LULAC Health Fair

On February 24, 2018, AMSA attended League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) health clinic. We worked in shifts from 5am to 5pm, aiding the doctors, dentists, optometrists, and other healthcare professionals bring medical free medical care to the underserved population of Riverside. Thank you to all who attended and supported our community!

A Guide to Applying to Medical School with Dr. Tustison

“If you can’t enjoy the journey, the journey is going to be way too long for destination to be worth it.” -Dr. Tustison Important components of every application, as summarized. Please note: These are general guidelines and results may vary on a case by case basis. • GPA -Total GPA is separated from undergrad and graduate. Make sure u know what you’re targeting. For most, it is an undergraduate postbac to fix undergraduate GPA. A graduate GPA does not cover an undergraduate GPA. -Master of Public Health, it only marginally helps for concentrations like epidemiology. Ultimately, they don't really help with getting into medical school. -Don’t do a graduate in Engineering to try to raise Biolog

AMSAtines Social

On February 15th, 2018, AMSA held a social at the University Village Tower Theater. Members got together to watch Big Hero 6 and enjoyed popcorn and candy while bonding with one another. Also, the AMSA board members wrote Valentines Day-themed puns onto red cards that were given out to all the members. Thank you to those who showed up and we hope you had a fun time!

CPR Hero Guest Speaker

On February 13th, 2018 in Chung 141, AMSA held its third general meeting. During the meeting, guest speaker and AMSA alumni Stephen Cheung gave insight on what CPR Hero does and how to get a hands-on medical experience on a Cambodia trip that the program offers. There were also various discounts mentioned from AMSA's partnership for CPR/First Aid classes. Thank you to all who attended and Stephen Cheung for sharing his thoughts and giving advice!

Huntington Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018, AMSA participated in a beach cleanup at Huntington Beach Lifeguard Tower from 9:00 am-11:00 am. The clean up was coordinated by Orange County Coastkeeper and 20 AMSA members along with around 100+ other people showed up. After the cleanup, the members had a fun lunch at Souplantation. Thanks to these amazing volunteers helping out, our beach is now a cleaner environment! Thank you to all who attended–stay tuned for more events like this to look forward to in the future!

OBGYN Guest Speaker

The second meeting of winter quarter was held on January 31st, 2018 in Bourne’s A125. Guest speaker Dr. Nihira came and discussed his experience working in the OBGYN field and overall journey as a medical professional. Afterwards, students were able to get their questions answered about different areas in the medical field, medical school applicant qualifications, and more. Thank you to all that attended and a special thank you to Dr. Nihira for his wise words!

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