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Employment 101 – free RIMS seminar

Personal finances, liability insurance, real estate, and professional contracts will be discussed.
September 9, 5:30pm at RIMS
RSVP is required as space is limited.
Registration closes September 2.
Contact Megan Turcotte, 401-331-3207

RIMS Annual Student Awards

The Amos Throop Prize is presented annually to a graduating medical student who has demonstrated interest, aptitude and engagement in public policy relating to health care and in the role of organized medicine in advocating for patients. The Throop Prize is named for the first president of RIMS, a Revolutionary War veteran who served three terms in the Rhode Island General Assembly. More about Amos Throop

The Herbert Rakatansky Prize will be presented annually to a graduating medical student who has promoted the health and well-being of fellow medical students. The Rakatansky Prize is named for the founder and longtime leader and chair of the Physician Health Program of the Rhode Island Medical Society. More about RIMS Physician Health Program

2014 NHSC & The RI Loan Repayment Program

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is pleased to announce two loan repayment program opportunities for health professionals who are interested in working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is open until March 20 at 7:30pm ET. National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

The RI Health Professional Loan Repayment Program application cycle is open until March 7.
Rhode Island Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

Grayson Armstrong elected national chair of AMA Medical Student Section

Grayson Armstrong MD'15 was elected national chair of the AMA Medical Student Section. Congratulations Grayson and thank you to the 13 WAMS medical students who attended the AMA Interim Meeting in Maryland, November 14–16, 2013.

Advocacy and Activism Workshop

In October 2013, Michael Migliori, MD; Newell Warde, PhD, and Steve DeToy were invited to discuss the importance of advocacy and how organized medicine can advocate on multiple levels.

Medical Students volunteer at RIMS 2013 Annual Helmet Distribution

Ted Albright (top left), Jonathan Thorndike and Tera Schaetzel-Hill (lower left), were among the volunteers who helped fit helmets and distribute bike safety gear to RIteCare children on May 11 at the Community School in Cumberland. (Below L–R) Ted Albright, Mohammed Elsayed, Juan Pablo Zhen Lio, Austin Ha, Stephanie Angione, Grayson Armstrong, Jonathan Thorndike, Tera Schaetzel-Hill, and Nicole Noronha.

Medical students attend RIMS Annual Banquet & Inauguration of Officers

Medical students attended in RIMS Annual Banquet & Inauguration of Officers, held Septemeber 22, 2012 at The Dunes Club in Narragansett. Student attandance was sponsored by donations from RIMS members.

Alpert Medical Students at the AMA House of Delegates


Ella Damiano MD'15 testified in the Reference Committee on behalf of the Medical Students Section at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association November 13, 2011 in New Orleans.

[L–R] Rahul Banerjee MD'14, Grayson Armstong MD'14, Ella Damiano MD'15, Eugene Cone MD'13, Eric Lee MD'14, Stanford Tran MD'15, Faith Birnbaum MD'15

Attending the AMA Medical Student Section 2011 Interim Meeting in New Orleans were:
Rahul Banerjee - M2 - Chair of the Logistics Committee for the AMA-MSS Interim Meeting
Eric Lee - M2 - Brown Med Chapter Delegate and Chapter Co-President
Eugene Cone - M3 - AMA-MSS Regional Delegate to the HOD
Ella Damiano - M1 - House Coordinating Committee for the MSS
Faith Birnbaum - M1 - House Coordinating Committee for the MSS
Michael Bohl - M1 - Hospitality Committee Member
Michael Xiong - M2 - Parliamentary Procedures Committee Member
Grayson Armstrong - M2 - Vice-Speaker of the AMA-MSS on the Governing Council;
Chapter Co-President
Stanford Tran - M1 – Author of Resolution Recognizing Socioeconomic Factors as a Determinant of Health
Also in attendance presenting scientific posters:
Jude Fleming - M2
Matthew Young - M2
Jack Cossman - M2

Brown student named AMA 2011 App Challenge Finalist

On September 26 the AMA announced that Benedict Landgren Mills is a finalist in the 2011 AMA App Challenge for his idea for an electronic application called Smart Flash Card that would allow users to easily turn any piece of medical information into a custom flashcard. Read more

Students introduce RIMS at first-years' orientation

Students Grayson Armstrong and Rahul Banerjee, and RIMS' Megan Turcotte, Associate Director of Member Services, attended the medical school orientation in August 2011 to introduce the students to RIMS, explain the benefits of membership, and encourage the students to join. Together they welcomed 64 new members.

