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Convention Schedule


Thursday April 16th, 2020

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Advocacy Day Welcome

  • Speaker: Isaiah Cochran, MD, AMSA President; Keanan McGonigle, MD, AMSA Education and Advocacy Fellow; Donald M. Berwick, MD

11:30 am - 11:50 am

The Power of Student Advocacy

  • Speaker: Georges Benjamin, MD, APHA

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Advocacy in a Time of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic – Briefing on 4th COVID bill

  • Speaker: Joshua Sharstein, MD, Johns Hopkins University

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

Turning Public Narrative Into Action!

  • Speaker: Joseph Sakran, MD, Johns Hopkins University

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

Presenting Your Power to Congress

  • Speaker: Justin Mendoza, Families USA

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

Small Group Meetings

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet Your Representative

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Help Desk Open

Friday April 17th, 2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

General Session: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida

12:00 pm -

Open Your Virtual Goody Bag

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

Beyond Clinical Practice: Leadership Opportunities in Healthcare and Building Long Term Career Success

  • Speaker: Jennifer Nathan, MD, Neuroradiologist, Andrews Air Force Base

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

What Program Directors are Looking for and How to Optimize Success in the Match

  • Speaker: David Flick, MD, Associate Director of Advising, MedSchoolCoach

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

Lifting Your Voice to Lower Rx Prices

  • Speaker: Margarida Jorge, Campaign Director, Lower Drug Prices Now

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

The Medical School Interview

  • Speaker: Gary Rose, MD, Associate Professor, Director of BS/MD Pipeline Program, Direct Post Baccalaureate Program, College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

Financing Your Education

  • Speaker: Alex Macielak, Laurel Road

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

Body Interact Clinical Education Platform: Kickoff to the Virtual SIM Competition

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

MCAT Myths Debunked

  • Speaker: Petros Minasi, Senior Director, Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Break and Exclusive Exhibit Fair Time (Open Your Virtual Goody Bag)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice

  • Speaker: Melissa Cheyney, PhD, Associate Professor, Oregon State University

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting Change: A 360 Degree Assessment

  • Speaker: Michael Barone, MD, Vice President, Licensure Programs, NBME

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Virtual SIM Competition Round 1

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Med School Admissions

  • Speaker: James Wasco, MD, Kaplan Medical School Admissions Advisor; Petros Minasi, Senior Director, Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Radiology Spotlight

  • Speaker: Peter Van Geertruyden, MD

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Impact over Intentions: What to Consider for your Global Health Elective

  • Speaker: Emily Miller, Program Coordinator, Academic Partnerships & Affiliates, Child Family Health International; Adriane Lopez, Engagement Specialist, AAMC

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

SIM Competition Case Debrief

  • Speaker: Calvin Wheeler, MD

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Addressing the Unspoken: Menstrual Inequity in Marginalized Communities

  • Speaker: Ashi Arora

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

House of Delegates: Business Session and Elections

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster Session

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Session: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Jesse MIlan, Jr., JD, CEO and President, AIDS United

Saturday April 18th, 2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am

House of Delegates Credentialing

9:30 am - 11:00 am

House of Delegates: Business Session and Resolutions

11:00 am -

Open Your Virtual Goody Bag

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

Thought Leader: Marc Brackett, PhD

  • Speaker: Marc Brackett, PhD

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

Thought Leader: Hodon Mohamed, DO

  • Speaker: Hodon Mohamed, DO, OBGYN Women’s Health Expert, Wellness and Physician Career Coach

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pre-Health Fair Open

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

Criminal Justice Reform: Why This is Our Movement

  • Speaker: Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, Founder, Chair, Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc.

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

Becoming a Powerful Global Health Advocate

  • Speaker: Ken Patterson, Director, Grassroots Impact, RESULTS

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

Your Path to Wearing a White Coat—The Personal Statement

  • Speaker: Petros Minasi, Senior Director, Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Medical School for Us By Us: How Students Can Revolutionize Medical Education

  • Speaker: Tao Le, MD, Chief Education Officer and Founder, ScholarRx

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Six Steps to Delivering Bad News Successfully

  • Speaker: Timothy Quill, MD, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Premedical Student Exposure to Pharmaceutical Marketing: Too Much, Too Soon?

  • Speaker: Mark Ryan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University; David J. Satin MD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School; David Evans, MD, Program Director, UW Family Medicine Residency

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

The Careers in Medicine Program Overview

  • Speaker: Gemma Costa, Senior, Learning and Development Specialist, Careers in Medicine/Association of American Medical Colleges

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

Exploring the Cost of Applying to and Securing a Residency

  • Speaker: Julie Fresne, Senior Director, Student Financial and Career Advising Services, AAMC

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

Rethinking Consent in Medical Education: The Case of Intimate Exams for Teaching Purposes

  • Speaker: Robin Fretwell Wilson, JD, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law; Ari Silver-Isenstadt, MD, Pediatrician

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

Go Play With Your Toys: Sex Toys and Sexual Health

  • Speaker: Perry Tsai, MD, PhD

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

ECFMG: Past, Present and Future

  • Speaker: Lisa Cover, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations, ECFMG

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual SIM Competition Final Round (Med Only)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break and Exclusive Pre-Health Fair Time (Open Your Virtual Goody Bag)

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm

Virtual SIM Competition Final Round Debrief and Winning Team Announcement (Med Only)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Advocacy 202: now what? How to Make the Most of What You Have

  • Speaker: Mary Beth Levin, Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Abortion (but were afraid to ask)

  • Speaker: Linda Prine, MD, Medical Director, Reproductive Health Access Projec

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Residency Program Q&A Panel Discussion

  • Speaker: Richard Peng, ERAS Senior Training Specialist, AAMC; Carma Yaghi, MD, Internal Medicine Resident Physician, Kaiser Permanente; Lisa Pompeo, MD

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Medical Student Q&A Panel Discussion

  • Speaker: Ton La, Jr., Vice President for Membership, AMSA; Avanthi Jayaweera, Vice President for Leadership Development, AMSA; Jason Fang, International Trustee, AMSA; Yvonne Cotterell, Student Editor, The New Physician, AMSA

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Medical Students for Gun Safety: Why Gun Violence Matters to Future Physicians

  • Speaker: Sujay Ratna; Mattie Renn

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

General Session: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Desmond Meade, President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Sunday April 19th, 2020

Committee of Interns and Residents
Medschool Coach
Academic Group
Scholar Rx
Body Interact