UB Chapter of the AMA-MSS Wins National Chapter of the Year

Published July 15, 2011

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“This is the first time that the UB chapter has ever won at the national level. We held more than 40 events for our members over the year, which required much work and cooperation from everyone. ”
Joanna Lim
UB AMA-MSS Chapter 2010-’11 co-president

The University at Buffalo chapter of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) has been named National Chapter of the Year.

The award includes a $500 grant for chapter activities. It was announced in June at the AMA’s annual meeting.

Chapter Praised for Innovation and Service

The selection committee commended UB’s chapter for its innovation, dedication to service and contributions to new policy.

Chapter co-presidents for 2010-’11 were Joanna Lim and Gaurav Rao. Nancy Nielsen, MD ’76, PhD, a past president of the AMA, served as faculty advisor.

“This is the first time that the UB chapter has ever won at the national level,” says Lim. “We held more than 40 events for our members over the year, which required much work and cooperation from everyone. On behalf of the e-board, I want to thank everyone who helped us win this recognition for our school.”

In March, the UB chapter received two statewide awards: Chapter of the Year Award and Recruitment Award.

The AMA-MSS is the country's largest and most influential organization of medical students, according to its website.

Members are dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership and promoting health activism.