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Out Loud–Raising our Voices for Access to Medicine

July 02, 2015

By Sherie Newcomb The day prior to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) protest in Washington, D.C., I had rehearsed in my head the way I anticipated the day and the votes would unfold. The day of the event I met with another AMSA activist and traveled by train to meet with other global advocates from…

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Journal of a Bird-dogger

June 12, 2015

June 5, 2015 A hotel parking lot somewhere outside Chicago It is 1:30AM when we finally roll up to the parking lot of the hotel where we pick up the final member of our bird-dog crew.  Our final destination is Des Moines, Iowa, the site of our first event of the weekend, a meet and greet…

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Fast Track–Threatening Access to Medicines Around the World

June 03, 2015

  By: Alison Case, M.D. AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow Health and trade are not traditionally clumped together.  At least, I never had a course in medical school on free trade agreements and intellectual property rights.  It might be expected that one impacts the other only in so far as any other major industry might be…

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The Importance of Health to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

March 25, 2015

By: Anna Zelivianskaia M.D. Candidate 2016 – University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Health care is not listed as a basic human right in most constitutions, including our own. Yet I suspect the majority of citizens…

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The Challenges of an Out-of-State Medical School

March 18, 2015

by Emily Hause Usually when I ask students where they would like to go to medical school, the answer is- wherever I get accepted. Now, while that’s a great attitude, the truth is that an out-of-state medical school can be extra tricky. Medical school is difficult to begin with, but being far away from your friends,…

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The Challenges of an Out-of-State Medical School

March 18, 2015

by Emily Hause Usually when I ask students where they would like to go to medical school, the answer is- wherever I get accepted. Now, while that’s a great attitude, the truth is that an out-of-state medical school can be extra tricky. Medical school is difficult to begin with, but being far away from your friends,…

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