Posts by: buatp

Roundtable on Issues Facing LGBTQ Prisoners Ft. Jason Lydon, Friday April 18th @ 12:15-1:30pm

Want to learn more about what’s going on with prisoners’ health right here in Boston? Want to know how you can help? Come join Physicians for Human Rights, buATP and BUMC Pride as we welcome Jason Lydon, the founder of Black and Pink. Jason will give an introduction to current LGBTQ prisoner issues, prisoner organizing […]

Social Determinants of Health Grand Rounds –Friday, March 21

Please join us and the Department of General Internal Medicine: “Advocacy from the Front Lines of Medicine” Presented by: Jessie Gaeta, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM Department of General Internal Medicine, BMC Medical director of Barbara McInnis House Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00 PM BU School of Medicine Building, Keefer Auditorium Hope to see […]

Recap: February Grand Rounds: “Can Housing Act as a Vaccine?”

Our first buATP Advocacy Grand Rounds of the year took place on February 5th @ 11:30-12:30pm (in spite of the snow storm!) The discussion, titled “Can Housing Act as a Vaccine?”, was lead by Dr. Sandel, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the BU Schools of Medicine and Public Health. After sharing how she became […]

SNAP Challenge -buATP in the News!

Our very own second year ATP leader, Fabian Chang was recently involved in organizing a “SNAP Challenge,” during which students were challenged to restrict their food budgets to just $30 per week, the amount that individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, are allotted. This challenge, along with comments from […]

Recap: December Advocacy Panel: From medical student to physician advocate

Our end-of-the-year advocacy panel was a success! On Monday, December 2nd, Dr. Curry moderated an advocacy panel of fellow physician advocates Dr. Gaeta, Dr. Rattan, and Dr. Walley. All three shared their thoughts about what advocacy means to them, about what doing advocacy means in their daily practice and life, and about how they got […]

Upcoming Events Around Boston

·         New! December 12: Webinar: Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations: An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum. 12-1pm. Education for medical and nursing students on strategies to improve quality, address disparities, and achieve equity will be essential in a time of rapid healthcare system change. The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions […]

What are your plans for this summer? Are you looking for a unique global health experience?

If so, the 3-week course “Beyond the Biological Basis for Disease” offered by Physicians for Haiti and taking place in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, may be the perfect fit for you! Below are the course objectives, eligibility criteria, and application process. These and all that you need to know about the course can be found by clicking this link to the […]

Recap: October/November Grand Rounds: What doctors should know about the SNAP/Food Stamp Program

Our October/November Grand Rounds focused on the SNAP/Food Stamp program. Victoria Negus, an AmeriCorps serving at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, gave a talk about the basics of SNAP/Food Stamp eligibility, the application process, common myths surrounding the program, and the role of health care professionals in fighting hunger in Massachusetts. Her take-home message for […]

Governor Michael Dukakis Speaks at SPA2!

This past Wednesday, November 6, our SPA 2 class completed their final lecture with a visit from Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and an expert on health care reform.  Governor Dukakis shared a number of his experiences, taught about the history of health care reform, and allowed students the opportunity to ask numerous […]

Recap: September Grand Rounds: Interview Screening Questions

We hold our monthly Grand Rounds in Medical Advocacy on the 27th of September and despite the many (many!) events that were going on at the same time, we were happy to have a great turnout! The students who came were mostly 1st years, and we also had two 2nd year students. Unlike the other Grand Rounds that consist […]