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February 2019


The Southern and Central GSA/OSR Joint Regional Meeting is right around the corner. This year’s meeting will be held April 11-14, 2019 at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. There are some unique, new, and exciting events planned for the conference including a movie screening related to medical education as well as a joint GSA-OSR breakfast with table topics. When planning the meeting, meeting organizers Dr. Joanne Lynn and Dr. David McIntosh wanted to provide ample opportunity for OSRs and the GSA to talk and interact. The breakfast with table topics should create a unique opportunity for Deans and OSRs to talk and swap knowledge and ideas! Additionally, we will be in Louisville during the Thunder Over Festival – the opening festival for the Kentucky Derby – which should provide a great backdrop to experiencing Louisville!

Drs. Lynn and McIntosh are quickly closing in on finalizing the registration site for the conference, so keep an eye on your inbox for the registration link. So many exciting and engaging topics and sessions are planned including:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Transition to Residency
  • Gun Violence and the Role of Healthcare Providers
  • Building Personal Resilience
  • And many more!


Here is your Southern Region OSR leadership for the 2018-2019 academic year:
Chair: Graham Husband, University of Mississippi
Communications: Brittany Harper, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Student Affairs: Erika Chow, Tulane University
Medical Education: Michael Trainer, Mercer University
Legislative Affairs: William Gibbs, Florida Atlantic University
Community and Diversity: Rodney Kipchumba, University of Mississippi

As your Southern Region leadership, we hope to serve as your voice and a resource while providing you a platform to get involved with the AAMC! We look forward to working together and with each of you to advance medical education for each other and our current and future patients. If you ever have any questions or need help with anything, do not hesitate to reach out. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in Louisville!


Graham Husband
OSR Southern Regional Chair
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
ghusband@umc.edu

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