On Saturday, students attended various pre-registered sessions, including yoga, massage therapy, clinical skills and a Tunnel Mountain hike. AMA President Dr. Neil Cooper gave an inspiring speech to the medical students at lunch. The gala dinner included a keynote speech from Dr. Michelle Morros, Assistant Program Director for Resident Support in the Department of Family Medicine at the U of A. All students who attended their pre-registered sessions received a prize draw entry, and prize winners were announced after the gala dinner.
Sunday was a free day, which gave students the opportunity to explore Banff. Options included skiing, visiting the hot springs and shopping. Students returned to their respective schools in the afternoon on shuttle buses.
Overall, the weekend fostered student wellness and collegiality. Feedback on AMSCAR was very positive based on the post-conference survey. Students appreciated having the weekend to relax and enjoy activities with their future colleagues at the Banff Centre venue. AMSCAR would not be possible without the generous support of organizations like the AMA, and we look forward to the 15th AMSCAR next year!
Banner photo credit: Nichole Winczura