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1 Welcome to AMA’s First Succeeding in Medical School (SIMS) - Student Edition October 18, Join our Facebook Group: American Medical Association - Wayne State University-SOM Chapter

2 © 2012 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. 7 What does the AMA do? Professional Ethics Professional Ethics Community Service Community Service Medical Education Medical Education Advocacy Career & Social Networking Public Health Public Health

3 © 2012 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. 5 Get you involved! –applications for three M1 positions (Asst AMA, National, and Wayne County Rep) –“How to Run a Successful Lobby Visit” webinar = 8 pm Maz 301 –MSMS Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting FREE = Oct (Troy) –Building Healthy Communities Co-curricular Opportunity = Oct. 30 & Oct. 31 –AMA MPAC Lobby Day = Nov. 28 (Lansing) & March –Region 5 Annual Meeting = Feb. 1-2, 2013 (Grand Rapids) –AMA Co-curriculars: Journal Club, Operation Don’t Smoke, Friendship Baptist Tutoring, DMC Health Fairs, Expand cross-collaborations and promote school unity –AMA & AMSA Political Summit = Oct. 30 –AMA & Art Wall Committee –AMA & AMSA Health Disparities Seminar: Federally Qualified Health Centers Nov pm (Dr. Mouhanad Hammami) Increase public policy and public health awareness –AMA Interim resolutions discussion = Oct. 12-1pm Maz 240/241 –AMA’s Public Health Tips newsletter –AMA’s Community Wellness Health Event Aid student career development continuum (3 part series) –Succeeding in Medical School (SIMS) - Resident Edition on Nov. 5-6 pm –SIMS - Physician Edition on Jan. 30, 2013 WSU AMA Goals For This Year

4 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Osamuede Iyoha, MII A Bit About Myself... –I was REALLY stressed in undergrad –Took a two year hiatus => Had a blast living life! –Not heavily involved in any extracurricular activities –Interested in Primary Care and Population Well-being Advice for Current M1s… –Stay in your lane! –This is the year to hone in on your time management skills –Practice questions are an effective study tool –Perfect the study techniques that work for you –Make your notes your own…or get Natalja’s –Don’t neglect the power of RESTING your body and mind (ie. Don’t spread yourself too thin)

5 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Cletus Stanton, MII Activities: WHSO, PCIG, Curriculum Committee; S.A.Y. Clinic, ARIE Background: History major, Emergency Food Coordinator in Portland, taught in China for 2 years, worked as an HIV Case Manager in Detroit 4 years. Married, lives in Detroit. -Positive outcomes from engaging in extracurricular activities -Working with the faculty and administration as opposed to seeing it as an adversarial relationship -Separate spaces -Pass; then learn -Repetition Contact:

6 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Jennie Brescoll, MIII About me: From Grosse Pointe, UofM for undergrad. Considering Peds, OBGYN or Derm. Advice for M1 and M2 years: Sleep 8 hours a day. Enjoy and appreciate the freedom of M1 and even M2. Boards studying can be fun! Advice for M3 year: QBank. Embrace getting pimped. AMA involvement: National Delegate attended national and MSMS conferences.

7 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Natalja Stanski, MIII About Me: Undergrad - Grand Valley State where I played soccer for 4 years Interested in going into internal medicine, currently doing my elective in oncology at Karmanos Rotating at Oakwood for my year 3 rotations M2 Advice: Step 1: Learn the information really well when you learn it in class Lots of questions (WebPath, R+C question book, Kaplan, UWorld) Bosch reviews Step 1 Sources: First Aid, Pathoma, BRS Physio, Qbanks, Goljan Audio M2 Coursework: Make it until Thanksgiving and it really gets much better Stay on top of lectures for that day (ie. at least get done with streaming) Do what works for you (what works for me won’t necessarily work for you, and vice versa) M3 Advice: Transition to 3 rd Year: be OK with not knowing what it is going to be like, learn quickly from those around you Internal Medicine: Shelf Sources: UWorld Step 2 Qbank, Step Up to Medicine (also helped to have it right after taking Step 1) Clinical Honors: be PRESENT, take an interest in your patients, apply what you read, take initiative, be confident but humble

8 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Rosan Patel, MSIV Radiology applicant Anatomy Vast breadth of knowledge IR/patient interaction (friendly environment) MSI: Get through year 1 material, get involved with organizations to set yourself up for leadership positions next year, plan summer research project MSII: Not mandatory to start preparing for Step I now but think about it Get used to exam marathons, If you have resources try to do Kaplan and USMLE World (primary if not motivated to do both), Stay involved in extracurricular activities MSIII: studying for SHELF exams starts day 1 (not for everyone), Do USMLE World or Kaplan for the year, show interest and that you are a hard worker on rotations, find your career and FIND a MENTOR (help for rec letters and research), rec letters (continuity clinic, profession) MSIV: Take step 2 CS after school OSCE (must schedule 7-9 months in advance), Take step 2 CK (refer to specialty and score on step 1 when to take), ENJOY

9 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Brent Gerlach, MSIV Choosing a specialty Letters of Recommendation 4th Year Schedule ERAS Where to apply? Evaluating your application

10 © 2011 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Vanessa Stan, MSIV The importance of involvement in organized medicine Benefits to you in being involved ERAS residency application What does it mean to have AMA involvement on your resume?

11 Questions?

12 © 2012 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. 19 Thank you for coming!


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