SHC establishes American Medical Student Association

Mon, 04/20/2009 (All day)

April 20, 2009

MOBILE – Students at Spring Hill College have formed a chapter of the American Medical Student Association. Pre-health students Casey Butler, John Koch and Patrick Van Hoose were instrumental in the establishment of the SHC chapter, which now boasts about 20 members, with a strong representation by the freshman and sophomore classes. The chapter will meet biweekly, have invited speakers, and engage in community service projects.

The American Medical Student Association is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. According to the association’s Web site, AMSA is a vital force of future physicians who believe that patients and health professionals are partners in the management of health care and that access to high-quality health care is a right and not a privilege. At AMSA, activism is a way of life. Student idealism is transformed into meaningful public service, innovation and institutional change.

For more information about the SHC chapter, contact Dr. David Dean at (251) 380-3082 or For more information on the American Medical Student Association, visit