EUSAA Goes to Washington DC
On a historic day in the ongoing struggle for comprehensive healthcare in the US, EUSAA President Jamar Williams, and Vice-President Keasha Guerrier, visited the nation's capital. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the judgement still rippling across the country like the waves of the National Mall's Reflecting Pool, the two delegates of EUSAA's Board of Directors stopped at the newly erected, megalithic Martin Luther King Memorial, reflecting on the words of the great American civil rights leader,"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane."
Rules for the Road
Externship, sub-internship, or observership, your experience should clearly lead you to your specialty destination. If you are interested in Surgery for example, then you should seek a clinical experience in Surgery! It is of little utility to do a rotation in a specialty that you have no interest in, or is unrelated to your desired career track. Rule of thumb: IM for IM, FM for FM, Peds for Peds, Surgery for Surgery, Surgery and IM for Ob/Gyn and EM for EM. (The same is true concerning LORs)...A clinical experience in your desired specialty should be carefully planned...Typically, observerships are better suited for preclinical students (i.e., premed, first, and second year), and students or graduates preparing for USMLE STEP 1, because the hours are generally more adaptable to your schedule, and you may have more freedom to shape your learning experience.
Profiles: Dr. Cedric Edwards
ELAM's First US Alumnus
Two weeks before the 8th graduating class of ELAM gets ready to receive their medical diplomas, EUSAA Pulse had the opportunity to interview ELAM's first US graduate, Dr. Cedric Edwards '05