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This is a monthly series in research and advocacy news summaries created by the PATH residents and medical students. Newsletters will feature brief breakdowns on recent scholarly publications and policy changes as well as highlighting PATH member efforts and upcoming events.
30th International Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association
The 30th International Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association, Generation Y: Challenges of the Future for Female Medical Doctors, was held July 28-31, 2016 at the University of Vienna in Austria. Over 600 attendees gathered from all over the world representing 40 different countries.
AMWA student members Hilary Samuelson, Rachel Cohen, Yuliana Noah, Sarah Marx, and Rachel Zolno (pictured above) attended the conference and their poster was selected for an oral presentation and as a top 10 finalist.
Their research, titled “A Pilot Study Comparing Educational Modalities on Sex Trafficking Education in Medical School,” began shortly after hearing about sex trafficking for the first time at the 2015 national AMWA conference in Chicago.
Realizing that sex trafficking was not addressed in their medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, they worked with PATH physicians Dr. Holly Atkinson and Dr. Kanani Titchen to implement 3 different educational sessions during the fall of 2015. The sessions covered general information on sex trafficking, as well as how to identify a victim in a health care setting. Surveys measuring each session’s effectiveness in changing student attitudes and knowledge of sex trafficking were administered to student participants.
-Submitted by Hilary Samuelson
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