On September 23, 2018, the Advocacy in Medicine Conference (AIM) brought together healthcare-advocates and trainees from various local institutions interested in health advocacy for full day of talks, interactive panels, breakout sessions and networking. The conference opened with keynote speakers addressing the role of physician advocacy followed by an interactive Q&A panel discussion with physicians on advocacy, activism, and their personal career trajectories.
The afternoon was dedicated to small workgroups with the opportunity to focus on skill-building or topic-focused content. For workshop highlights and additional resources, please view the Workshop One-Pagers below.
- Educate: Provide the skills to integrate advocacy into all scopes of future healthcare practice
- Connect: Bring together healthcare-advocates and trainees from various local institutions interested in health advocacy
- Act: Create a sustainable student alliance to organize future healthcare professionals to bring about change
The AIM: Advocates in Medicine Conference is delivered in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity and The New York Academy of Medicine, and is organized by a committee of medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, CUNY School of Medicine, NY Medical College, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.