                            Association Policies H-
                                                                                                            405.989, “Physicians
                                                                                                            and Surgeons,” and G-
                                                                                                            635.053, “AMA
                                                                                                            Membership Strategy:
                                                                                                            Osteopathic
                                                                                                            Medicine,” be
                                                                                                            reaffirmed (Reaffirm
                                                                                                            HOD Policy); and be it
                                                                                                            further

                                                                                                            RESOLVED, That our
                                                                                                            AMA, in collaboration
                                                                                                            with the American
                                                                                                            Osteopathic
                                                                                                            Association,
                                                                                                            discourage
                                                                                                            discrimination against
                                                                                                            medical students by
                                                                                                            institutions and
                                                                                                            programs based on
                                            Transmitted to AMA-HOD at I-05                                  osteopathic or
                                                                                                            allopathic training




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          Resolution or Report                        Required Action                   Due Date    GC Member         Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                            Updated
MSS Resolution 12 (A-05) – An Initiative to TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD at A-06: A-06                  Delegate/                                11/23/2005
Encourage Mental Health Education in                                                               Alt. Delegate
Public Schools                              RESOLVED, That our AMA work with
                                            mental health organizations to encourage
MSS Resolution 13 (A-05) – Reducing         patients to discuss mental health
Stigma and Increasing Detection of Mental concerns with their physicians; and be it
Illnesses                                   further

Combined Title: Increasing Detection of   RESOLVED, That our AMA work with the
Mental Illnesses and Encouraging          Department of Education and state
Education                                 education boards and encourage them to
                                          adopt basic mental health education
                                          designed specifically for elementary
                                          through high school students.
MSS Resolution 14 (A-05) – Ensuring Best MSS ACTION: Referred to the Governing 1/20/2006           Vice Chair      The GC has assigned      12/20/2005
Care for Children with Diabetes in Schools Council for Report back at A-06                                         the writing of this
                                                                                                                   report to the MSS
                                                                                                                   Committee on Public
                                          RESOLVED, That our AMA join the                                          Health for report back
                                          National Association of School Nurses                                    at the 2006 Annual
                                          and American Federation of Teachers in                                   Meeting.
                                          strongly opposing legislation that has non-
                                          medical school personnel dosing and                                      Draft due 11/23/05
                                          administering injectable medications to
                                          students, or making clinical decisions                                   GC's comments were
                                          regarding a student’s health or treatment;                               communicated to
                                          and be it further                                                        committee

                                          RESOLVED, That our AMA oppose
                                          enactment of legislation to authorize
                                          school nurses training non-healthcare
                                          school personnel as diabetes personnel.




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          Resolution or Report                      Required Action                  Due Date   GC Member       Current Status          Last
                                                                                                                                      Updated
MSS Resolution 24 (A-05) – University   MSS ACTION: Referred to the Governing 1/20/2006         Vice Chair   Report assigned to       12/20/2005
Research, Intellectual Property and     Council for Report back at I-05                                      the MSS Committee
Access to Essential Medicines in                                                                             on Scientific Issues
Resource-Poor Settings                  RESOLVED, That our AMA will work to                                  for report back at the
                                        advance the development of treatment,                                2006 Annual Meeting.
                                        prophylaxis (including vaccines), and
                                        devices for neglected diseases through                               Draft due 11/23/05
                                        encouraging universities to place a
                                        greater emphasis on supporting,                                      Vice Chair to ensure
                                        reporting on, and promoting Neglected                                that GC's comments
                                        Diseases research; and be it further                                 were communicated
                                                                                                             to the committee
                                        RESOLVED, That our AMA will urge
                                        universities to engage nontraditional
                                        partners in order to create new
                                        opportunities for Neglected Diseases
                                        drug development, including public-
                                        private partnerships, grant-making
                                        organizations, nonprofits, and developing-
                                        world research institutions; and be it
                                        further

                                        RESOLVED, That our AMA will work with
                                        universities, students, researchers, and
                                        community members to establish norms
                                        and implement strategies and best
                                        practices to promote access to essential
                                        medicines in developing countries; and
                                        be it further

                                        RESOLVED, That this resolution be
                                        forwarded to the 2005 AMA House of
                                        Delegates Annual Meeting.




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          Resolution or Report                      Required Action                   Due Date    GC Member      Current Status     Last
                                                                                                                                  Updated
MSS Resolution Late 1 (A-05) –        TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06: A-06                      Delegate/                        11/23/2005
Determining Residents' Salaries                                                                  Alt. Delegate
                                      RESOLVED, That our AMA support
                                      reforming the current system of
                                      determining residents’ salaries so that a
                                      resident’s level of training, cost of living,
                                      whether or not they work in an
                                      underserved area and other factors
                                      relevant to appropriate compensation of
                                      residents are taken into account.

MSS Governing Council Report A (A-05) – TRANSMIT TO THE AMA-HOD AT A-06: A-06                    Delegate/                        11/23/2005
Naloxone Administration and Heroin                                                               Alt. Delegate
Overdose                                1. That our AMA recognize the great
                                        burden that both prescription and non-
                                        prescription opiate addiction and abuse
                                        places on patients and society alike and
                                        reaffirm its support for the
                                        compassionate treatment of patients with
                                        opiate addiction.

                                      2. That our AMA monitor the progress of
                                      nasal naloxone studies and report back
                                      as needed.

                                      3. That our AMA work to remove
                                      obstacles to physicians who wish to
                                      conduct ethical and needed research in
                                      the area of addiction medicine.




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          Resolution or Report                         Required Action                 Due Date      GC Member        Current Status           Last
                                                                                                                                             Updated
MSS Governing Council Report G (A-05) – 1. That the AMA-MSS expand GRIP for a 3/1/2006                            Process to be enacted      12/20/2005
MSS Involvement with International Health trial period in 2006 for medical student                                for Spring 2006 GRIP
and Policy                                interns in non-clinical international health                            selection
                                          policy programs outside of the
                                          Washington, D.C. area. International         1/20/2006                  Policy Analyst to
                                          health policy interns will be selected                                  ensure that GRIP
                                          based upon the availability of slots after                              application reflects
                                          the traditional GRIP applicants are                                     international health
                                          selected.
                                                                                       12/31/2005                 Vice Chair to inquire if
                                          2. That the AMA-MSS Governing Council                                   COLRP is interested
                                          present a report at I-06 analyzing the                                  in writing status report
                                          effectiveness of this trial expansion of                                on GRIP/GRAF
                                          GRIP.
MSS Resolution 7 (I-04) – Changing the    Referred to Governing Council for Report A-06             Vice Chair    Report Assigned to         12/20/2005
Culture of Healthcare Delivery:                                                                     assigned      Ad-Hoc Committee on
Encouragement of Teamwork Among                                                                     deadline of   Medical Education.
Healthcare Professional Students                                                                    11/23
                                                                                                                  Draft due 11/23/05

                                                                                                                  Vice Chair to inquire
                                                                                                                  as to status of report

MSS Resolution 4 (A-04) – Medical          Referred to Governing Council for Report A-06            NONE          Appropriate questions      11/23/2005
Student Malpractice Coverage                                                                                      were included in
                                                                                                                  annual LCME
                                                                                                                  questionnaire
                                                                                                                  distributed 2/05;
                                                                                                                  results back 6/05;
                                                                                                                  Policy Analyst is
                                                                                                                  collaborating with the
                                                                                                                  AMA’s Insurance
                                                                                                                  Agency to research
                                                                                                                  the availability of and
                                                                                                                  methods of funding
                                                                                                                  supplemental
                                                                                                                  malpractice




