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SNMA | 2010 | Annual Medical Education Conference

SNMA-2010-Chicago1-300x225Cedric Dark, MD, MPH participated in a panel discussion during the Student National Medical Association’s Annual Medical Education Conference held March 31- April 4, 2010 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in downtown Chicago, IL.

The theme of the 2010 conference was Healthy Impact 2010: Educate. Advocate. Empower.  In alignment with the 2009-2010 executive agendas of President Franklin-Ford and Chair Carmen Robinson and a special focus on Healthy People 2010, this year’s events focused on education of innovations in medicine, advocacy of medical needs for underserved communities, and student empowerment to becoming successful physicians who impact their surrounding communities.  In doing so, the national convention encompassed five major components of membership development:  academic excellence, advocacy in our communities, career development, leadership development, and research.

Panelists included:

Linda Rae Murray MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Cook County Department of Public Health: an affiliate of the Cook County Health and Hospital System


Dr. Damon T. Arnold MD, MPH

Director of Illinois Department of Public Health


Mark Liebow MD, MPH

Mayo Clinic

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Cedric K. Dark, MD, MPH

George Washington University, Emergency Medicine resident

Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions, LLC


Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
About Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM is Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions®. A summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a B.S. in biology, Dr. Dark earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University while serving as Chief Resident in the 2009-2010 academic year. Currently, Dr. Dark is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Emergency Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. He serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians‘ State Legislative and Regulatory Committee, the Texas College of Emergency Physicians‘ Communications Committee, and produces a health policy podcast for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dark’s commentary and opinions on this website are his own and do not represent the views of Baylor College of Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, or the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | More Posts

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