For more information,
contact Megan Turcotte

Medical Students volunteer at RIMS 2010 Annual Helmet Distribution

Andrew P. Matson, Bryn A. Gonzales-Ellis, and Matthew Reilley (below) were among the volunteers who helped fit helmets and distribute bike safety gear to RIteCare children on May 8 at the Wakefield Hills Elementary School in West Warwick.

Brown students rode "Miles for Healthier Lifestyles"

On April 24, medical students from across New England, New York, and New Jersey participated in a bike relay from Boston to Rochester, NY to support the AMA-Medical Student Section national service project, "Healthier Life Steps." More photos

Brown medical students Joel Huleatt MD'11, Greg Radin MD'11, Steve Lee MD'11, and JP Giliberto MD'10 rode from Providence to Mystic, Connecticut.

Brown MSS attends the AMA Interim Meeting in Houston

On November 5-7, twelve Brown medical students attended the 2009 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting in Houston, Texas. Brown resolutions successfully presented to the MSS included supporting WHO safe surgery policies, promoting a national exercise meta-database, and lobbying the the Surgeon General to debunk the MMR vaccine-autism link.

The AMA House of Delegates subsequently adopted a BrownMed-authored MSS resolution to commission a national study quantifying medical tort reform.

Brown will host the 2010 MSS Region VII regional meeting on February 5-6 in Providence, RI.

Steve Lee MD'11, Matthew Reilley MD'11, Sunny Intwala MD'12, Katherine Thompson MD'12, Alina Markova MD'12, Yasir Ahmed MD'12, Eugene Cone MD'13, Chintan Patel MD'12, Kumar Vasudevan MD'12, Hans Van Lancker MD'10, Monica Kaitz MD'11, Nilay Patel MD'12

Medical Students volunteer at RIMS Annual Helmet Distribution

Megan Turcotte, RIMS Associate Director of Member Services; Cheryl Turcotte, RIMS-IBC Executive Assistant; Chirayu Patel; and Steve Lee were among the volunteers who helped fit helmets and distribute bike safety gear to RIteCare children in Pawtucket on May 9.

Tour to Insure

Brown cyclists Ed Cheung MD'12, Joel Huleatt MD'11, Andrew Brunner MD'10, Steve Lee MD'11, J.P. Giliberto MD'10

On April 17, five Brown Medical School students rode from Providence to Mystic in the second leg of the Boston-Providence-Long Island-NYC stage of the AMA MSS Tour to Insure. The relay continues on April 24–26 and April 30–May, heading to Albany, then Buffalo.

There was a send-off event at Brown BioMed with education and AMA Medical School Section recruitment displays. Visitors included classmates and members of the Brown cycling community (Bike-to-Brown commuters, Bikes@Brown/Brown Outing Club bike rentals, Brown Cycling racers).

The region-wide cycling relay was conceived as part of the MSS Region VII contribution to the Voice for the Uninsured campaign. Other elements of the Tour include 5K races, rallies, and awareness events. Rallies for insurance coverage will occur at New York City Hall, the New York Capital Building in Albany, and the New York Medical Society HOD in Rochester – where David Hannan, MD, President Elect of MSSNY, will greet riders on May 2 concluding the tour. The hope is to make this a nationwide intitiative.—Steve Lee, Brown MD'11

Brown to Mystic album: Facebook

Boston (Tufts) to Brown album: Picasa

Education Resources

University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine: http://www.une.edu/com

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: http://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/


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(please forward other suggested resources to Megan Turcotte at mturcotte@rimed.org)

American Academy of Family Physicians: http://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency.html

American Academy of Ophthalmology: http://www.aao.org/medical-students

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: http://www.aaos.org/home.asp

American College of Physicians: http://www.acponline.org/medical_students/

American College of Surgeons: https://www.facs.org/member-services/join/medical-student

American Psychiatric Association: http://www.psychiatry.org/medical-students

American Society of Anesthesiologists: http://www.asahq.org/resources/resources-for-medical-students

American Urological Association: https://www.auanet.org/


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