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         Resolution or Report                      Required Action                     Due Date     GC Member      Current Status         Last
                                                                                                                                        Updated
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning   MSS Action: Recommendations adopted           Ongoing        Chair       Chair to draft a one-   12/20/2005
Report A (A-04) AMA Medical Student    and the remainder of the report filed:                                   page summary at
Section 2004-2007 Strategic Plan                                                     Draft report               each Annual meeting
                                       That, in the realm of advocacy, our MSS       due by                     outlining how these
                                       should:                                       2/28/2006                  recommendations are
                                                                                     for March                  being met.
                                       Continue to view the Regional Delegates       GC Meeting
                                       as independent entities, the assistance of
                                       which should be actively solicited in order
                                       to accomplish AMA-HOD victories, and

                                       Continue to pursue collaborative national
                                       advocacy goal setting and execution, as
                                       is done through the AMA-MSS
                                       Committee on Legislation and Advocacy,
                                       and

                                       Actively solicit the input of the AMA
                                       Government Relations Advocacy Fellow
                                       in the generation of national advocacy
                                       directions, as it would with any of the
                                       student members of AMA Councils, while
                                       recognizing that the Fellow is primarily
                                       responsible to the AMA Advocacy Staff,
                                       and

                                       Continue to develop learning modules,
                                       action items, and development materials
                                       that are accessible and easy to use for
                                       the implementation of MSS actions at the
                                       state and chapter levels.




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         Resolution or Report                      Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member     Current Status     Last
                                                                                                                               Updated
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning   That, in the realm of membership, our    Ongoing         Chair-Elect                    11/23/2005
Report A (A-04) AMA Medical Student    MSS should make membership
Section 2004-2007 Strategic Plan       recruitment and retention the number one
                                       goal for the next three years;

                                       emphasize retention of involvement of
                                       members as they transition into their
                                       clinical years of medical school;

                                       develop better mechanisms to retain
                                       membership of students as they
                                       transition out of medical school and into
                                       residencies;

                                       utilize advocacy as a means to increase
                                       membership recruitment and retention,
                                       while recognizing that breadth of policy is
                                       a key to attracting a breadth of potential
                                       members and improve public awareness
                                       of MSS advocacy victories as a means to
                                       increase membership recruitment and
                                       retention by any means necessary,
                                       including but not limited to seeking an
                                       AMA staff position dedicated to MSS
                                       external communications.




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         Resolution or Report                      Required Action                   Due Date   GC Member   Current Status     Last
                                                                                                                             Updated
MSS Committee on Long Range Planning   That, in the realm of leadership, our MSS Ongoing                                     11/23/2005
Report A (A-04) AMA Medical Student    Governing Council should:
Section 2004-2007 Strategic Plan
                                       Continue to pursue collaborative policy
                                       making in the form of ad-hoc task forces
                                       and standing committees, and

                                       Encourage the MSS Chair to delegate
                                       responsibility for advocacy to the Vice-
                                       Chair so that the Chair can emphasize
                                       collaborating with other organizations
                                       (e.g. AMSA, AAMC, SNMA, etc.) and
                                       serving as the public face of the MSS, and

                                       Encourage the MSS Member at-Large to
                                       take full responsibility for pursuing the
                                       membership goals, and
                                       Take steps to strengthen Regional
                                       allegiance and leadership.

MSS Committee on Long Range Planning   That our MSS Leadership regularly            Ongoing                                  11/23/2005
Report A (A-04) AMA Medical Student    evaluate their progress toward the
Section 2004-2007 Strategic Plan       accomplishment of these goals, with
                                       annual reports to the AMA-MSS
                                       Assembly.

                                       That our AMA-MSS make this Strategic
                                       Plan available on the MSS Website.

                                       That our AMA-MSS seek a new three
                                       year plan for the 2007-2010 period, with
                                       report to the MSS Assembly at A-07.




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         Resolution or Report                       Required Action                 Due Date   GC Member      Current Status            Last
                                                                                                                                      Updated
Resolution 19 (A-03) Building AMA-MSS That our AMA-MSS urge all medical         A-06           Chair       AMA Resolution 616         12/20/2005
Membership through Promotion of AMPAC student chapters to work with the AMPAC                              Adopted
and State Medical PACs                Student Advisory Board to conduct fall or
                                      winter annual membership drives for                                  Chair and other GC
                                      AMPAC and state PACs.                                                members to support
                                                                                                           student member of
                                        That our AMA-MSS urge all regional                                 AMPAC BOD in
                                        delegates to annually recruit for AMPAC                            ongoing recruitment
                                        and state PAC membership among all                                 efforts.
                                        medical students from their respective
                                        regions.                                                           AMPAC BOD rep was
                                                                                                           asked to identify state
                                        That where state laws permit, our AMA                              and Region with
                                        and our AMA-MSS encourage all medical                              highest membership
                                        students (regardless of AMA                                        for recognition at A-05.
                                        membership) to join state medical society
                                        PACs.                                                              Award to be added to
                                                                                                           Thursday night award
                                        That our AMA and our AMA-MSS                                       presentation at Annual
                                        recognize the state and the medical                                Meetings. Winners to
                                        student region with the highest                                    also be recognized in
                                        percentage membership in AMPAC                                     Assembly.
                                        and/or state PACs at each annual
                                        meeting.                                                           Chair to communicate
                                                                                                           w/AMPAC Rep.




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     Resolution or Report        Required Action     Date       GC               Ending Status            Last Updated
                                                   Completed   Member
MSS Resolution 1 (I-04) –       TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05        Delegate/ Transmitted to HOD as 603 (A-          8/10/2005
Lifetime E-Mail Accounts as a   AMA-HOD                        Alternate 05) and adopted. BoT report
Benefit of AMA Membership                                                 due at A-06
MSS Resolution 2 (I-04) –       TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05        Delegate/ Did not transmit to HOD as MSS         8/10/2005
Reevaluating AMA-MSS            AMA-HOD                        Alternate Governing Council report made
Membership Benefits                                                       it unnecessary
MSS Resolution 2 (I-04) –       REFERRED TO MSS A-05           Vice Chair Report completed and                  8/10/2005
Reevaluating AMA-MSS            GOVERNING                                 presented at A-05
Membership Benefits             COUNCIL FOR
                                REPORT
MSS Resolution 3 (I-04) –        That the MSS Internal A-05   Speaker   Policy Analyst updated MSS      8/10/2005
Amendments to MSS Internal       Operating                              Internal Operating Procedures
Operating Procedures regarding   Procedures be
Convention Committees            amended as follows:

