By Carol Hernandez
Approximately twenty five LMC American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) MESA students attended the 11th National UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Conferenceon October 12th and October 13th. This is the largest Pre-Med conference in the country!
Our students met at LMC early in the morning and caravan over to Davis. At the conference AMSA/MESA students received information regarding skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-professions school admission process, which can be confusing to navigate especially for first generation college students. In addition, AMSA/MESA Students had the opportunity to meet with deans of admissions from top schools across the country, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff. This year over 120 medical schools, 25 public health schools, 25 pharmacy schools, 35 dental schools, and 20 nursing schools attended the conference. It is also an opportunity to meet and network with other motivated pre-med college students from across the country.
Gary Fridland, Vice President of LMC AMSA's club, said "The experience is breath taking and inspiring every time you go! It feels wonderful and comforting to attend a conference which brings together a vital force of individuals who seek to better their communities and the world that they truly care to impact.
The AMSA Conference at Davis is a stepping stone to help young medical students find their path and compassions for what they feel is the right thing to do, which is help better the world." This is the fourth year that AMSA/MESA students have attended the conference and every year they come back ready to go back for more information and fun!