I chose to become a part of the CMA’s Medical Student Community for the network, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities. The community events, such as the specialty fair that will be held in July, are geared towards medical-students and are great chances to meet fellow Columbus-area students and physicians.
There are excellent resources to take advantage of including free professional headshots, advocacy training videos, and an online forum to discuss anything medical student related.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to find and talk with others who share similar experiences and passions; I think this community can ease that burden. Finally, and maybe most importantly for students living on a budget, membership is totally free. There are so many benefits to join, I hope to meet you in the community!