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					                                     End of Year Report

1. Group Name: American Medical Students Association (AMSA)

2. Current Executive Board Officers
      a. President, Peter Asante, asante.peter@medstudent.pitt.edu
      b. Vice-President, Kimberly Paccione, paccione.kimberly@medstudent.pitt.edu
      c. Treasurer, Michael Liggon, liggon.michael@medstudent.pitt.edu
      d. Secretary, Megan Wolf, wolf.megan@medstudent.pitt.edu
      e. Recruitment Chair, Brenna McNamara, mcnamara.mbrenna@medstudent.pitt.edu

3. 2009-2010 Group Membership: 307 members

4. Regularly Scheduled Meetings
      a. Monthly Executive Board Meeting
                i. Cost: $0
               ii. Attendance: 5
              iii. Description: This is an administrative meeting held to discuss updates
                   regarding responsibilities that belong to Executive Board members (e.g.
                   Orientation, Reimbursements, Cap and Gown Sale, etc.) and to prepare for
                   the upcoming Operating Board meeting, which takes place the following
                   week.
      b. Monthly Operating Board Meeting
                i. Cost: $0
               ii. Attendance: 19
              iii. Description: This meeting is held to discuss important upcoming events,
                   ideas for potential AMSA-sponsored events, and updates for each of the six
                   AMSA committees, as well as from the Executive Board meeting held the
                   previous week. The meeting serves to keep all operating board members
                   aware of each other’s efforts and to provide feedback and discussion
                   regarding events that would be worthwhile for AMSA to sponsor, as well as
                   reflection on recently held events.

5. Other Events
   *All costs represent AMSA’s expenditure after splitting costs with any co-sponsoring groups
        a. July 2009: Scrubs and Lab Coat Sale
                  i. Profit: $1,246.60, used to offset the cost of Orientation
                 ii. Participation: 106 (Scrubs Sale), 118 (Lab Coat Sale)
                iii. Description: This annual AMSA fundraiser provided scrubs and lab coats for
                     the Class of 2013. Products were sold online during the month of July and
                     distributed the first week of school. AMSA sold 118 scrubs sets and 106 lab
                     coats.
        b. August 8-16: Class of 2013 Orientation
        i. Cost $16,309.89 without reimbursement from the sale of event tickets to
           members of the Class of 2013. $7, 102.89 after ticket sale reimbursement.
       ii. Attendance: Class of 2013
      iii. Description: AMSA members attended sign-in each morning to organize
           event sign-ups and answer student questions. Advertisement and ticket
           sales were performed for events including:
               a. Orientation Kick-off Darragh Meet & Greet
               b. Post-White Coat Dinner at Fuel & Fuddle
               c. Social events at local establishments (Doc’s, Spice Café, McFadden’s,
                   Buckheads)
               d. AMSA lunch talk: Introduction to AMSA (at the BST)
               e. Non-traditional Students/Significant Others Reception
               f. Wellness Night
               g. Lunch with MS II’s at the BST
               h. Three Rivers Dinner Cruise
               i. Trip to Kennywood Amusement Park
               j. End of Orientation BBQ
               k. Boys/Girls Night (hosted at the homes of students from the Class of
                   2012)
               l. LGBTPAM brunch
               m. Ladies AMWA Brunch
               n. Pirates Game
               o. Whitewater Rafting
               p. Culture Crawl
      iv. Co-sponsorship: The Wellness Night was sponsored by IHIG, the Boys/Girls
           Night Out was co-sponsored by the Class of 2012, LGBTPAM hosted the
           LGBTPAM brunch, AMWA hosted the AMWA brunch, and the End of
           Orientation BBQ was co-sponsored by SNMA and Pro-Active.
c. August 21, 2009: Access to Health Care for the Disabled Lunch Talk (Community and
   Public Health Committee)
        i. Cost: $200
       ii. Attendance: 20
      iii. Description: Dee Delany, Director of FISA Foundation, gave a talk about the
           challenges disabled individuals face with the health care system.