                                 Section VII, H, 1:                     Governing Council implemented
                                 Credentials                            updated procedures at A-05
                                 Committee. An eight
                                 member Credentials
                                 Committee,
                                 composed of one
                                 member per region
                                 as defined in VII.A.,
                                 unless there are no
                                 candidates from a
                                 region, and one
                                 Chair, shall be
                                 appointed by the
                                 Governing Council.
                                 The Committee shall
                                 be responsible for
                                 consideration of all
                                 matters relating to the
                                 registration and
                                 certification of
                                 delegates including
                                 credentialing
                                 delegates for
                                 business meetings,
                                 verifying a quorum is
                                 present, and
                                 distributing ballots for
                                 elections; and that
MSS Resolution 5 (I-04) – Flight   CHANGE TITLE TO   A-05   Delegate/ Transmitted to HOD as 607 (A-      8/10/2005
Discounts for Travel to the        READ:                    Alternate 05) and referred to the BoT for
Clinical Skills Assessment         FLIGHT                             decision
Examination (CSAE)                 DISCOUNTS FOR
                                   TRAVEL FOR AMA-
                                   MSS MEMBERS

                                   TRANSMIT TO THE
                                   AMA-HOD
MSS Resolution 6 (I-04) –          REFERRED TO MSS A-05     Vice Chair Report initially referred to      8/10/2005
Encouraging Leadership             GOVERNING                           Committee on Long Range
Development                        COUNCIL FOR                         Planning (COLRP), and referred
                                   REPORT                              back to GC 2/05; RIT Force
                                                                       Report B (A-05) "Tiering our
                                                                       Leadership" was eventually
                                                                       written and recommendations
                                                                       adopted.
MSS Resolution 8 (I-04) –          TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/ Transmitted to HOD as              8/10/2005
Improving Sexual Education in      AMA-HOD                  Alternate Resolution 306 (A-05) and
the Medical School Curriculum                                          withdrawn - why - state
                                                                       sponsorship?
MSS Resolution 9 (I-04) –     REFERRED TO MSS A-05          Vice Chair Report Assigned to Ad-Hoc         8/10/2005
Combining the Residency Match GOVERNING                                Committee on Medical
Programs                      COUNCIL FOR                              Education and referred back to
                              REPORT                                   the GC by the MSS Assembly.
                                                                       New report forthcoming at I-05.

MSS Resolution 13 (I-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/ Transmitted to the HOD as          8/10/2005
Health Insurance for Medical       AMA-HOD                  Alternate Resolution 617 (A-05). BoT
Students                                                               report forthcoming at I-05.
MSS Resolution 14 (I-04) –         REFERRED TO MSS A-05     Vice Chair Report completed and              8/10/2005
Funding for AMA-MSS Standing       GOVERNING                           recommendations adopted.
Committees                         COUNCIL FOR
                                   REPORT
MSS Resolution 15 (I-04) –      TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05      Delegate/ Transmitted to the HOD as         8/10/2005
Educating Medical Students      AMA-HOD                      Alternate Resolution 303 (A-05) and
about the Pharmaceutical                                               adopted. To be implemented by
Industry                                                               Med Ed staff.
MSS Resolution 16 (I-04) –      REFERRED TO MSS February 1   Chair     Chair’s Letter to be drafted by    6/2/2005
Membership Retention Into       GOVERNING                              Vice Chair to go to BOT
Residency                       COUNCIL FOR                            Membership Task Force. Letter
                                DECISION                               to include MSS Res. 38 (A-04).
                                                                       Letter drafted, follow up with
                                                                       Todd.
MSS Resolution 17 (I-04) –      REFERRED TO MSS February 1   Chair     Chair’s Letter to be drafted by    6/2/2005
Publicizing AMA-MSS             GOVERNING                              Vice Chair to go to BOT
Membership Initiatives          COUNCIL FOR                            Membership Task Force. Letter
                                DECISION                               to include MSS Res. 38 (A-04).
                                                                       Letter drafted, follow up with
                                                                       Todd.
MSS Resolution 20 (I-04) –      TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05      Delegate/ Transmitted to HOD as              6/2/2005
Drunk Driving Prevention        AMA-HOD                      Alternate Resolution 415 (A-05) and then
through Designated Driver Use                                          withdrawn by MSS - state
Promotion                                                              support?
MSS Resolution 21 (I-04) –      RESOLVED, That our A-05      Policy    Completed.                         6/2/2005
Antidepressant Usage Among      AMA-MSS amend                Analyst
Children, Adolescents and       existing policy
Young Adults                    120.003MSS by
                                addition and deletion.
MSS Resolution 21 (I-04) –     TRANSMIT TO THE A-05             Delegate/ Adopted as amended to support   8/10/2005
Antidepressant Usage Among     AMA-HOD:                         Alternate AMA-HOD Resolution 803 (I-04)
Children, Adolescents and      RESOLVED, That our
Young Adults                   AMA amend existing
                               policy H-60.944 by
                               addition and deletion.

                               RESOLVED, That our
                               MSS support working
                               in conjunction with all
                               appropriate specialty
                               societies to prepare
                               an independent,
                               comprehensive
                               review of the
                               scientific data
                               currently available
                               pertaining to the
                               safety and efficacy of
                               the use of Selective
                               Serotonin Reuptake
                               Inhibitor (SSRI)
                               antidepressants in
                               the treatment of child
                               and adolescent
                               psychiatric disorders.




MSS Resolution 22 (I-04) –     TRANSMIT TO THE           A-05   Delegate/ HOD Res. 406 (A-05)             8/10/2005
Teaching Sexual Education to   AMA-HOD                          Alternate
Disabled Youth in School
MSS Resolution 23 (I-04) –         FOLLOW UP ON       February 1,   Chair     Chair’s Letter to be drafted by     8/10/2005
Abstinence-Only Education and      AMA RESOLUTION     2005                    Delegate, Chair and Trustee.
Federally-Funded Community         834 (I-04)                                 Letter drafted, follow up w/Becky
Based Initiatives                                                             and Todd
MSS Resolution 24 (I-04) – A       TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05          Delegate/ HOD Res. 505 (A-05)                 8/10/2005
Request to Study the Feasibility   AMA-HOD                          Alternate
of Implementing an AMA Patient
Safety Database
MSS Resolution 25 (I-04) – Folic   CHANGE TITLE TO    A-05          Delegate/ HOD Res. 515 (A-05)                 8/10/2005
Acid Fortification of Grain        READ:                            Alternate
Products used by Hispanics         FOLIC ACID
                                   FORTIFICATION OF
                                   GRAIN PRODUCTS
                                   TRANSMIT TO THE
                                   AMA-HOD

MSS Resolution 26 (I-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05          Delegate/                                      6/2/2005
“Keepsake” Fetal                   AMA-HOD                          Alternate
Ultrasonography
MSS Resolution 27 (I-04)           TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05          Delegate/ HOD Res. 530 (A-05)                 8/10/2005
–Minimum Newborn Screening         AMA-HOD                          Alternate
Recommendations
MSS Resolution 29 (I-04) – U.S.    RESOLVED, That our Complete      Delegate/ Adopted as amended to support        6/2/2005
Government Involvement in          AMA-MSS encourage                Alternate AMA-HOD Resolutions 709,
Preventing Future Vaccine          the U.S. government                        714, and 722 as well as BOT
Shortages                          to create a long term                      Report 28 (I-04), U.S. Influenza
                                   solution to change                         Vaccine Supply: Update and
                                   the infrastructure of                      Future Directions for Adult
                                   the vaccine industry                       Immunization
                                   to prevent future
                                   problems such as
                                   shortages.

