I'd like to hear from some of the medical students about whether their school encourages/allows students to attend the national AOA, AAO, and SOMA conventions. I recall an MS-III friend of mine who traveled to the AOA conference last year and I was wondering if it is unusual to be given time off for these types of functions. And if I'm not mistaken, this years AOA conference is in San Francisco. Any inside info from the TUCOM students? Thanks.