Elections, Centennial Meeting, Crowdfunding & More!
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February 2015 Student Newsletter
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Every AMWA member should do 3 things this month:
(1) Vote for your next AMWA National Leadership 
(2) Register for the Centennial AMWA Meeting
(3) Support the future of AMWA by donating today
Register Now
Time to register for the Centennial!
Keynote speakers include Dr. Vivek Murthy, current U.S. Surgeon General.

Volunteer for the Centennial

AMWA will be hosting a basket raffle featuring donated goods and services at the Centennial Meeting in Chicago this year! We are looking to collect some creative donations to raise money for our organization. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. To access the donation form please click here. For questions please email
Get more information about the Centennial
For the first time ever, applicant speeches and voting will be completed online. All active national medical student members are eligible to vote until March 16th. Results will be announced at the Centennial Meeting.
  • First, log into your AMWA account on the AMWA website.
  • Next, take a moment to view the list of applicants and their speeches.
  • After reading about our outstanding applicants, please cast your vote through our online ballot.
  • All of this has been sent to your AMWA associated email address
NOTE: you must log into your AMWA account to view the ballot and submit your one-time-only vote. Only national medical student members are eligible to vote.

If you are having technical difficulties, contact or
If every student member makes a $10 donation -- the equivalent of two Starbucks beverages -- this campaign would be over!

Consider giving back to AMWA so we can continue to provide networking, advocacy and mentorship opportunities to you and future Student Division members.

The branch that brings in the highest total
amount of donations will receive $100:
Submit your branch donations here

To make this campaign a success, we need you to share the CrowdFunding link via email and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) with your friends, family and colleagues.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Donate to AMWA's Crowdfunding Campaign
2015 NY/NJ AMWA Regional Conference:

Building Bridges and Advancing Future Leaders in Medicine
On Saturday, January 10th, medical students from AMWA’s region 2 met at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City to attend the 2015 NY/NJ AMWA Regional Conference. The regional event was designed to foster greater collaboration within the region and offer students opportunities to develop mentorship connections and valuable professional skills.

More than 110 students attended the conference, representing 12 different MD and DO medical schools from across New York and New Jersey. Past AMWA president Dr. Gayatri Devi gave the keynote address and Dr. Holly Atkinson offered her expertise in human rights advocacy. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn strategies for effective negotiation from Kay McCall, current president and CEO of Noble Environmental Power.

Analise Peleggi, Region 2 Director, reflects “I am incredibly proud of the many physicians who volunteered their time and the students who participated so enthusiastically. These women helped set the stage for an even more collaborative, energized, and impactful region.”
Get Involved with Studies Regarding Women in Medicine
The Research Group on Disparities in Health within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York, NY is studying how medical students rate themselves for their personal level of knowledge and more.

Help out by filling out the below confidential survey, which will take about 30-40 minutes. You will be eligible for Amazon gift cards of $300, $200 or $100. 
The MSPress Free Clinic Research Collective is now live!
The Free Clinic Research Collective (FCRC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original work on all aspects of student-run free clinics. The mission of the FCRC is to establish a national platform facilitating communication about student-run free clinics in order to: 1) strengthen the representation and efficacy of these devoted projects, and 2) promote a humanistic philosophy of care among future and current healthcare professionals.
The FCRC is actively seeking submissions to the FCRC. All medical students involved with student-run free clinics are welcome to submit their work to the FCRC. Visit for more information.
Diversity and Inclusion Activities Database
From the D&I Section survey this past summer, participants have stated that they would like to be connected to D&I and health disparities-related organizations and individuals.  In order to help members with this, our section wanted to create a database that contained free and community health clinics, health fair, and other community organizations from each state.
The D&I sections seek the help of AMWA members to gather information of their activities within their area/state.  Deadline for submissions is Saturday April 4th
Please click here for more information. Please email submissions and any questions to
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