Team of Students to Win Opportunity to Impact Global Health Disparities

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AMA Insurance’s Med Plus Advantage Program Announces Student Contest

The “Med Plus Advantage Global Health Challenge” contest has been launched!

The winning team of the essay and video contest will have an opportunity to work alongside Timmy Global Health (TGH) in Ecuador, Guatemala or the Dominican Republic to provide high quality health services to underserved populations. In addition, contest winners have the opportunity to serve as volunteer TGH Health Advisors, and collaborate with Timmy Global Health to deploy funds to help alleviate health challenges faced by Timmy communities.

The “Med Plus Advantage Global Health Challenge” contest begins today. Complete details can be found at

Teams of 2-5 pre-med, medical students and residents as well as students in allied health fields are invited to enter by answering the contest question, in 500 words or less. Up to ten finalists will then be selected to create a video which will be placed on the contest’s site, and one team will be selected by a panel of judges. The winners will be announced in the spring of 2014.

The “Med Plus Advantage Global Health Challenge” contest was created by AMA Insurance’s Med Plus Advantage program and allows the winning team members to experience firsthand the work of Timmy Global Health.

“To solve today’s most complicated global health problems, the next generation of healthcare leaders must be equipped to use their talents, time, and energy to create innovative solutions. They must learn, and understand the challenges faced by low-income communities,” says Matt MacGregor, Timmy Board of Directors. “They must think, and analyze how those challenges can be met. And they must act, using their passions and their skills to transform the lives of others.”

The nationwide contest is sponsored by AMA Insurance Agency, Inc. The “Med Plus Advantage Global Health Challenge” winning team will “collaborate directly with Timmy Global Health as they serve those too often underserved,” says Brian Farmer of AMA Insurance. “They’ll learn about the problems Timmy patients face. They’ll analyze and think through strategies to solve those challenges. And alongside Timmy, they will act. ”

About AMA Insurance
Established in 1988 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Medical Association (AMA), AMA Insurance is dedicated to meeting the insurance needs of physicians, medical students, their families and employees. The Med Plus Advantage program, offered through medical school and residency programs, provides valuable insurance coverage tailored specifically for the special needs of medical professionals through their educational years and beyond.

About Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health is an Indianapolis-based non-profit that expands access to healthcare while empowering students and volunteers to address today's most pressing global health challenges. In collaboration with our international and US partners, Timmy sends medical teams and student volunteers to support health initiatives in Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and other areas. In addition, Timmy channels financial, medical, and human resources to healthcare partners and invests in public health initiatives in low-income communities in the developing world. Through our work, we seek to strengthen the capacity of our international partners while fostering a spirit of humanitarianism and a commitment to global health amongst our volunteers.

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