MSS Resolution 30 (I-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05          Delegate/ HOD Res. ?                           6/2/2005
Promotion of Rapid HIV Test        AMA-HOD                          Alternate
MSS Resolution 32 (I-04) –         RESOLVED, That our A-05    Vice Chair Report Assigned to Ad-Hoc          6/2/2005
Concierge Medicine                 AMA-MSS study the                     Committee on Ethics
                                   issue of concierge
                                   medicine, its many                     Information Report Complete
                                   modalities, its impact
                                   on our careers and
                                   molding future patient
                                   care, and report back
                                   at A-05.

MSS Resolution 36 (I-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05    Delegate/ HOD Res. 413 (A-05)                 6/2/2005
Addition of Alternatives to Soft   AMA-HOD                    Alternate
Drinks in Public Schools
MSS Resolution 37 (I-04) –         CHANGE TITLE TO A-05       Delegate/ HOD Res. 513 (A-05)                 6/2/2005
Support for National Pain Care     READ:                      Alternate
Policy Act of 2003                 SUPPORT FOR A
                                   NATIONAL CENTER
                                   ON PAIN RESEARCH
                                   TRANSMIT TO THE
                                   AMA-HOD

MSS Resolution 38 (I-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE    A-05    Delegate/                                     6/2/2005
Advertising for Herbal             AMA-HOD                    Alternate
Supplements
MSS Resolution Late 1 (I-04) –     FOLLOW UP ON    Complete   Chair       Chair drafted Chair's letter to   6/2/2005
Legal Injunction on Medical        AMA RESOLUTION                         AMA BOT asking them to file
School Tuition Increases           833                                    amicus brief supporting
                                   REFERRED TO THE                        injunction.
                                   AMA-BOT FOR                            AMA General Counsel prepared
                                   DECISION                               to file brief If necessary once
                                                                          case goes forward.
MSS Resolution Late 2 (I-04) – RESOLVED, That our Complete   Delegate/ Adopted as amended to support       6/2/2005
AMA and AMA-MSS Support for AMA-MSS support                  Alternate AMA-HOD Resolution 723 (I-
NIH Public Access Policy       development and                         04), Medical Research
                               implementation, by                      Publishing Proposal from NIH.
                               the NIH and other
                               appropriate                             Resolution 723 (I-04) referred to
                               organizations, of                       AMA BOT for decision. NIH
                               policies and systems                    implemented final policy before
                               that will provide free                  BOT decision could be made.
                               and continuous public
                               access, beginning a
                               reasonable amount of
                               time after original
                               publication, to all
                               published, peer-
                               reviewed manuscripts
                               based on work
                               funding in any part by
                               the NIH; and be it
                               further

                             RESOLVED, That our
                             AMA-MSS
                             communicate AMA
                             policy on public
                             access to NIH-funded
                             research results
                             through a letter to
                             both NIH and the
                             Alliance for Taxpayer
                             Access.
MSS Governing Council Report RESOLVED, That the Complete    At-Large   At-Large Officer drafted Chair's   6/2/2005
D (I-04) – Standardization of the AMA-MSS Governing                    letter to NBME requesting the
USMLE Testing Environment         Council send a letter                improvements as noted.
                                  to the National Board
                                  of                                   NBME responded without
                                  Medical Examiners to                 commitment to implement
                                  request                              requested improvements.
                                  improvements in the
                                  United States Medical
                                  Licensing
                                  Examination
                                  (USMLE) testing
                                  environment,
                                  including: availability
                                  of quiet
                                   rooms, use of quiet
                                  keyboards,
                                  construction
                                  of sound resistant
                                  cubicles, and
                                  provision of
                                  earplugs or
                                  headphones.



MSS Governing Council Report   REFERRED TO MSS Complete     Chair      Policy Analyst and Chair drafted   6/2/2005
F (I-04) – National Resident   GOVERNING                               memo to AMA Council on
Matching Program Survey        COUNCIL FOR                             Medical Education (CME)
                               DECISION                                providing them with Report F
                                                                       and results of survey.

                                                                       Memo was well-received, and
                                                                       was quoted at length in CME
                                                                       report on NRMP reform
                                                                       presented at A-05.
MSS Resolution 8 (A-04) –          REFERRED TO MSS A-05     Alternate   Alternate Delegate to head up   6/2/2005
National Residency Match           GOVERNING                Delegate    subgroup of Ad-Hoc Committee
Program Reform                     COUNCIL FOR                          on Medical Education to
                                   REPORT AT I-04 –                     complete report.
                                   DID NOT REPORT
                                   ON                                 Report issued at A-05.
MSS Resolution 10 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE A-05     Delegate/ HOD Res. 304 (A-05)               6/2/2005
Teaching and Evaluating            AMA-HOD                  Alternate
Professionalism in Medical
Schools
MSS Resolution 15 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/ HOD Res. 430 (A-05)               6/2/2005
Encouraging Vision Screenings      AMA-HOD                  Alternate
for Schoolchildren
MSS Resolution 16 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/                                   6/2/2005
Sun Protection Programs in         AMA-HOD                  Alternate
Elementary Schools
MSS Resolution 17 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/                                   6/2/2005
Teaching of Cardiopulmonary        AMA-HOD                  Alternate
Resuscitation to All High School
Students
MSS Resolution 18 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE   A-05   Delegate/                                   6/2/2005
Teen and Young Adult Suicide       AMA-HOD                  Alternate
in the United States
MSS Resolution 19 (A-04) –         REFERRED TO MSS A-05     Vice Chair Report Assigned to Committee     6/2/2005
Establishment of a National        GOVERNING                           on Scientific Issues (CSI)
Immunization Registry of           COUNCIL FOR                         Report Complete
“Vaccines for Children” Enrolled   REPORT
Patients
MSS Resolution 22 (A-04) –         REFERRED TO MSS A-05     Vice Chair Report Assigned to Committee     6/2/2005
Naloxone Administration and        GOVERNING                           on Scientific Issues (CSI)
Heroin Overdose                    COUNCIL FOR                         Report Complete
                                   REPORT
MSS Resolution 25 (A-04) –        That our AMA-MSS        A-05   Vice Chair Report Assigned to International   6/2/2005
MSS Involvement with              investigate the                           Health and Policy (IHP)
International Health and Policy   creation of a program                     Committee
                                  that would specifically
                                  allocate a stipend for                    Report completed.
                                  a student internship
                                  in international health
                                  and policy and to
                                  specify organizations
                                  with established
                                  internship
                                  opportunities dealing
                                  with international and
                                  public health.

