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Save the Date: AMWA'S Centennial Conference
Join us on April 23-26, 2015 in Chicago, IL! Keynote speakers of the national convention include Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News, and Laurel Bellows, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association.
AMWA physician leadership is now in its voting session! Student members are eligible to vote. Learn about the candidates and cast your vote via your personalized voting link sent through our office!
For any questions, contact Fatima Fahs.
Connect with our Resident On Call!
Elizabeth Berdan is a PGY-8 in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota and will carry on as a pediatric surgery fellow. Her professional interests include academic surgery and supporting women in surgery.
The University of Florida SOMâ€™s AMWA branch held a lunch discussion regarding human trafficking. Dr. Nancy Hardt, pathologist, professor, activist, and all-around champion of social justice, and Rachel Naramore, a second-year medical student who has conducted research on the link between adverse childhood experiences and human trafficking in the state of Florida, delivered an eye-opening joint presentation on this important issue.
USC School of Medicine in Columbiaâ€™s AMWA branch hosted Girls Exploring Medicine & Science (GEMS). They partnered with local Girl Scout troops to teach through activities such as science experiments, heartbeat analysis, and ultrasound utilization.
The University of South Florida COMâ€™s AMWA branch hosted pediatrician Dr. Vinita Kiluk. MD, who gave a talk called, "Playing the Game: How to Get Attendings to Remember You," as part of their theme this year, "Promoting Women in White Coats." Dr. Kiluk discussed finding a mentor and the "unspoken" rules of rotations. Next month, they are looking forward to their annual Teaching Empowering Advancing event with a resident panel, social hour, and keynote address by Dr. Kira Zwygart, associate dean of student affairs and former chair of the USF department of family medicine.
Wake Forest SOMâ€™s AMWA branch held its 3rd annual Pink Party to raise funds and support for breast cancer research. Held at the Old Winston Social Club in Winston-Salem, the event topped its attendance and raised over $800. All proceeds were donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Florida International University COMâ€™s AMWA branch aided in planning the successful 2014 AMWA Interim Meeting. Dean of Women in Medicine at FIU, Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros was presented the â€œOutstanding Leadership Awardâ€. Dr. Ros has served as the first State Surgeon General and the first woman and Cuban American to serve as head of the Floridaâ€™s Department of Health from 2007-2011.
Florida Atlantic University COMâ€™s AMWA chapter has been successful in making progress with the national AMWA initiative of Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH). The executive board members were in attendance at the Student Leadership Building Bridges Luncheon devoted to combat recruitment into sex trafficking that is taking place on FAUâ€™s campus and in the community at large. This luncheon was part of â€œSurviving Slavery: Sex Trafficking in South Florida,â€ a research initiative of the FAU Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Make sure your branch is active this month!
It is National Domestic Violence Awareness Moth & National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
To help you learn how to recognize and support victims of domestic violence, we have prepared an e-toolkit for you to use and to disseminate around your local community. Please click here to access the DVAM e-toolkit