d. August 24, 2009: FabulouSexcitingClasSexercise
        i. Cost: $270
       ii. Attendance: 37
      iii. Description: This event was an interactive activity with the medical student
           body to educate participants about the diversity in sexual practices and how
           to best approach physician patient discussion of sexual practices. Lunch
           provided from Taj Mahal.
e. October 1-5, 2009: Instrument Sale
        i. Profit: $1036.48, used to offset the cost of orientation
       ii. Participation: Class of 2013
      iii. Description: This annual sale gave first year medical students the opportunity
           to purchase the instruments needed for their clinical skills course at a
           discount, while at the same time benefiting AMSA who received a portion of
           total sales. A demonstration and overview of the instruments was provided.
           Sales reps from Welch Allyn, 3M-Littman, and www.steeles.com were
           available to answer questions.
f. October 2-4, 2009: AMSA Regional Conference
        i. Cost: $200
       ii. Attendance: 4
      iii. Description: Students from Pitt Med joined with other medical students from
           AMSA’s regions 1, 2 and 3 from the northeast and the mid-Atlantic states for
           a weekend of workshops on topics relating to how to make a great physician.
           The conference’s theme was “A physician’s toolkit: Sources of Wellness.”
g. October 19, 2009: “Health care reform: what it means for medical students” Lunch
   Talk (Health Policy Committee)
        i. Cost: $140
       ii. Attendance: 50
      iii. Description: : Dr. Judith Lave, Professor of Health Economics at the School of
           Public Health, spoke about how the potential changes in health care would
           affect physicians and medical students. Lunch provided from Chipotle.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: Public Health AOC
h. October 26, 2009: PharmFree Week “PharmFree Scandal” Lunch Talk (Medical
   Education Committee)
        i. Cost: $165
       ii. Attendance: 53
      iii. Description: David Axelson, MD, a child psychiatrist from Western Psychiatric
           Institute and Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry, discussed the conflict of
           interest scandal at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA, where a well-
           known Harvard psychiatrist failed to disclose his extensive consulting
           relationship to the pharmaceutical industry before pioneering research that
           engendered recommendations for the use of antipsychotic drugs in children.
           Lunch provided from China Star.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: STAHR
i. October 29, 2009: PharmFree Week: PharmFree Journal Club (Medical Education
   Committee)
        i. Cost: $0
       ii. Attendance: 15
      iii. Description: Coordinators facilitated an informal conversation on an article
           pertaining to how the pharmaceutical industries influence the medical
           profession.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: STAHR
j. October 30, 2009: PharmFree Week “Our PharmFree Policy” Lunch Talk (Medical
   Education Committee)
        i. Cost: $0 (donation from Chipotle)
       ii. Attendance: 46
      iii. Description: Bernie Good, MD, chairperson of the national VA formulary and
           member of the FDA Drug Oversight Board, facilitated a discussion on UPMC’s
           PharmFree Policy as it relates to the VA and UPMC as a whole, and the VA’s
           ability to provide optimal care for its beneficiaries without the influence of
           the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Good further expanded on his personal
           experiences with the pharmaceutical industry and the VA formulary. Lunch
           provided from Chipotle.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: STAHR
k. December 15, 2009: “From clinical research to translation efforts, making a career
   of primary prevention” Lunch Talk (Community and Public Health Committee)
        i. Cost: $150
       ii. Attendance: 22
      iii. Description: Dr. Andrea Kriska of the Department of Epidemiology at the
           University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health gave a talk about
           her research, emphasizing healthy lifestyle choices (diet and exercise) as a
           means of primary prevention for many diseases, especially diabetes. Lunch
           provided from Tana.
l. January 14, 2010: Unity Week LGBT Health Lunch Talk (Advocacy Committee)
        i. Cost: $113
       ii. Attendance: 24
      iii. Description: Betty Hill, executive director of the Pittsburgh’s Persad Center,
           gave a talk about gender and sexuality, illuminating the ways in which these
           aspects of identity relate to health. Specifically, she talked about the
           particular health issues important to LGBT populations. Lunch provided from
           Jimmy John’s.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: LGBT-PAM
m. January 19, 2010: Wellness Week “Fitness for the Busy Med Student” Lunch Talk
   (Humanistic Medicine Committee)
        i. Cost: $155.75
       ii. Attendance: 43
      iii. Description: Kellie Middleton, a second-year medical student and certified
           personal trainer, discussed ways in which medical students are able to
           maximize their workouts while minimizing the time spent doing them.
