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Boston University medical students were recently awarded a Section Involvement Grant (SIG) from the American Medical Association (AMA) in support of “Miles for Healthier Lifestyles 2013,” which will take place on Saturday, April 27.
The $250 award is designed to put AMA policies into action by providing students with an opportunity to get more involved in public service in their medical school campuses and communities.
Initially organized in 2009 by New England-area medical students including those from BUSM, the fifth-annual “Miles for Healthier Lifestyles has featured an month-long intramural and intercollegiate competition among participating medical schools, and will culminate in a health fair at the Wang YMCA in Chinatown on April 27, where students will assist with health screenings and dietary counseling.
“The whole idea is to encourage people to be more [physically] active,” said Erol Eri Verter, BUSM ‘16, who authored the grant.
BUSM’s AMA-Medical Student Section chapter is still looking for student and physician volunteers for its April 27 health fair. Please contact Mr. Verter with volunteer availability.
Submitted by Steve Lee, MD.