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Advocacy Ground Rounds: Combating Tropical Diseases – Thursday, 9/25 @ 12pm

The BU Advocacy Training Program will be hosting this year’s first Advocacy Ground Rounds this Thursday!   The details of the event are the following: Title: Innovations in Combating Tropical Diseases Speaker: Kevin Outterson, JD, LL.M. Description: Kevin Outterson, a Professor of Health and Disability Law at BU, will be speaking about new developments and innovations in combating tropical diseases. […]

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: 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 […]

Getting to Know the First Years!

Our ATP Leaders had a wonderful time meeting some of the new first year medical students interested in getting involved with ATP over dinner at Fire and Ice this past Monday. They offered great new ideas and lots of enthusiasm, and we’re hopeful we’ll see them all again at SPA 1 this year!     […]