           Specific exercises for home, gym, and on-the-go settings as well as general
           principles of fitness were discussed. Lunch provided from Jimmy John’s.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: IHIG
n. January 20, 2010: Wellness Week “Relaxing Yoga” Session (Humanistic Medicine
   Committee)
        i. Cost: $0
       ii. Attendance: 7
      iii. Description: Martha Turnitsa, a yoga instructor led an hour of yoga for a
           group of students at Scaife.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: IHIG
o. January 23, 2010: Wellness Week International Integrative Medicine Day
   (Humanistic Medicine Committee)
        i. Cost: $100 (grant received from National AMSA)
       ii. Attendance: 40
      iii. Description: An afternoon of different workshops on integrative medicine
           were planned on topics including Acupuncture and Chronic pain, Personal
           Wellness, Structural Integration, Fascia and Pain, and Brainspotting. A yoga
           session and a Rueda salsa lesson also took place. The keynote speaker,
           Mikhail Kogan, MD, of George Washington University School of Medicine
           presented on using IIM in treating Geriatrics patients. In addition, he talked
           about some new data in the field. Snacks and beverages provided from
           Trader Joe’s.
      iv. Co-sponsorship: IHIG
p. February 20, 2010: AMSA Undergraduate Event
        i. Cost: $0
       ii. Attendance: 34
      iii. Description: Members of the University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate AMSA
           organization attended a workshop held at Scaife Hall. Students first listened
           to a presentation by Matt Stull (MS4) about the process of applying to
           medical school and the approximate timeline for completing key steps. After
           a group Q&A session, the students were divided into approximately 5-6
           groups of 3-5 students each, along with an MS1 or MS2. The medical
           students briefly discussed their own experience applying to school, and then
           answered individual questions.
q. March 8, 2010: Business of Medicine Lunch Talk (Medical Education Committee)
        i. Cost: $165
       ii. Attendance: 46
      iii. Description: Dr. Paul Rosen from Children’s Hospital spoke about the kinds of
           financial decisions medical students should be considering as they begin to
           think about their field of specialty within medicine. He answered students’
           questions and provided information on running and being part of a private
           practice, finding your first job, developing negotiation skills, building a
           career, and exploring career options. Lunch provided from Prince of India.
r. March 11-14, 2010: AMSA National Convention in Anaheim, CA
        i. Cost: $400
       ii. Attendance: 4 (2 were paid for by national AMSA)
      iii. Description: This annual conference is held for AMSA members nationwide.
           It consisted of workshops and educational sessions addressing a multitude of
           topics, including global access to essential medicines, the principles of
           osteopathy, career roundtable discussions, and successful public health
           campaigns. Convention also included keynote speakers, interactive
           workshops, and community service. Next year’s national membership and
           programming leaders were elected.
s. March 25, 2010: Student-Led Debate (Health Policy Committee)
                i. Cost: $6
               ii. Attendance: 12
              iii. Description: This event asked people to read a few articles about a potential
                   21% cut to physicians for Medicare patients in advance and discuss the
                   articles. Questions for thought were also provided in advance. The topic was
                   chosen because of its multifaceted and slightly controversial nature. Ice
                   cream was provided.
              iv. Co-sponsorship: Public Health AOC
      t.   April 9, 2010: How to Detect Child Abuse Lunch Talk (Advocacy Committee)
                i. Cost: $150
               ii. Attendance: 40
              iii. Description: Dr. Janet Squires, director of the Child Advocacy Program at
                   Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, spoke about detecting and reporting child
                   abuse. She used an interactive format with several varying case
                   presentations that demonstrated the common signs of different forms of
                   abuse. Lunch provided from Prince of India.
