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.

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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.
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.
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.
Practicing Physician PanelGet your questions answered about various specialties and the road to pursuing them.
Presenting the PatientYour classmates are watching. The attending is waiting. Do you know best practices for presenting a patient on rounds? Talk with neonatologist Dr. Anthony Orsini and get prepared for what many med students find the most jittery-inducing experience of their training.
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.
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!
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!
Understanding EEG TechnologyFamiliarize yourself with EEG technology - review this tool used to diagnose epilepsy, sleep disorders, and more.
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. Explore your level of emotional intelligence! AMSA’s customized self-awareness assessment will be administered online prior to the conference to ensure you are able to maximize what you learn.