Students are the future of the profession. Although foundational medical education is essential, providing students unique opportunities to get involved in advocacy is fundamental to their future as ambassadors to the community and for their patients. With that in mind, the University of Calgary Medical Students' Association (CMSA) hosted a club fair/advocacy symposium on August 19 to promote the many ways students can get involved in their community.
External groups were invited, as well as student clubs. Dr. Paul E. Boucher, past president of the AMA, spoke at the event about why advocacy and extracurriculars are crucial for medical students. He described unique ways students can get involved, including at the AMA.