The University of Vermont College of Medicine American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter is presenting several presentations as part of Health Policy Week November 2 through 6, 2015.
On Monday, November 2, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m., a presentation on “The State of Healthcare in Vermont” by Vermont Senator Ginny Lyons will take place in the Larner Classroom – Room 100 – in the College’s Medical Education Center. Learn more about Senator Lyons here.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m., a discussion about “National Advocacy” with Bill Couzens from Lesscancer.org will take place in the Sullivan Classroom – Room 200 – in the College’s Medical Education Center.
The week’s series will conclude on Friday, November 6, 2015, with “Single Payer: A Debate” hosted by the Physicians for a National Health Plan Student Interest Group, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom – Room 200 – in the College’s Medical Education Center.
The AMSA Student Interest Group (SIG), which serves as a branch of the national AMSA organization, has goals that closely align with the organization’s principles, including: quality and affordable health care for all; global health equity; enriching medicine through diversity; and professional integrity, development, and student well-being. The SIG’s activities often involve promoting health policy to achieve these goals on both a campus- and state-wide level. For more information about the AMSA SIG, contact Brett Powers ’18. The group’s faculty advisor is Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health at the UVM College of Medicine.