                                  MSS GOVERNING
                                  COUNCIL REPORT



MSS Resolution 26 (A-04) –        TRANSMIT TO THE        A-05    Delegate/ Transmitted to HOD and              6/2/2005
Establishing an AMA               AMA-HOD                        Alternate withdrawn. Letter was drafted
International Health Consortium                                             and presented to Dr. Rohack to
                                                                            request appropriate action.
MSS Resolution 35 (A-04) –    REFERRED TO MSS A-05               Vice Chair Report Assigned to Committee       6/2/2005
Motivating Our MSS Leadership GOVERNING                                     on Long Range Planning
                              COUNCIL FOR                                   (COLRP).
                              REPORT
                                                                            Completed by GC and
                                                                            presented at A-05.
MSS Resolution 36 (A-04) –        REFERRED TO MSS A-05           Vice Chair GC Subcommittee including          6/2/2005
Expanding                         GOVERNING                                 Chair-elect and At-Large Officer
Student Involvement and           COUNCIL FOR                               formed to complete report.
Participation in                  REPORT
AMPAC                                                                       Report completed and
                                                                            presented at A-05.
MSS Resolution 37 (A-04) –         REFERRED TO MSS A-05          Vice Chair Report Assigned to Committee       6/2/2005
Parity                             GOVERNING                                on Long Range Planning
                                   COUNCIL FOR                              (COLRP).
                                   REPORT
                                                                             Completed by Regional
                                                                             Infrastructure Task Force and
                                                                             presented at A-05.
MSS Resolution 38 (A-04) –         That the AMA-          I-04   Chair       Held over from I-04 and           6/2/2005
Increasing Membership              Medical Student                           included in action taken on MSS
Retention and Activity of Upper-   Section (AMA-MSS)                         Res. 16 and 17 (I-04).
Class Medical Students             Governing Council
                                   send a letter to the
                                   AMA Board of
                                   Trustees Membership
                                   Task Force to provide
                                   our suggestions for
                                   increasing activity of
                                   students in their
                                   clinical years and
                                   membership retention
                                   into residency, and
                                   request a status
                                   report on these
                                   membership activities
                                   by I-04.


MSS Resolution 41 (A-04) –         TRANSMIT TO THE        A-05   Delegate/                                     6/2/2005
Defining Physician as M.D. and     AMA-HOD                       Alternate
D.O.
MSS Governing Council Report     TRANSMIT TO THE        A-05       Delegate/ Forward report                     6/2/2005
E (A-04) Eliminating Religious   AMA-HOD                           Alternate recommendations in the form of
Discrimination from Residency                                                a resolution to the AMA-HOD at
Programs                                                                     A-05.

                                                                              Resolution introduced by New
                                                                              York Delegation and supported
                                                                              by MSS.
MSS Governing Council Report     TRANSMIT TO THE        A-05       Delegate/ Forward report                     6/2/2005
F (A-04) Development and         AMA-HOD                           Alternate recommendations in the form of
Support of Prospective                                                        a resolution to the AMA-HOD at
Personalized Health Planning                                                  A-05
MSS Governing Council Report     Informational report   Complete   Vice Chair Task Force created by I-04 to    8/10/2005
E (I-04) – Development of        filed, final report                          study Regional Infrastructure.
Regional Infrastructure          presented at A-05                            Report presented at A-05,
                                                                              recommendations have entered
                                                                              grid as new action items.
MSS Resolution 23 (A-05) –   RESOLVED, That our Complete   Language adopted internally so       9/6/2005
Patient Access to Legal      AMA-MSS support               that the MSS could support
Pharmaceuticals Under        the American                  Resolution 6 (Pharmacists
Pharmacist Conscientious     Pharmaceutical                Conscientious Objection and
Objector Policy              Association in                Effects on Patient Access to
                             ensuring that                 Care) and Resolution 9
                             pharmacies and                (Pharmacies and Pharmacists -
                             pharmacists set up            Duty to Fill Prescriptions) in the
                             systems which                 AMA-HOD
                             guarantee patient
                             access to legal               (Add the resolution title and
                             pharmaceuticals               number that passed)
                             without unnecessary
                             delay or interference;
                             and be it further

                             RESOLVED, That our
                             AMA-MSS support
                             legislation which
                             requires pharmacies
                             to fill legally written
                             prescriptions or to
                             provide timely
                             alternative access
                             without interference.
MSS Resolution 28 (A-05) –        RESOLVED, That our Complete   Adopted language internally so    8/10/2005
Promoting Awareness and           AMA-MSS support               that the MSS could support
Education of Lesbian, Gay,        medical student               AMA-HOD Resolution 315
Bisexual and Transgender          interest groups to            (Affirming the Right of Medical
Health Issues on Medical School   organize and                  Student Interest Groups to
Campuses                          congregate under the          Promote Education in a
                                  auspices of furthering        Nondiscriminatory Manner).
                                  their medical
                                  education or
                                  enhancing patient
                                  care by improving
                                  their knowledge and
                                  understanding of
                                  various communities
                                  – without regard to
                                  their gender, sexual
                                  orientation, race,
                                  religion, disability,
                                  ethnic origin, national
                                  origin or age; and be
                                  it further

                                  RESOLVED, That our
                                  AMA-MSS support
                                  students who wish to
                                  conduct on-campus
                                  educational seminars
                                  and workshops on
                                  health issues in
                                  Lesbian, Gay,
                                  Bisexual, and
                                  Transgender
                                  communities; and be
MSS Governing Council Report    That the Student and Complete      Policy Analyst to update Digest    9/6/2005
L (A-05) – Compensation of      Resident Trustees be               of Policy Actions accordingly.
AMA General Officers            equal and full Non-
                                Officer members of                 Recommendations in Report of
                                the AMA Board of                   the House Committee on
                                Trustees in all                    Compensation of the AMA
                                respects except                    General Officers (A-05) adopted.
                                effect on total years
                                of tenure.

MSS Regions Task Force          1. The Regions Task     Complete   Policy Analyst to Reaffirm         9/6/2005
Report B (A-05) – Tiering our   Force recommends                   appropriate sections of the
Leadership                      that Section IV.E and              Internal Operating Procedures
                                IV.G of the MSS
                                Internal Operating
                                Procedures be
                                reaffirmed and that
                                the remainder of this
                                report be filed for
                                information.

MSS Resolution 4 (I-04) –       Follow up on AMA        Done       BoT Report 36 (A-05),              9/6/2005
Improving and Expanding State   Resolutions 616 and                Strengthening, Expanding and
Medical Society Scholarship     617 referred to the                Promoting Foundation and
Programs                        AMA-BOT                            Medical Society Scholarship
                                                                   Programs was issued in
                                                                   response to Resolutions 616
                                                                   and 617(I-04).

                                                                   MSS member of AMAF BOD is
                                                                   following up on Recs from A-05
                                                                   Report
MSS Resolution 24 (A-04) –         That the AMA-            Complete   At-Large   At Large Officer to compile list of   9/6/2005
Endorsing REMEDY and               Medical Student                                organizations to publicize on
Encouraging Implementation of      Section (AMA-MSS)                              web site and in eVoice.
Similar Programs at Medical        promote
Institutions Throughout the U.S.   organizations that                             List compiled and located at
Title change:                      provide medical and                            http://www.ama-
Support of Medical and Surgical    surgical supplies to                           assn.org/ama/pub/category/1485
Supply Recycling Programs          underserved areas                              2.html
                                   through recycling
                                   programs; and be it
                                   further

                                   That the AMA-MSS
                                   encourage AMA-MSS
                                   chapters to
                                   participate in medical
                                   and surgical supply
                                   recycling programs.
MSS Resolution 30 (A-04) –    That the AMA-             Complete   At-Large   Online template created Spring     9/6/2005
Community Service Recognition Medical Student                                 2005.
Award                         Section (AMA-MSS)                               Applications for the "Excellence
                              create an online                                in Community Service" award
                              template whereby                                are reviewed by GC, presided
                              medical school                                  over by At-Large Officer.
                              chapters may submit
                              completed                                       First award was presented at A-
                              community service                               05 and will continue thereafter.
                              projects to be                                  Award was funded by
                              considered for            9/15/05               eliminating one Policy Promotion
                              recognition.                                    Grant.