      u.   April 21, 2010: Cover the Uninsured Week: “Navigating the System: Healthcare for
           the Uninsured" (Community and Public Health Committee)
                i. Cost: $0
               ii. Attendance: 23
              iii. Description: Leslie Bachruski, Operations Manager of the Consumer Health
                   Coalition, spoke at a lunch event about her role as a social worker for the un-
                   and under-insured. She also spoke about the practical considerations in
                   running a non-profit organization.
              iv. Co-sponsorship: STAHR, Birmingham Clinic, and FMIG
      v.   April 23, 2010: Cover the Uninsured Week: “Healthcare Reform and
           Physicians” Lunch Talk (Community and Public Health Committee)
                i. Cost: $65
               ii. Attendance: 29
              iii. Description: Dr. Judith Lave, Professor of Health Economics at the School of
                   Public Health, led a discussion about the recently passed healthcare reform
                   bill, summarizing key changes in insurance coverage and government
                   spending, and then opened the conversation up to questions and concerns.
                   Lunch provided from India Garden.
              iv. Collaborators: STAHR, Birmingham Clinic, FMIG
      w.   May 2010: Cap and Gown Sale
                i. Profit: $1028, used to offset the cost of Orientation
               ii. Attendance: Class of 2010
              iii. Description: This is an annual fundraiser for AMSA. Caps and gowns are sold
                   to the class of 2010 for graduation.

6. Future Events for the 2009/2010 School Year: None

7. Prospectus:
a. July: Scrubs and Lab Coat Sale
         i. Target Audience: Incoming Class of 2014
        ii. Amount Requested: $0
       iii. Potential Collaborators: None
       iv. Description: This annual AMSA fundraiser will provide scrubs and lab coats
            for the Class of 2014. Products will be sold online during the month of July
            and distributed during the first week of school. We are expecting to receive
            approximately $1000, as we are not offering embroidery this year, and thus
            will slightly reduce our profit (last year’s profit was $1246.60). Profits will be
            used to offset the cost of Orientation.
b. August 7-15, 2010: Class of 2014 Orientation
         i. Target Audience: Class of 2014
        ii. Amount Requested: $15, 230 total cost; expecting final cost to be $6,955
            after all ticket sales are subtracted. See below for breakdown.
       iii. Description:
            a. Orientation Kick-off Darragh Meet & Greet ($55 for snacks/beverages)
            b. Post-White Coat Dinner at Fuel & Fuddle ($0)
            c. Social events at local establishments (Doc’s, Spice Café, McFadden’s,
                Buckheads) ($0)
            d. AMSA lunch talk ($1500 for required BST-catered food)
            e. Non-traditional Students/Significant Others Reception ($0)
            f. Wellness Night ($0)
            g. MS-II lunch ($0, paid for by administration)
            h. Three Rivers Dinner Cruise ($9000 for Dinner, Cruise, and Bus Rental;
                $4200 after ticket sales are subtracted)
            i. Trip to Kennywood Amusement Park ($1475 total: $975 for tickets, $500
                for bus rental; selling tickets at cost)
            j. End of Orientation BBQ ($0)
            k. Boys/Girls Night ($50 for snacks/beverages)
            l. LGBTPAM brunch ($0)
            m. Ladies AMWA Brunch ($0)
            n. Pirates Game ($0, selling tickets at cost)
            o. Whitewater Rafting ($3150 total; $650 after ticket sales are subtracted)
       iv. Potential Collaborators: Wellness Night is sponsored by IHIG, Boys/Girls
            Night Out is co-sponsored by the Class of 2013, LGBTPAM hosts the
            LGBTPAM brunch, AMWA hosts the AMWA brunch, and an End-of-
            Orientation BBQ may be co-sponsored by SNMA and Pro-Active.
