Two rising second-year students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are helping plan the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association’s annual meeting this week in Chicago.
Yannan “Jennifer” Wang of Johns Creek and Vipawee “Sandy” Chat of Marietta were recently chosen as members of the section’s Hospitality Committee and are working with a handful of their medical school colleagues from across the country to plan networking events at the meeting.
The AMA’s Medical Student Section is largest organization of medical students in the United States and works with the association to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
“Conferences like this are an incredible way to meet professionals from all over the country, form relationships and gain exposure to a wide variety of experiences that will help shape our goals and values as future physicians,” Wang says.
“I wanted to increase Georgia’s medical student involvement in the AMA and figured that serving on the Hospitality Committee would be a fun way of doing that,” Chat adds. “There are also incredible opportunities to engage in advocacy, vote on resolutions, and participate in educational programs that address many issues related to the medical field.”
Among their responsibilities was putting together a list of “Things to Do in Chicago” for conference attendees, with recommendations on events, restaurants, lounges and other activities.