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Student leaders with PSR and SPSR founders, Vic Sidel, M.D. and Sid Alexander, M.D. (Click for larger version)
This weekend over a dozen student leaders convened in Washington DC to strategize how student physicians and future health professionals can be the medical voice in ensuring environmental justice, prevention of social disparities and build a peaceful and secure world.
The students were joined by dozens of medical experts on climate change, safe energy, and nuclear weapons. "As a medical student I loved interacting and connecting with the physicians on the PSR board of directors. I learned a lot," said medical student Craig Levoy from the University of South Florida. Representatives from 8 states participated in the summit along with 20 physicians representing PSR chapters from around the country.
The Student Physician for Social Responsibility program will launch thematic policy groups and host a series of colloquia around the country leading into 2011. To become involved in our medical student advocacy work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.