c. August: Instrument Sale
         i. Target Audience: Class of 2014
        ii. Amount Requesting: $0
       iii. Description: This annual sale gives first year medical students the
            opportunity to purchase the instruments needed for their clinical skills
            course at a discount, while at the same time benefiting AMSA who receives a
            portion of total sales. A demonstration and overview of the instruments will
           be provided. We are expecting to receive approximately $1000 for this
           fundraiser. Profits will be used to offset the cost of Orientation.
d. September: “Exercise Your Inner Child” Interprofessional Event for Pitt
   Undergraduates
        i. Target Audience: University of Pittsburgh Undergraduates
       ii. Amount Requested: $400 for space, table, and chair rental; healthy food;
           activities
      iii. Potential Collaborators: Rho Chi Society of the School of Pharmacy, School of
           Nursing
      iv. Description: This is a late-night substance-free event held for Pitt
           undergraduates in order to encourage healthy living. The idea is to get
           students to “exercise their inner child” and to participate in physical activity
           and stress reduction activities, to eat healthier versions of foods they already
           enjoy, and to have fun. Informative pamphlets about health topics such as
           physical activity, eating well, stress reduction techniques, and smoking
           cessation will be available. Also, a resource sheet will be distributed which
           will contain information about resources on campus of which students can
           take advantage if they are struggling in any of these health areas.
e. October: National Primary Care Week Events:
        i. Asthma Health Fair (Community and Public Health Committee)
               1. Target Audience: Members of the community with concerns about
                    asthma
               2. Amount Requested: $300
                        a. $200 for table and chair rental
                        b. $100 for healthy snacks
               3. Description: The goals of this health fair are to:
                        a. Educate the public about asthma using brochures from
                           national health organizations
                        b. Increase awareness of health resources in our community,
                           especially those available for children with asthma
                        c. Teach children how to use nebulizers
                        d. Screen individuals for asthma
                        e. Provide a nutritionist or resident to educate the public about
                           supplements, which have been indicated in improving
                           childhood asthma
                        f. Provide a fitness expert or resident to educate the public
                           about the relationship between exercise and asthma and
                           address any concerns
       ii. “The Resurgence of Private Practice” Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All medical students
               2. Amount Requested: $150 for food
               3. Description: AMSA would like to explore the benefits and difficulties
                    of being a part of a private practice. The goal would be to have a
                    panel of doctors that work in private practice talk to students about
                    how the structure has evolved over the years and how it works with
                    hospitals to establish continuity of care. Furthermore, how do you
                    start a private practice? How do you “buy in”? In a place like
                    Pittsburgh, what purpose does a private practice serve?
       iii. Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.
                1. Target Audience: Medical Students
                2. Amount Requested: $80 for gas, $20 for parking/tolls, $100 for hotel
                3. Description: Students from Pitt Med will join with other medical
                    students to meet with legislators in the nation’s capital to discuss
                    healthcare reform.
                4. Potential Co-sponsor: STAHR
f. October 11, 2010: National Coming Out Day (Advocacy Committee)
         i. Target Audience: Everyone
        ii. Amount Requested: $30 help cover costs for pins/literature
       iii. Potential Collaborators: LGBT-PAM
       iv. Description: This will be a tabling event during lunch to distribute LGBT
            caduceus pins and brochures from PERSAD center concerning the care of
            LGBT individuals. Caduceus pins provide a subtle but meaningful way by
            which health care providers can indicate that they are ‘safe,’ an important
            sign to put LGBT patients at ease.
g. October: PharmFree Week Events (Medical Education Committee): While PharmFree
   Week has traditionally been about disentangling medicine from the pharmaceutical
   industry’s influence in providing the best (this also includes most cost-effective) care
   for patients, this year, AMSA would like to take a slightly different approach to this
   project. AMSA would like to take a look at how the medical profession could better
   work with Pharma to reach this end goal of caring for consumers. Furthermore, it
   would like to explore how healthcare policy has affected the pharmaceutical
   company – in some instances more than the beneficiaries in which the policy was
   intended to help.
