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Academic Medicine, Future Medical Students, News: AAMC Aspiring Docs

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Photo Credit/Source: http://AAMC.org – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in January 2009 sponsored the first annual video contest for Aspiring Docs.  Ten awards were made to undergraduate students who “… revealed their dreams of a career in medicine and were rewarded with financial assistance from the AAMC to help cover the costs of preparing for and applying to medical school. ”

Winners were announced Feb 24, 2009 on the “Aspiring Docs” website.  If you are interested, their videos are available to view on the AAMC Channel on YouTube.com.

Here is a link to one of them: Chanel Fischetti, a junior at University of Southern California, who learned American Sign Language in anticipation of caring for hearing-impaired patients, describing (and signing) why she wants to become a physician:

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SinQirGtYfU
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One of the ten finalists is an undergraduate from University of Connecticut, Benjamin Gruenbaum.

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Note: Today I found a link to a great teaching-learning site for American Sign Language, with many demonstration videos of words being signed, at ASL University.com.

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