The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is hosting its 2019 Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC), “The Call for Excellence: Improving the Future of Medicine through Leadership, Service, and Activism” on April 18-21 in Philadelphia, PA. SNMA will be celebrating its 55th anniversary and the program will address topics on leadership in healthcare, health policy, health disparities, and activism in underserved communities. Additionally, students will be provided with a multitude of multidisciplinary opportunities that include the incorporation of technology into medicine, hands-on clinical skills workshops, professional development sessions, and other tools that will allow them to excel as future physicians. Unique in its focus, AMEC is the culmination of SNMA’s extensive work for the year and stands as a benchmark for its achievements in the areas of medical education and community service. The meeting is both well-attended and well-regarded by students, educators, bench scientists, and medical practitioners across the nation.
Community Outreach and Service
During the conference there will be several community service/outreach initiatives occurring that conference attendees will participate in. SNMA will be collaborating with both national and local organizations to reach out to youth in the Philadelphia area to promote healthy attitudes regarding various health topics and increase interest in medicine. SNMA is encouraging conference attendees to bring at least one package of feminine hygiene products with them to AMEC. SNMA will then have volunteers help repackage the items into hygiene kits to be donated to a local women's shelter. There will also be an opportunity on-site to register for a blood and bone drive.
Drs. Joseph W. Semien, Jr., Pierre Johnson and Maxim Madhere - Authors of "Pulse of Perseverance"
Patrice Harris - First Black Woman to be President-Elect of American Medical Association
Eugene Harris, III - Medical Director, Southern Regional Medical Center, Emergency Department and star on "Married to Medicine"
Altha Stewart - First African American President of American Psychiatric Association
Academic and Professional Enrichment for Premedical and Medical Students
Research Poster Forum for pre-medical and medical students across the country to showcase research they've conducted!
Hands on workshops - clinical simulations workshops and orthopedic procedures among others!
Professional and Leadership development workshops - sessions on leadership in medicine, navigating medical school and beyond!
Building the Next Generation of Underrepresented Physicians
Exhibit hall - featuring over 150+ professional and academic institutions from across the country!
Tours of surrounding Philadelphia medical schools for interested premedical students!
Networking with premedical, medical students, and physicians from across the country to build life-long relationships!
We are looking forward to seeing you at AMEC in Philly!!