         i. “Why Medicine Needs Pharma” Lunch Talk
                1. Target Audience: All med students
                2. Amount Requested: $150 for food
                3. Description: This would be a lunch talk devoted to learning more
                    about the benefit of forming an alliance with the pharmaceutical
                    industry. Here we would establish that while it is important to be a
                    physician who pledges to not be entangled in the influence of the
                    pharmaceutical company, it is also important to discover how this
                    conglomerate can benefit the way in which physicians care for their
                    patients.
        ii. “Pharma and Health Care Reform: Living up to its Promise” Lunch Talk
                1. Target Audience: All med students
                2. Amount Requested: $75 for food
                3. Potential Collaborator: STAHR
               4. Description: For this talk, we would like to further explore the role of
                   Pharma in Healthcare Reform. What promises did it make, and how
                   does it plan to uphold them? Currently, are they being held
                   accountable for their role in making healthcare more accessible and
                   affordable for all or are they continuing to generate windfall profits?
                   All in all, what did the deal that led Pharma to support Healthcare
                   Reform entail, and how does it benefit patient care?
      iii. “The Benefit of Medicare Part D” Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All med students
               2. Amount Requested: $75 for food
               3. Potential Collaborator: FMIG
               4. Description: For this talk, we would like to look at one of the biggest
                   policies affecting the largest number of beneficiaries before the
                   signing of the 2010 Healthcare Reform Bill – Medicare Part D. We
                   would like to explore how this bill affected seniors. We’d like to focus
                   on how the policies that led to Medicare Part D, namely the Medicare
                   Modernization Act of 2003 and then the actual signing of the bill in
                   2006, played more toward benefiting the Pharmaceutical industry
                   instead of Medicare’s constituents.
      iv. PharmFree Pledge
               1. Target Audience: All med students
               2. Amount Requested: $0
               3. Description: We hope to locate UPMC PharmFree Pledges and table
                   during lunch time, asking students to sign them. We will put these
                   pledges on a poster at the end of the week, and display them in Scaife
                   Hall.
h. January: Unity Week Events: Screening of the movie “My Right Self” (Advocacy
   Committee)
        i. Target Audience: All Medical Students
       ii. Amount Requested: $75 for dinner
      iii. Potential Collaborators: LGBT-PAM
      iv. Description: This documentary about different trans identities is an attempt
           to help viewers understand trans-people and foster interest in the specific
           health care needs of this over-looked population. Discussion of the movie will
           follow with Pitt Student Health’s Dr. Melanie Gold, pioneer of trans care in a
           student health care setting. Dinner to be provided during discussion.
i. January 22, 2011: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Rights Panel (Advocacy
   Committee)
        i. Target Audience: All medical students
       ii. Amount Requested: $75 for food during the event
      iii. Potential Collaborator: Medical Students for Choice
      iv. Description: The purpose of this panel is to facilitate a discussion about what
           reproductive rights mean to women and why they need to be protected.
           What were the implications of the criminalization of a woman exerting
           control over her body ‘on the ground’ for women’ prior to Roe v Wade? In
           current times, of what significance are the various encroachments we’ve
           seen on the lines drawn by this decision. Panel should consist of women’s
           rights activists, gender studies scholar with special interest in area of
           reproductive rights, women’s health care provider.
j. January: Wellness Week Events (Humanistic Medicine Committee)
        i. HIV/AIDs Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All medical Students
               2. Cost: $400 for travel and hotel for Dr. Gayle
               3. Description: Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of Core USA and
                   an expert in HIV/AIDS, humanitarian efforts, and global issues will
                   speak on a to-be-determined topic relating to the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
       ii. HIV Educational Program
               1. Target Audience: Medical Students
               2. Cost: $0
               3. Description: Medical students will volunteer to participate in a local
                   community organization’s HIV educational program.
      iii. Yoga Session
               1. Target Audience: All med students
               2. Amount Requested: $0
               3. Description: A yoga instructor will lead an hour of yoga for a group of
                   students at Scaife.
