So you just started medical school, you're sensory overloaded, strapped for cash and looking for any free thing that you can get. Your friendly AMSA rep runs up to you and says "Sign up and get a free Netter's!" and your gut reaction is GREAT! You get your Netters for free and a fancy little card showing you your benefits of joining AMSA shows up a few weeks later. Take a little look at what you're signing up for.
Here's the mission statement:The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicineI'd like to point out how the second to last concern of the group is contributing to the welfare of medical students. Funny thing is that their associated lender is part of the probe by NY AG into the predatory lending practices...Good job AMSA...good job.