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  • Advocacy @ UC: From Public Policy Major to Medical Student

    For UCCOM first-year medical student Sara Constand, participating in health policy research as an undergraduate seemed like the most rational way to bridge her lifelong desire to be a politician with her burgeoning interest in medicine. Constand, a 2018 alumna of Duke University, researched policy regarding physician-patient palliative care discussions under the supervision of Dr. Donald Taylor, Jr. within Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. For our third post in the Advocacy @ UC series, we talked to Sara about her research experience and about what makes her move medicine.

  • Advocacy @ UC: Ending Youth Homelessness in Cincinnati

    Earlier this month, several UCCOM AMA members took a short break from finals week studying to visit Lighthouse Youth and Family Services to learn how they are redesigning the homeless youth system in an effort to ensure all Cincinnati-area youth have a home.

  • UCCOM AMA Members Move Medicine at Interim 2018

    This November, seven medical student members of the American Medical Association chapter at the University of Cincinnati attended the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. Second-year students Haidn Foster, Adam Darwiche, Tom Plagge, Farzaan Kassam, and Alyssa Kelder, as well as first years Glen McClain and Chris Chang served on national committees, passed resolutions, were elected to leadership, presented research, and had a blast getting more engaged with organized medicine!

  • Advocacy @ UC: AMA National Leadership

    Throughout the year, UCCOM AMA will be interviewing chapter members, physicians, and healthcare professionals that are actively involved in organized medicine as part of our “Advocacy @ UC” series. For our first post, we talked to three members of the UCCOM AMA Executive Board that also hold national leadership positions: Haidn Foster and Adam Darwiche, UCCOM AMA Co-Presidents; and Tom Plagge, UCCOM AMA Legislative Chair.

  • A Record-Setting Advocacy Week, Hosted by UCCOM AMA

    Our annual Advocacy Week, held September 10th-14th, featured four incredible events--a lunch workshop on policy writing, a networking dinner with physicians and residents, a medical advocacy fair featuring local and national advocacy groups, and everyone’s favorite formal fundraiser... Casino Night! All together, Advocacy Week drew more than 300 students and guests and raised nearly $14,000 for the American Medical Association chapter at UCCOM.


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