Who doesn’t love eating free pizza or listening to a doctor share insight into the inspiring medical profession? If you agree with the above statement, you’re in luck because you can find these perks at Pre-Med AMSA’s general body meetings that occur bi-weekly on Mondays. Believe it or not, there are even more benefits hidden throughout these meetings. Here are some insider tips to get the most out of PAMSA’s general body meetings.
There are eight divisions in PAMSA here to help you reach your full potential and to help you prepare to apply to medical school. Don’t be afraid to reach out to one of the many officers and executive board members. They are here to offer the support that you need throughout your pre-medical journey!
Meet Other Members of PAMSA
Get to know your fellow PAMSA members. Most of these individuals that attend the general body meetings have similar interests or career goals. You can use this aspect to your advantage by socializing and collaborating with your peers who have also have a passion for medicine.
Talk to the Guest Speaker After Their Presentation
Usually, the guest speaker will open the room to questions after he or she is done speaking. Use this opportunity to pose open-ended questions that you have always been wanting to ask! There is no better person to ask pre-medical or medical related questions than a doctor who has already gone through the process themselves!
Find the PowerPoint on the PAMSA Website
If you missed a few details or want to review the information that was presented by the officers and executive board members, the power point presentation can be found on the PAMSA website. Link: https://www.usfpamsa.net/meeting-minutes
Get an extra point for wearing your PAMSA T-shirt
Not only can you receive one point for attending the general body meeting, but you can also claim one additional point for wearing a PAMSA t-shirt.
Whether you are unable to attend the biweekly meetings or are simply looking for more ways to get involved to get involved with PAMSA, there are also many other events hosted by PAMSA that occur throughout the week. Each division in PAMSA offers different opportunities to volunteer, raise money for charity, or even relieve stress from school. Here are just a few of the events that are occurring this week in PAMSA:
DIY Planners and Bullet Journals
PAMSA is collaborating with Craft Club to bring you a Make Your Own Planner or Bullet Journal Event! All crafting materials will be provided to make your own unique and personalized planner and/or bullet journal to help organize your busy schedule! Join us on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30-7:00 PM in MSC 2702.
Charity Bake Sale
Help sell empanadas and Cuban sandwiches in front of Cooper Hall on Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 6 from 10:30am-12:00 pm. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Tampa General Hospital Foundation that helps support patients who are unable to pay their medical bills after staying at TGH.
Hope Lodge Volunteering
Play bingo and get to know the residents at Hope Lodge on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 PM.
Have any more questions?
Do not hesitate to visit a PAMSA officer during office hours! PAMSA’s office is located in the Marshall Student Center on the 3rd Floor in the Student Life Tower, Room 3308, #13. Here is the link to the office hour times: https://www.usfpamsa.net/office-hours