|Kilby Osborn, Second Year Medical Student, Indianapolis
The ISMA’s Medical Student Society (MSS) has received the AMA’s Medical Student Section School of the Year Award. Each spring, medical schools around the nation apply for the award giving the winner a $500 grant for its activities. All campuses represented in the AMA-MSS Assembly are eligible to apply.
The Indiana MSS was praised for:
- Increasing membership
- Serving the community, such as co-hosting a blood drive, participating in a beautification project in an underserved area, collecting cell phones for soldiers, organizing a free education event for children to increase their interest in life sciences and participating in health fairs
- Advocating for a statewide smoke-free ban
- Creating an active membership
“I feel incredibly honored that we were given this award,” commented Adam Huff, MSS president. “I am very proud of the contributions of our members from every campus, and I believe that we now have a very strong foundation upon which we can continue to build in years to come.