This past month I attended two conferences back-to-back. The first, the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the second, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). At their core, both groups aim to do the same thing: make the right choices and decisions for patients, but my experiences in each … More What Can We Do to Make a Difference in Policy?
Before I started medical school I was adamant that I hated politics and did not want to be involved in politics or policy in anyway. To be clear, I understood the importance of policy, so I begrudgingly made sure I was up to date on national and international politics and the policy changes that could … More The AMA: My Foray into Policy
I know that most of us are excited about the end of 2016, although somewhat nervous about what 2017 may bring. I am not one for resolutions and listing things I am going to give up, but I am drawn to the idealistic beauty of the “new year, new you” concept, so I do want to try … More Positive Changes in 2017