      iv. Fitness Talk
               1. Target Audience: All med students
               2. Amount Requested: $100 for pedometers
               3. Description: A personal trainer will speak to students about how to
                   maintain a regular workout schedule while minimizing the time spent
                   at the gym. Pedometers will be distributed to all in attendance. A free
                   personal training session will be raffled to one student in attendance.
       v. Integrative Health Day
               1. Target Audience: All who are interested, especially medical students
                   and UPMC faculty
               2. Amount Requested: $100 for snacks and beverages
               3. Potential Collaborators: IHMIG
               4. An afternoon of different workshops on integrative medicine will take
                   place, focusing on personal wellness and complementary and
                   alternative medicine. A keynote speaker will be invited to present.
k. March: Spring break service trip abroad (Global Health Committee)
        i. Target Audience: Medical Students
       ii. Amount Requested: $500 for assistance with lodging and airfare for 5 to 10
           students
      iii. Potential Collaborators: GHIG
      iv. Description: We would like to reinstitute the annual spring break service trip
           to increase awareness of health disparities and inspire students to pursue
           careers in global health. We would also organize fundraisers to decrease the
           financial burden of interested students. In addition to providing an
           educational opportunity to incoming students, we believe establishing this
           activity will be a strong draw for prospective medical students.
l. April: Cover the Uninsured Week Events
        i. Panel Discussion (Health Policy Committee)
               1. Target: Medical students interested in helping un- or underinsured
                   populations
               2. Amount requested: $100 for reimbursement of 4 uninsured patients'
                   time via $25 gift cards per patient.
               3. Potential collaborators: Birmingham Clinic, STAHR, and FMIG
               4. Description: This will be a panel discussion with physicians, uninsured
                   patients, health economists, and policy advisers. Topics will include
                   the evolution of the new healthcare bill, the general opinion on the
                   "medical home" and new emphasis on primary care, and the
                   availability and expense of obtaining insurance for patients around
                   the poverty line.
       ii. Student Discussion (Health Policy Committee)
               1. Target: Medical students interested in helping un- or underinsured
                   populations
               2. Amount requested: $0
               3. Potential collaborators: Birmingham Clinic, STAHR, and FMIG
               4. Description: This will be a round table discussion of several "case
                   studies" that highlight the various types of people who are without
                   coverage, the challenges they face, and the opportunities that are
                   available to them. This would be held over lunch (students would
                   bring their own).
m. May: Immigrant/Refugee health fair (Global Health Committee)
        i. Target Audience: the immigrant and refugee populations in Pittsburgh
       ii. Amount Requested: $100 total ($50 for food and $50 for raffle prizes)
      iii. Potential Collaborators: AMA, Birmingham clinic, GHIG, and SALUD
      iv. Description: This fair involves community health screenings and health
           education fair specifically targeted for the immigrant and refugee
           populations in Pittsburgh. At this fair, we will be conducting blood glucose
           and blood pressure readings, as well as providing information/resources on
           healthy living, sex education, substance about, and mental health.
n. May: Cap and Gown Sale
        i. Target Audience: Graduating Class of 2011
       ii. Amount Requested: $450, to have the gowns dry-cleaned (approximately $3
           per item)
      iii. Potential Collaborators: None
      iv. Description: This is an annual fundraiser for AMSA. Caps and gowns are
           rented out to the class of 2010 for graduation. We are expecting to receive
           approximately $1000 from this sale, based on previous years’ profits. Profits
             will be used to offset the cost of Orientation. We are requesting money for
             dry-cleaning since this has not been done in at least 2 years and we would
             like to maintain the condition of the gowns for future graduating classes.
