Medical Student Committee

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Medical students volunteer with the Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) in March 2016 at the AMF Auburn Lanes. The volunteering opportunity was organized by the Medical Students Committee of the MCAAP in partnership with SOMA. Photos used with permission, courtesy of Gavin Ovsak.

 

Mission statement for Medical Student Committee:

The mission of the Medical Student Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to offer just and enthusiastic representation for medical student members in the Massachusetts AAP, promote collaboration between medical students and other members/committees of the Massachusetts AAP, and to utilize the resources of the Massachusetts AAP to empower medical students to improve the health of children and adolescents.

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of MCAAP Medical Student Committee members include:

  • Serving as a liaison between the MCAAP and the medical school that you represent
  • Each year, ensure that 2-3 Medical Student Committee members from each institution are identified so that a succession plan is implemented for ongoing sustainability
  • Identify ways in which the MCAAP can provide valuable benefits, resources, and learning opportunities to young members, including: mentorship, advocacy, and service opportunities
  • Provide input about potential programming that would be valuable to pediatric medical students, residents and young physicians (e.g. “Navigating the Match” and “Making the Most of Medical School for Future Pediatricians”). Assist in planning and implementing these programs.
  • Ensure that presentations about the value of MCAAP and AAP membership are integrated into the curriculum at the programs that you represent (e.g. conferences, orientations)
  • Identify ways in which the Chapter can collaborate with trainees on AAP initiatives on the national and state level
  • Attend quarterly MCAAP Medical Student Committee meetings hosted by the Chapter and Annual Receptions to welcome new young physicians to the MCAAP
  • Communicate with other MCAAP Medical Student Committee members via monthly conference calls and as-needed for project planning
  • Facilitate the recruitment of medical students interested in pediatrics at your institution to become MCAAP/AAP members
  • Help to keep the MCAAP community informed of medical student activities and topics important to medical students by periodically authoring a column in the quarterly MCAAP Forum Newsletter

For more information contact Lauren Sweetser or Jason Kerstein (co-chairs) at sweetserlauren@gmail.com and jason.kerstein@gmail.com

Past President’s Message (2014)

Welcome to the MCAAP! The MCAAP is an organization that represents over 1,800 Pediatricians and Pediatric subspecialists from across the commonwealth. As a trainee, you are the future of the MCAAP, and the MCAAP is a key part of your future career in Pediatrics. I hope you become actively involved in the MCAAP as a trainee, and continue your involvement throughout your career. The MCAAP has a lot to offer to our trainees:

Mentoring: What career path in Pediatrics are you interested in? The MCAAP can help identify a member who can be a mentor to you as you begin your career.

Camaraderie: Sometimes the world of a trainee becomes defined by a program, or even a specific month long rotation. The MCAAP allows you to connect with trainees from around the state to learn more about social, educational, and service opportunities. Our Fall meeting is a perfect opportunity to meet other trainees from across the state.

Leadership: The MCAAP wants to develop the next generation of Pediatric leaders. We will foster leadership by giving trainees a voice on our Executive Board, and on the planning committee for our Fall meeting.

Educational Opportunities The MCAAP Fall meeting is designed to meet the educational interests of our trainees. Trainees are also welcome at all the other MCAAP sponsored educational programs.

Committee Opportunities: A MCAAP Committee can be a great way to meet like minded Pediatricians and pursue your area of interest in Pediatrics. Are you interested in public policy and Pediatric Advocacy? You can join our Legislative Committee. Are you interested in working overseas? Join our International Health Committee.

The MCAAP is here to meet the needs of our trainees. We want to be sure that our trainees have successful futures in Pediatrics and in the MCAAP. Please contact Cathleen Haggerty (chaggerty@mcaap.org) for more information on how you can become more involved in the MCAAP.

Good luck in your training program, your career in caring for Pediatric patients, and in your membership in the MCAAP.

John O’Reilly, M.D., FAAP

Mission statement for Medical Student Committee:
The mission of the Medical Student Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to offer just and enthusiastic representation for medical student members in the Massachusetts AAP, promote collaboration between medical students and other members/committees of the Massachusetts AAP, and to utilize the resources of the Massachusetts AAP to empower medical students to improve the health of children and adolescents.

MCAAP Medical Student Committee
Roles and Responsibilities
June 2013

The roles and responsibilities of MCAAP Medical Student Committee members include:

  • Serving as a liaison between the MCAAP and the medical school that you represent
  • Each year, ensure that 2-3 Medical Student Committee members from each institution are identified so that a succession plan is implemented for ongoing sustainability
  • Identify ways in which the MCAAP can provide valuable benefits, resources, and learning opportunities to young members, including: mentorship, advocacy, and service opportunities
  • Provide input about potential programming that would be valuable to pediatric medical students, residents and young physicians (e.g. “Navigating the Match” and “Making the Most of Medical School for Future Pediatricians”). Assist in planning and implementing these programs.
  • Ensure that presentations about the value of MCAAP and AAP membership are integrated into the curriculum at the programs that you represent (e.g. conferences, orientations)
  • Identify ways in which the Chapter can collaborate with trainees on AAP initiatives on the national and state level
  • Attend quarterly MCAAP Medical Student Committee meetings hosted by the Chapter and Annual Receptions to welcome new young physicians to the MCAAP
  • Communicate with other MCAAP Medical Student Committee members via monthly conference calls and as-needed for project planning
  • Facilitate the recruitment of medical students interested in pediatrics at your institution to become MCAAP/AAP members
  • Help to keep the MCAAP community informed of medical student activities and topics important to medical students by periodically authoring a column in the quarterly MCAAP Forum Newsletter

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