Thanks to a partnership agreement, students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine can join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for free. AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.
“We are excited by this new influx of members, and the new energy and ideas Boonshoft students could bring to AMSA,” said Isaiah Cochran, immediate past president of AMSA. “I have been a member since my early pre-med days. The opportunities to grow and learn have been incredible.”
With membership comes access to a continuously growing collection of programming and resources and mentorship programs; leadership opportunities; the chance to meet and connect with medical students from both the U.S. and abroad; and the opportunity to attend AMSA’s annual convention.
The partnership was made possible thanks to support from the Humanologi Foundation. It was founded by Steven M. Reich, an orthopaedic spinal surgeon, and his wife, Jodi. The Humanologi Foundation at Raymond James Charitable is a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to provide tools and resources to help refocus attention on the roles of empathy, humanism and compassion in health care.
“By supporting programs in self-awareness training, we seek to combat the ever-increasing career trend among physicians of disengagement and burnout,” Reich said.
AMSA, through a multifaceted and constantly growing collection of resources and opportunities, seeks to augment medical education and help prepare doctors-in-training to become confident, passionate and capable physician leaders. AMSA provides a proving ground for students to both find and effectively use their voices to advocate for positive change in health care on a national level. A full list of benefits and perks for medical students is available on the AMSA website.