o.   May: Lobby Day in Harrisburg
          i. Target Audience: Medical Students
         ii. Amount Requested: $95 for gas/tolls/parking
        iii. Description: Students from Pitt Med will join with other medical students
             from across Pennsylvania to meet with legislators in Harrisburg to discuss
             healthcare reform
p.   AMSA Regional Conference
          i. Target Audience: AMSA students leaders
         ii. Amount Requested: $200
        iii. Description: This annual conference is held for members from AMSA’s
             regions 1, 2 and 3 from the northeast and the mid-Atlantic states. It is a
             weekend consisting of workshops and discussions related to the
             organization, its goals, and ways in which to pursue those goals. Student
             leaders or candidates for positions attend this conference. The location is to-
             be-determined.
q.   AMSA National Convention
          i. Target Audience: AMSA students leaders
         ii. Amount Requested: $400
        iii. Description: This annual conference is held for AMSA members nationwide.
             It consists of four days of workshops and educational sessions addressing a
             multitude of topics, including global access to essential medicines, the
             principles of osteopathy, career roundtable discussions, and successful public
             health campaigns. Convention also includes keynote speakers, interactive
             workshops, and community service. The following year’s national
             membership and programming leaders are elected at this convention.
             Student leaders or candidates for national positions attend this conference.
             The location is to-be-determined.
r.   Global Links program (Global Health Committee):
          i. Target Audience: UPMC Faculty
         ii. Amount Requested: $0
        iii. Potential Collaborators: GHIG
        iv. Description: This program sets up collection areas for medical instruments
             and supplies around UPMC hospitals and arranges for a team of medical
             students to deliver the supplies to a collection area. For this community
             service event, medical students will assist Global Links at their collection
             office, where they will help out sort and pack the supplies for shipment to
             hospitals serving the poor in developing countries.
s.   AMSA Undergraduate Event
          i. Target Audience: Undergraduate AMSA members
         ii. Amount requesting: $0
      iii. Description: The event involves a lab exercise in which clinical scenario
           written out by faculty. Cadaver organs are used to demonstrate relevant
           pathology. Dr. Bob organizes this event.
t. “Physician Supply and Distribution: It Affects All of Us” Student-led Discussion
   (Health Policy Committee)
        i. Target audience: All medical students
       ii. Amount Requested: $20 for light refreshments
      iii. Potential Collaborators: STAHR, Public Health AOC
      iv. Description: Most medical students are unaware of Congress’s hand in the
           direction of their medical career. Congress makes policy that caps residency
           placements in each specialty, creates incentive programs to help increase
           placement of medical providers in underserved areas, and through Medicare,
           strongly influences physician salaries. Through a brown bag lunch,
           participants will have a chance to discuss physician supply and demand in the
           past, present, and future. Beforehand, they will review The Third Report of
           the Council on Graduate Medical Education and a background summary of
           events that brought us to where we are today. In the session, they will come
           up with proposed solutions to the deficits they identify in the current system
           and may consider submitting them in writing to their legislators.
u. Lunch Talks:
        i. Why doesn’t the patient trust me?” Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All medical students
               2. Amount Requested: $150 for food
               3. Description: This lunch talk will focus on learning to interact with
                   patients in a way that allows them to trust the physician. We will first
                   explore how the doctor/patient relationship has evolved throughout
                   history, and how the implementation of the insurance infrastructure
                   has impacted the perceptions patients have of their doctors. Then to
                   talk about present day, we will explore how doctors have to adapt
                   their styles to interact comfortably with patients within shorter time
                   allotments. How does a doctor set the right tone to elicit the right
                   kind of information? What does a physician need to know
                   beforehand in order to carry out an interaction that leads to an open
                   and honest relationship with a patient?
       ii. Global Maternal Health Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All medical students
               2. Amount Requested: $75 for food
               3. Potential Collaborators: Medical Students for Choice
               4. Description: We would like to invite a speaker that will address
                   maternal and newborn health in developing countries.
      iii. Practical Global Health Lunch Talk
               1. Target Audience: All medical students
               2. Amount Requested: $75 for food
               3. Potential Collaborators: GHIG
4. Description: We would like to invite speakers to talk about pursuing
   global health careers, such as global health residencies, Doctors
   without Borders, etc.

				
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