                              That the AMA-MSS
                              create a webpage to
                              highlight, on a regular
                              basis, service
                              projects from those
                              submitted by AMA-
                              MSS chapters.

                              That the AMA-MSS
                              governing council
                              select annually from
                              the submitted
                              community service
                              projects and give
                              recognition to the
                              outstanding
                              community service
                              project of the year at
                              the AMA-MSS annual
                              meeting and on the
Resolution 6 (I-03) Expanding   That our AMA-MSS      Complete   Chair     Memo recommending joining as          8/10/2005
and Strengthening AMA           join the National                          an Affiliate (cost of $400) drafted
Advocacy on Medical Student     Association of                             by Chair-Elect and forwarded to
Debt                            Graduate-                                  Senior Vice President.
                                Professional Students
                                as an Affiliate                            No response received to memo
                                Member.                                    as of A-05.




Resolution 3 (A-03) The         Adopted as Amended Done          Vice      Assigned to the MSS Minority          8/10/2005
Abandonment of Affirmative      with a Change in Title           Speaker   Issues Committee (MIC)
Action Programs in Medical      to:
School Admissions               Continued Support                          Vice Speaker to contact
                                for Diversity in                           Consortium on Minority Affairs
                                Medical Education                          (MAC) student representative,
                                                                           to draft an eVoice item.
                                That the AMA and the
                                AMA-MSS publicly                           eVoice item not drafted?
                                state and reaffirm its
                                stance on diversity in
                                medical education.
                                That the AMA and the
                                AMA-MSS publicly
                                state and reaffirm its
                                strong opposition to
                                the reduction of
                                opportunities used to
                                increase the number
                                of minority and
                                premedical students
                                in training.
                                AMA RESOLUTION
                                325 adopted
MSS Resolution 6 (A-05) –       MSS ACTION:           I-05   Vice Chair COLRP issued report at I-05.        11/23/2005
Concurrent Leadership Positions Referred to the                         The following was adopted:MSS
                                Governing Council for                   ACTION:
                                Study                                   RECOMMENDATIONS
                                                                        ADOPTED AND THE
                                RESOLVED, That a                        REMAINDER OF THE REPORT
                                member of the MSS                       FILED
                                may serve as either a
                                Governing Council                      1. That no Councilor or Liaison
                                member or Councilor                    may run for a MSS Governing
                                at any given time; and                 Council position at the Annual
                                be it further                          Meeting if their term will either
                                                                       begin after or continue more
                                RESOLVED, That                         than two months past that
                                should a member’s                      Annual Meeting.
                                terms of office on the
                                MSS Governing                          2. That a Councilor or Liaison
                                Council and AMA                        may run for the position of
                                Council be concurrent                  Trustee at the Interim Meeting if
                                for any period of time,                their current Councilor or Liaison
                                said member must                       position will not continue past
                                resign from one                        the Annual Meeting as per AMA
                                position and the                       Bylaws (policy B-5.101).
                                vacancy shall be filled
                                according to MSS                       3. That no MSS member shall
                                regulations; and be it                 hold a Council or Liaison
                                further                                position as well as a Governing
                                                                       Council position at the same
                                RESOLVED, That                         time for more than two months,
                                appropriate changes                    unless their Governing Council
                                be made to the MSS                     position will conclude before
                                House Operating                        their term as Councilor/Liaison
                                Procedures                             position starts. The only
MSS Resolution 10 (A-05) –   MSS ACTION:           I-05   Vice Chair Report issued at I-05. The          11/23/2005
Increasing AMPAC             Referred to the                         following was adopted:
Transparency                 Governing Council for
                             Study and report                        1. That our AMPAC Student
                             back at I-05                            Advisory Board, AMPAC Board
                                                                     of Directors Student
                                                                     Representative and MSS
                             RESOLVED, That our                      Governing Council collaborate
                             AMA request that                        on placing the following on our
                             AMPAC write a report                    MSS website:
                             regarding AMPAC
                             activities after each                   A list of all AMPAC contributions
                             election cycle, which                   and other candidate-related
                             will be accessible                      expenditures for at least the
                             through the AMPAC                       past three election cycles.
                             homepage, to which
                             only AMA members                        A detailed description of
                             will have access, with                  AMPAC’s general contribution
                             this report to include                  process including at a minimum:
                             1) the list of                          • The process by which requests
                             candidates supported                    are forwarded to AMPAC from
                             by AMPAC in the                         state PACs.
                             most recent election                    • The options AMPAC has when
                             cycle 2) the amount                     considering such requests.
                             of money that each                      • The way in which state PACs
                             candidate received in                   and candidates are notified of
                             the last election cycle,                AMPAC’s decision.
                             including through                       • Methods other than direct
                             polls and                               contribution by which AMPAC
                             independent                             can support particular
                             expenditures 3) the                     candidates (e.g. independent
                             AMA priority or other                   expenditures, partisan
                             reasoning by which                      communications).
MSS Resolution 16 (A-05) –       TRANSMITED TO      I-05   Delegate/ AMA-HOD Resolution 813 (I-          11/23/2005
Increasing Access to Healthcare THE AMA-HOD at I-          Alt.      05). The following passed:
by Correcting Treatable          05                        Delegate
Disturbances in Visual Acuity to                                     HOD ACTION: RESOLUTION
Improve Public Health Outcomes                                       813 ADOPTED AS AMENDED:

New Title: Eye Exams for the                                        RESOLVED, That our AMA
Elderly                                                             encourage physicians to work
                                                                    with their state medical
                                                                    associations and appropriate
                                                                    specialty societies to create
                                                                    statutes that uphold the interests
                                                                    of patients and communities and
                                                                    that safeguard physicians from
                                                                    liability when reporting in good
                                                                    faith the results of vision
                                                                    screenings. (Directive to Take
                                                                    Action)
MSS Resolution 17     TRANSMITE I-05   Delegate/       HOD ACTION:             11/23/2005
(A-05) – National     D TO THE         Alt. Delegate   RESOLUTION 903
Legislation Banning   AMA-HOD:                         ADOPTED AS
Smoking in Food                                        AMENDED WITH
Establishments        RESOLVED,                        THE ADDITION OF
                       That our                        A SECOND
                      AMA-MSS                          RESOLVE AND
                      and AMA                          CHANGE IN TITLE:
                      actively
                      pursue                           BANNING
                      national                         SMOKING IN ALL
                      legislation                      WORKPLACES
                      banning
                      smoking in                       RESOLVED, That
                      all                              our American
                      cafeterias,                      Medical Association
                      restaurants,                     actively support
                      cafes,                           national, state, and
                      coffee                           local legislation and
                      shops, food                      actively pursue
                      courts or                        regulations banning
                      concessions,                     smoking in all
                                                       workplaces.
                      supermarket
                      s or retail                      RESOLVED, That
                      food outlets,                    our American
                      bars,                            Medical Association
                      taverns, or                      work to ensure that
                      in a place                       federal
                      where food                       legislation banning
                      or drink is                      smoking in all work
                      sold to the                      places does not
                      public and                       prohibit or weaken
MSS Resolution 18        TRANSMIT   I-05   Delegate/       HOD ACTION: NOT        11/23/2005
(A-05) – Urging the      TO THE            Alt. Delegate   ADOPTED
Establishment of a       AMA-HOD
Federal Office of
Men's Health
MSS Governing            TRANSMITE I-05    Delegate/       AMA RESOLUTION         11/23/2005
Council Report B (A-     D TO THE          Alt. Delegate   709 –
05) – Establishment      AMA-HOD                           ESTABLISHMENT
of a National                                              OF A NATIONAL
Immunization                                               IMMUNIZATION
Registry of "Vaccines                                      REGISTRY
for Children" Enrolled
Patients                                                   HOD ACTION:
                                                           SUBSTITUTE
                                                           RESOLUTION 709
                                                           ADOPTED with
                                                           change in title to
                                                           read:

                                                           ESTABLISHMENT
                                                           OF A NETWORK OF
                                                           STATE
                                                           IMMUNIZATION
                                                           REGISTRIES

                                                           RESOLVED, That
                                                           our American
                                                           Medical Association
                                                           work with the
                                                           Centers for Disease
                                                           Control and
                                                           Prevention, the
                                                           Department of
                                                           Health and Human
                                                           Services, the Public
                                                           Health Service and
                                                           other interested
                                                           organizations to
MSS Governing          MSS         I-05   Vice Chair   MSS ACTION:            11/23/2005
Council Report J (A-   ACTION:                         RECOMMENDATION
05) – Combining the    Referred to                     S ADOPTED AND
Residency Match        the                             THE REMAINDER
Programs               Governing                       OF THE REPORT
                       Council for                     FILED
                       Report back
                       at I-05                         1. That the AMA-
                                                       MSS request that the
                       1. That our                     NRMP explore the
                       AMA-MSS                         possibility of
                       Governing                       combining the AOA
                       Council                         and the NRMP
                       monitor the                     match.
                       actions of
                       osteopathic                     2. That the AMA-
                       associations                    MSS await the report
                       regarding                       of the American
                       the                             Osteopathic
                       possibility of                  Association House of
                       combining                       Delegates on
                       the                             combining the AOA
                       allopathic                      and NRMP match
                       and                             programs and
                       osteopathic                     continue to monitor
                       residency                       the final actions of
                       program                         the various
                       matches.                        osteopathic
                                                       governing bodies.
                              Resolution 2 (I-03)       Referred to   I-05   Vice Chair                       Appropriate             11/23/2005
                              Expansion of Student      Governing                                             questions were
                              Health Services In        Council for                                           included in annual
                              Medical Schools           Report                                                LCME questionnaire
                                                                                                              to be distributed
                                                                                                              2/05; results due
                                                                                                              6/05; report to be
                                                                                                              issued I-05.

                                                                                                              Report drafted by
                                                                                                              LCME student rep.,
                                                                                                              Hannah Z., with input
                                                                                                              from Council on Med
                                                                                                              Ed. student rep.,
                                                                                                              Baligh Y. Report
                                                                                                              issued at I-05.



MSS Resolution 6 (A-04) –     That the AMA-MSS     Complete                  CME student representative to              11/29/2005
MSS Support of the            agree to serve as a                            publicize to Deans once cases
Harvard/Commonwealth Policy   collaborator for the                           are complete
Education Initiative          Harvard/Commonweal                             Utilize AAMC contacts to help
                              th Health Policy                               publicize
                              Education Initiative                           MSS to post on web site once
                                                                             the curriculum is developed
                              That the AMA-MSS
                              work to publicize the                          Posted on our MSS Tools You
                              Harvard/Commonweal                             Can Use site, called "Health
                              th Health Policy                               Policy Curriculum."
                              Education Initiative to                        http://www.ama-
                              MSS Chapters,                                  assn.org/ama/pub/category/9526
                              individual students,                           .html
                              and medical school
                              deans/curriculum
                              committees.
MSS Resolution 24 (A-04) –      That the AMA-               Complete   At-Large     At Large Officer to compile list of   11/29/2005
Endorsing REMEDY and            Medical Student                                     organizations to publicize on
Encouraging Implementation of   Section (AMA-MSS)                                   web site and in eVoice.
Similar Programs at Medical     promote
Institutions Throughout the U.S.organizations that                                  List compiled and located at
                                provide medical and                                 http://www.ama-
Title change:                   surgical supplies to                                assn.org/ama/pub/category/1485
Support of Medical and Surgical underserved areas           Complete   eVoice       2.html
Supply Recycling Programs       through recycling                      item
                                programs; and be it                    publicized
                                further

                                   That the AMA-MSS
                                   encourage AMA-MSS
                                   chapters to
                                   participate in medical
                                   and surgical supply
                                   recycling programs.
   MSS Resolution 3 (I-05) –     MSS Policies              Complete   NONE   Policy Analyst Reaffirmed MSS        11/29/2005
 Student Loan Forgiveness for    305.003, 305.008 and                        Policies
     Volunteer Clinic Work       305.053 Reaffirmed
                                                                             Adopted internally to support
                                 RESOLVED, That our                          AMA-HOD Resolution 810:
                                 AMA-MSS support                             Incentive Programs to Improve
                                 that our AMA conduct                        Access to Health Care Services
                                 an analysis of the                          in Underserved Areas
                                 creative use of tax
                                 credits, student loan                       Resolution 810 adopted as
                                 deferment and loan                          amended
                                 forgiveness
                                 programs, and
                                 practice subsidies as
                                 financial incentives to
                                 physicians for
                                 providing care in
                                 identified
                                 underserved areas;
                                 and be it further

                                RESOLVED, That our
                                AMA-MSS support
                                that our AMA work
                                with state medical
                                societies and other
                                appropriate entities to
                                identify, catalogue,
                                and evaluate the
                                effectiveness of
                                incentive programs
                                designed to promote
MSS Resolution 7 (I-05) – Basic the location 295.083
                                MSS policy and             Complete   NONE   Policy Analyst reaffirmed policies   11/29/2005
Life Saving (BLS) Skills for    and AMA policy H-
Medical Students                295.906 reaffirmed
MSS Resolution 12 (I-05) –       AMA Policy H-        Complete     NONE      Policy Analyst reaffirmed policy    11/29/2005
Increasing Whole Grains in       150.962 reaffirmed
School Children’s Diets
MSS Resolution 16 (I-05) – Sun   MSS policy 60.011    Complete     NONE     Policy Analyst reaffirmed policies   11/29/2005
Safety Education in Elementary   and AMA policy D-
Public Schools                   170.997 reaffirmed

