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UT to host regional American Medical Association Medical Student Section Meeting

The UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences will host the regional American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Student Section Meeting Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, on Health Science Campus.

The theme of the meeting is “Launching New Frontiers in Medicine,” and programming will be focused on the future of the medical field. More than 170 medical students from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia are expected to attend the event.

In addition to the association business that will be carried out at the meeting, students will participate in activities focused on the future of medicine; these will include developing clinical skills in the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center and learning about residency options.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Baretta Casey, a professor in the University of Kentucky colleges of Public Health and Medicine, and Dr. Carl Sirio, UT vice president for medical affairs and associate dean for clinical affairs.

Casey, who also is a member of the AMA Council on Medical Education, will give a lecture on “Medicine’s Social Contract: Caring for Our Patients in the Next Decade.”

Sirio, a member of the AMA Board of Trustees, will give a talk titled “Health System Reform – What It All Means, Separating Fact and Fiction.”

Other speakers will include Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, UT chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences; T.R. Eckler, chair of the AMA Medical Student Section; and Jordan VanLare, member of the AMA Board of Trustees.

More information can be found on the meeting website.