Breakout Sessions and Clinical Skills

Grenada Breakout Sessions & Clinical Skills

Learn top-notch med school interview techniques, practice splinting and suturing, explore end of life decision-making, and more.

Addressing Top Questions from IMGsCertification by The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of physicians educated outside the United States. ECFMG Certification also is a requirement for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-step USMLE and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. Hear from the Assistant Vice President of ECFMG and get your top questions answered in this session.
Specialty Spotlight: NeurologyParticipate in this session to hear what led Dr. Hashwani to focus his career on the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. What is the day-to-day experience of a neurologist? What is the training like? You may discover your own career path!
MCAT Strategies That WorkGet ready to crush the MCAT with strategies that boost your motivation and allow you to rely on what you know. Hear from the MCAT experts and develop your own plan to move forward and reach your goal: med school!
What’s Your EQ?Have you ever had a conversation go so wrong that you can’t even imagine what happened? Do you know why other people respond to you the way they do? Take the time to explore your EQ – emotional intelligence – and learn how to better connect with those around you. It’s a must-have skill for docs, but one that you won’t learn in med school!
Presenting the PatientYour classmates are watching. The attending is waiting. Do you know best practices for presenting a patient on rounds? Talk with a family medicine clerkship director and get prepared for what many med students find the most jittery-inducing experience of their training.
It’s Not All Species Specific: ZoonosesBacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases capable of being transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans present complex public health issues. Examine the various zoonoses, their methods of transmission, and more in this fascinating session.
Good Docs Doing Bad ThingsThe Atomic Age included testing on African Americans without their consent. The “study” of Hepatitis included infecting developmentally delayed children with the virus. And physicians performed heinous experiments on thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. How did docs turn away from their oath in order to carry out these unethical acts? Explore the history – and current issues – in this fascinating session.
Surviving Med SchoolAnxiety, exhaustion, and worry can become all-consuming in the med school experience. Hear from AMSA’s National President and consider strategies for survival! You’ll have the chance to think about what works – and doesn’t work – for you, and get suggestions from your peers.
Breaking Bad NewsDelivering bad news is never easy, but being on the receiving end is even harder. Patients and families never forget the way they learned the worst. Participate in this riveting session focused on preparing you to share difficult information with patients and families.
Critical Residency Interviewing SkillsThere are lots of ways to leave a good impression during a residency interview … and plenty to leave a bad one, too. Gain skills to address the tough questions, answer with confidence rather than arrogance, and find out what you want to know about the programs without asking in a way that alienates your interviewers.
Practicing Physician PanelGet your questions answered about various specialties and the road to pursuing them.
Residency: The IMG AngleWhat do program directors seek in foreign medical graduates? How can you best position yourself to get that coveted spot? Talk with experts in graduate med ed about their perspectives and experiences, and benefit from their insight.
Ultrasound in MedicineUnderstanding the application of ultrasound in medicine is critical for physicians. Attend this fascinating session to learn about advances in technology, biological effects, and improved clinical techniques. Try your hand or strengthen your skills!
Who Are You, and Why Does it Matter in Residency?The one thing that always remains within our control: how we react to circumstances. Do you know your strengths and challenges relative to the situation around you? Discover methods to make your residency a success – and make sure you know how to communicate that plan during interviews. AMSA’s customized self-awareness assessment will be administered online prior to the conference to ensure you are able to maximize what you learn.


Clinical Skill-Building such as ultrasound and suturing …

And more to come!