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Residency programs increased shift hours for first-year trainees in July, allowing them to work as long as 28 consecutive hours. However, critics of the policy, which include AMSA and public Citizen, contend that longer shifts for residents increase the odds of sleep deprivation and accidents, putting patients as well as physicians in harm’s way. Read More AMSA Opportunities Apply to Become an AMSA Ambassador: Attend AMSA Conferences for Free, Plus Earn Extra Cash! Would you like to attend the AMSA Conference Grenada or AMSA Conference Chicago for free and earn some extra cash? Would you like to bring your friends at a discounted price? Apply to become an AMSA Ambassador! Ambassadors will use their AMSA enthusiasm to friends and colleagues to join them at the conference. Once accepted, you’ll receive a unique promo code to start recruiting, which will allow your friends and colleagues to register at a discounted price – $29 for AMSA members and $49 for non-members. Each time this promo code is used, you’ll receive $5 as a thank you. Learn More Personal Statements: How Can Yours Be a Lens Into Who You Are? Some med students are inspired by family member physicians, others by their own experiences. No matter what brought you to med school, your personal statement needs to reflect who you really are, not what you think programs want to hear. Hear some tips in this video, and determine if you need help to take the superficial out of your statement. To hone in on the elements of your personality to highlight in your personal statement, take AMSA’s online Self-Awareness Assessment. Learn More News & Announcements AMSA National Recognizes Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes To AMSA family affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Stay safe. AMSA National is here for you. Read AMSA Board of Trustees member Ton La, Jr.’s account of Hurricane Harvery’s landfall in Houston here. Share your story, or let us know what you are doing to aid those in your community. Reach out on social media @AMSANational on Twitter, @AMSANational on Facebook, or send us an email at [email protected] AMSA Joins Amicus Brief to Call for VA Support of Surgical Treatment for Transgender Veterans with Gender Dysphoria AMSA joined seven other health professional organization global leaders in filing an amicus brief in the federal appeals court in a case against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. These groups, collectively representing the voices of millions of interprofessional health care providers from physicians, medical students, and physician assistants and students, to nurses and interdisciplinary public health professionals, all argue that the exclusion of medically necessary transition-related surgeries from the VA’s medical benefits package impinges upon medical and mental health professionals’ ability to provide medically necessary care to each veteran patient with gender dysphoria. Learn more AMSA Publications From AMSA ad lib Podcast: “Residency interview questions and prep” What’s it like to interview for a residency position in neurosurgery? How does it compare to interviewing in other specialties? In this episode, medical students share their experiences and questions, including tackling rumors about the neurosurgery interview process. Listen Now From Weekly Consult: “13 healthcare organizations named to Fortune’s ‘Best Workplaces for Women’ list” -Becker’s Hospital Review Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered to publish the top 100 best places to work for women in the U.S. and 13 health care organizations made the list. See the four factors employees took into account when ranking their workplaces. Read More This Month’s Featured Benefit AMSA DRPath App Feedback We hope you are enjoying the newly-released AMSA DRPath App! We would like your feedback on the Timeline feature: are there additional milestones on the path to med school you think should be added? Let us know here! 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