AMSA: Special Interest Organization of the Year

By Jessenya Guerra
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Inter Club Council (ICC) is recognizing the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year as the Special Interest Organization of the Year. AMSA has the honor of being the first ever California State University, Monterey Bay club to earn this award as the award was created earlier this year. The Best Inter Club Council (ICC) Organization of the Year was divided into three separate awards to highlight the individual talents of more ICC organizations.

When introducing this award Coordinator of Student Organizations, Leadership Development, and Assessment, Dan Burfeind said, “Organizations within this category focus on an area of interest with the intent of meeting, communicating, and organizing individuals around the interest. This award goes to the ICC Organization that has bettered the community and enriched the education of their members.”

Miranda Mora President of AMSA says their mission is, “to provide a networking organization for student who are premed on campus so they can meet and interact with doctors as well as get involved in the community.” Mora explained how AMSA has been very involved in the community with programs such as OtterSpa and OtterSuitcase. Both programs primarily focus on catering to the medical and hygienic needs of the local homeless population.

AMSA encourages all students with an interest in the medical world to give AMSA a try saying it’s not just for students who wish to be doctors.

The American Medical Student Association would like to give a special congratulations to their graduating seniors: Miranda Mora, Cherina Billington, Shane Brennan, Vivian Nguyen, Cheyenne Rees, Melissa Fidler, Zarian Williamson, Kenneth Urbanski, Peter Cavallaro, Dakota Jackson, Dominic DiSilva, Gwyneth Harris, Kiara Medina, Monica Esquivel-Zarate, Stephanie Gutierrez, Kaitlin Vallin, Kelsey Asuncion, and Christen Grima.

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