Medical student from The U elected AMA delegate
"The AMA was one of the only places that I could become involved as a student and continue in the organization through medical school, my residency and into my years as a practicing physician," Harrer said. "It will give me the chance to be part of major policy decisions in medicine."
Harrer said he was inspired to become involved by former medical student, Joe Seurer, who served as a delegate two years ago. Two delegates and two alternates are elected in each of the seven AMA regions of the country. Harrer will help represent medical students in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
In addition to voting rights in the student section, Harrer also has the right to vote in the AMA House of Delegates. Through the voting process, student proposals can become AMA policy. "I hope I can assist with positive changes in the health care field," he said. "Our top priority must always be to do what's best for the patient."
Harrer said working with medical students from around the country has given him valuable perspective on health care. In addition, he said that some of the physicians he's met are great mentors and have helped shape his career in medicine.
You May Also Like
AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the Academic All-America first team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Duffy earns Academic All-America honors for the third consecutive season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — All five South Dakota starters scored in double-figures and the Coyotes completed perhaps the greatest regular season in Summit League history with a 63-58 win against rival and second-seeded South Dakota State in the tournament championship game Tuesday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
VERMILLION, S.D. – Two University of South Dakota faculty members are partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls agency Call to Freedom to better understand what sex trafficking survivors think about the services they receive — and to learn what services they find most helpful.