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July 2015 Student Newsletter
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AMWA's 2015 Interim Meeting
September 19-20, 2015
Washington, DC
AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting
March 11-13, 2016
Miami, Florida
Samia Osman is a M.D. candidate at the Harvard Medical School. She recently championed a medical policy that garners more accommodation for women in medicine during examinations and board credentialing. She was the Founder and President of Arizona’s UNICEF, launched the Education Initiative, a program promoting international education in American classrooms, and also co-founded the Tucson Free Clinic. Samia was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan where she served as a cultural ambassador and researched the universal healthcare system. She is also a UN Health Consultant, addressing mental health needs at refugees camps.
Read more about Samia here.
This study will yield important information on the factors influencing professional development among medical students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians. Medical students in MD or DO programs, interns, resident physicians, and practicing or retired physicians in the U.S. of all medical specialties, races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible and encouraged to participate. This study is a brief, anonymous, online survey. All participants will be eligible to participate in a raffle for $50 Amazon gift cards. Please contact with any questions.
The Resident On Call is Back!!!
Ask questions about life, medicine, and residency to our Resident On Call and read her answers in our next Newsletter!
Anjali is originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is a graduate of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She is about to begin her 3rd year of Internal Medicine training and is also pursuing an MBA from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Upon completion of her training at Merit Health Wesley in Mississippi, she plans to pursue a career in hospitalist medicine as well as hospital administration.
Submit a question for Dr. Anjali Bhateja
Can Women Physicians Have it All?

Immediate past AMWA President Dr. Farzanna says YES! Watch her inspring interview on work-life balance here.

Working Mothers Who Make It All Work

Read this fabulous Wall Street Journal article about the lives of women with families and high-paying jobs here.

The Free Clinic Research Collective
There is currently a dearth of published information related to student-run free clinics.  Therefore, the FCRC, the newest journal of the MSPress, aims to establish a national platform facilitating communication about student-run free clinics in order to: strengthen the representation and impact of these dedicated projects and promote a humanistic philosophy of care among current and future healthcare professionals.  The FCRC accepts submissions on a wide range of topics related to student-run free clinics. 
The FCRC is now accepting: research articles, brief communication pieces, reflective essays, and viewpoint articles.  All submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Feel free to contact the FCRC Associate Editor, ​
Elizabeth Lee (, for any questions.
For more information, visit:

 Join the Team
Student interested in becoming MSPress writers, bloggers, editor, or peer reviewers are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
​Feel free to contact the MSPress Editor-in-Chief,
Mica Esquenazi (​, for any questions.
For more information, visit:
Are you interesting in becoming more involved with AMWA? Below are a few great opportunities to become a national student leader:

Write an AMWA Leader's

Learn about fascinating women physicians who were pioneers in their day by writing/researching biographies of past presidents for AMWA's on-line exhibition, Faces of AMWA. This work requires no more than 2 hours of your time and you will be acknowledged on the AMWA website.  Please e-mail for more information.

Gun Violence Preventative
Task Force

Join AMWA's newest Task Force and work with inspiring physicians passionate about eradicating gun violence! If interested in becoming a Student Co-Chair for this committee, please contact Dr. Eliza Lo Chin.

Sex and Gender Based Medical Education Summit

Co-hosted by AMWA and the first of its kind, this national collaboration is dedicated to engaging educational thought leaders in creating a roadmap to integrate sex- and gender-based evidence into medical and inter professional education. Find out if your school participates here. Grants are available to cover lodging and registration!
Make sure your branch is active this month!
It's Cord Blood Awareness Month, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
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