December 7, 2018
Submitted by Dory Askins, Class of 2021
A total of 21 medical students, including 14 from the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville, recently attended the American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting.
USC School of Medicine Greenville students presented three resolutions, the first
of which was a call to study the use and effectiveness of mobile health in underserved
communities. The second resolution was another call to study how food prescriptions
can be utilized in medicine. The third resolution reaffirmed the concern for health
disparities in breast cancer.
Additionally, Taylor Lucas, third-year student at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, was chosen by over 600 medical students as the Chair-Elect of the Medical Student Section (MSS). Medical students across South Carolina participated in his campaign for office and worked toward the shared goal of getting Taylor elected. He will now be representing medical students across the country to lobby for better medical school education, better mentorship for medical students within the AMA and an increased number of medical student resolutions.
Second-year student Dory Askins, also from the USC School of Medicine Greenville, was elected as the Regional Delegate for South Carolina to the House of Delegates, while second-year student Shauna Owen, as well as USC School of Medicine Columbia student Ron Cassada were elected as an alternate delegate for South Carolina. First-year student Tristan Mackey was elected as an AMA Foundation Liaison, helping to spread the word on the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and scholarships. First-year student Irraj Iftikhar was elected to be the Region 4 Advocacy Chair, where she will work on advocacy for S.C., Fla., Ga., N.C., Tenn., Ala. and Puerto Rico. At the poster competition portion of the event, second-year student Julie Barton presented a poster titled, "Foot drop encountered in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology: Anatomical aspects of clinical diagnosis." Congratulations to all for their excellent work and representation of the future of medicine in South Carolina.