Fifty medical students from around the Western U.S. joined students from CU and RVU at the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Region 1 Meeting Jan. 4-5, 2019, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The conference, which focused on physician advocacy, featured CMS leaders including CEO Alfred Gilchrist and past presidents Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, and Jan Kief, MD, in addition to Colorado MSS Region leaders Halea Meese (region chair, meeting chair), Adam Panzer (policy chair), and Krista Allen (advocacy chair).

Students learned how to make a pitch to legislators, write testimony and engaged in a “Stop the Bleed” community service project. In addition to learning about advocacy during the day, the students networked at nightly social events and took a trip on Sunday to the Rocky Mountains.

“The meeting was enjoyable and informative by all accounts and could not have happened without the valuable contributions of the Colorado students who served on the Meeting Planning Committee,” Meese said.

The planning committee members were:

•    Tosin Adebiyi
•    Kiyomi Daoud
•    Mary Wang
•    Danielle Davis
•    Jacob Leary
•    Sofiya Diurba
•    Danielle Davis
•    Maggie Teets
•    Mary Wang
•    Lakshmi Karamsetty
•    Kelsey Boghean
•    Alysa Edwards

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