MSS Resolution 21 (I-05) –     AMA Policy H-          Complete     NONE        Policy Analyst reaffirmed         11/29/2005
Providing Government-          290.982 Reaffirmed                                       policies
Sponsored Healthcare Forms in
Multiple Languages
MSS Resolution 1 (A-05) – AMA-                       Complete    Delegate/ Policy Analyst reaffirmed policies    12/20/2005
MSS Medical Student Loan &                                       Alt.
Financial Aid Online Education                                   Delegate
Resource (Forwarded Clause)
                               RESOLVED, That
                               AMA Policies H-
                               305.989 AND H-
                               305.996 be
                               reaffirmed; and be it
                               further
MSS Resolution 1 (A-05) – AMA-                       Complete    Chair                                           11/29/2005
MSS Medical Student Loan &     RESOLVED, That the                           Request transmitted to deans of
Financial Aid Online Education AMA-MSS request                              medical schools via AMA
Resource (MSS Directive for    that each medical                            Section on Medical Schools.
Action)                        school provide to the                        Generated no responses.
                               MSS its own up to
                               date online resource
                               explaining prior to
                               enrollment its loan
                               disbursement
                               procedures and any
                               private loans the
                               school may offer.
MSS Governing Council Report   2. That the MSS          Complete   Vice Chair Upon funding request by         11/29/2005
F (A-05) – Funding for AMA-    Governing Council                              committee(s), GC will provide
MSS Standing Committees        handle requests for                            these guidelines
                               funding from MSS
                               standing or ad-hoc
                               committees on a
                               case by case basis
                               with the committee
                               that is requesting the
                               funding presenting a
                               justifiable proposal,
                               which clearly meets
                               the Governing
                               Council’s goals, 30
                               days in advance of
                               the monetary need.
MSS Regions Task Force         3. That our AMA-       Complete                                                11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS recognize that
our Regions                    the roles of the
                               Region are to provide
                               a home within the
                               MSS, to serve as a
                               communication unit
                               for the MSS, to
                               provide a means to
                               foster collaboration
                               between the chapters
                               and states, and to
                               facilitate interaction
                               and integration of
                               newly developing
                               chapters with well
                               established chapters.



MSS Regions Task Force         4. That our AMA-     Complete     Speaker   Region Chairs Guide was            11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS develop an                              developed in early Fall 2005 and
our Regions                    orientation handbook                        is now available to all Region
                               for newly elected                           Chairs. Further edits are
                               Regional Leadership.                        regularly made as Region
                                                                           officers make suggestions.
MSS Regions Task Force         5. That our AMA-      Complete    Speaker   First workshop was held at A-05    11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS develop an                    Vice      and will continue at A-06
our Regions                    orientation workshop              Speaker
                               for newly elected
                               Regional Leadership
                               to be held as soon as
                               possible after their
                               election.
MSS Regions Task Force         6. That our AMA-          Complete   Chair/Spe Sought funding and other             11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS recognize the                    aker      recognition for Region Chairs,
our Regions                    Regional Leadership                            as recognized in other items.
                               for their time, efforts
                               and selflessness.                               Piloted conference call program
                                                                               to give Region Chairs more
                                                                               input into GC decisions;
                                                                               participation was low, and
                                                                               seems not to be useful/desirable.

MSS Regions Task Force         7. That our AMA-       Complete      Chair      New initiatives form completed,     11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS Governing                                   submitted and denied.
our Regions                    Council seek funding
                               and resources for the                           Funding for new initiative was
                               Regional Chair and                              denied. Rationale was that AMA
                               Vice-Chair to include:                          priorities at the present time do
                               i. Airfare and hotel                            not include increased spending
                               accommodations for                              on governance activities; funds
                               the Annual and                                  to be prioritized for membership.
                               Interim Meetings
                               ii. Airfare and hotel                           Conference call support is
                               accommodations to                               available via free websites.
                               attend their Regional
                               meeting.
                               iii. Conference calls
                               with Regional
                               leaders, state or
                               chapter chairs as
                               needed
MSS Regions Task Force         9. That our AMA-     Complete      Speaker / Additional meeting scheduled at        11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS provide                        Vice      I-05.
our Regions                    opportunity for an                 Speaker
                               additional Regional                          Response was positive;
                               meeting at each AMA-                         Thursday Regional meeting will
                               MSS meeting to take                          continue as long as Regions find
                               place prior to the                           it useful.
                               opening of the MSS
                               General Assembly.

MSS Regions Task Force         10. That our AMA-       Complete   Chair     New initiatives form completed,        11/29/2005
Report A (A-05) – Developing   MSS Governing                                submitted and denied.
our Regions                    Council seek funding
                               for the addition of one                      Funding for new initiative was
                               full-time staff person                       denied; see prior item note re:
                               for the purpose of                           AMA's present desire to direct
                               support of our                               new ressources into
                               Regions and report                           membership, not governance.
                               back at A-06.                                It may be possible to provide
                                                                            more staff support for Region
                                                                            Chair activities that are explicitly
                                                                            about new member recruiting;
                                                                            will continue to pursue this
                                                                            concept as opportunities arise.
MSS Governing Council Report That the AMA-MSS             Complete   Chair   Letter sent. NBME responded to   11/29/2005
D (I-04) – Standardization of the Governing Council                          letter without commitment to
USMLE Testing Environment         send a letter to the                       implement improvements.
                                  National Board of
                                  Medical
                                  Examiners to request
                                  improvements in the
                                  United States Medical
                                  Licensing
                                  Examination
                                  (USMLE) testing
                                  environment,
                                  including: availability
                                  of quiet rooms, use of
                                  quiet
                                  keyboards,
                                  construction of sound
                                  resistant cubicles,
                                  and provision of
                                  earplugs or
                                  headphones.
Resolution 6 (I-03) Expanding    That our AMA-MSS      Complete   Chair      2004-05 and 2005-06 Chairs        11/29/2005
and Strengthening AMA            form a new coalition,                       reached out to the appropriate
Advocacy on Medical Student      to include at a                             organizations to work on
Debt                             minimum the                                 coalition building. Attended
                                 members of the                              November National Association
                                 present Consortium                          of Graduate-Professional
                                 of Medical Student                          Students meeting.
                                 Organizations, the
                                 medical student
                                 sections of specialty
                                 societies, and the
                                 National Association
                                 of Graduate-
                                 Professional
                                 Students, for the
                                 purpose of sharing
                                 information and
                                 coordinating lobbying
                                 activity on student
                                 debt.


Resolution 6 (I-03) Expanding    That our AMA-MSS      Complete   GRAF        GRAF adequately publicizing      11/29/2005
and Strengthening AMA            convey to medical                actively    AMA legislative strategy on
Advocacy on Medical Student      students the work                publicizing complex issue.
Debt                             that we have done
                                 and are doing
                                 through the Coalition
                                 for Student Loan
                                 Fairness
                                 Recommends that       Complete   Chair      Chair added to official list of   11/29/2005
                                 EMSA be invited to                          Chair's duties and transmitted
Governing Council Report E (A-   send a non-voting                           list to Chair-Elect.
02)                              Official Observer to
European Medical Student         all meetings of the
Association (EMSA) – Official    AMA-MSS Assembly.
Observer
Resolution 26 (I-03) Continuing   That our AMA-MSS        Complete   At Large     At Large Officer to communicate   11/23/2005
the Fight to Lower Infant         affirms as a top                   Officer to   to Consortium on Minority
Mortality in the United States    priority the reduction             follow up    Affairs (MAC) student
                                  of the rate of infant              with MAC     representative to bring this
                                  mortality in the United            Rep          issue to the AMA Health
                                  States through the                              Disparities Initiative Group.
                                  promotion of access
                                  to prenatal and infant                          Communication made; no
                                  care, education on                              response or followup received.
                                  healthy choices to
                                  reduce risks, and
                                  research on how to
                                  best reduce infant
                                  mortality.

                                  That our AMA-MSS
                                  communicate to the
                                  AMA Health
                                  Disparities Initiative
                                  the importance of
                                  reducing infant
                                  mortality in the United
                                  States, and
                                  specifically where this
                                  problem manifests as
                                  racial or ethnic
                                  disparities in health
                                  indicators.
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