October, 2016 Student Newsflash
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October 2016 Student Newsletter
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Discounts for Shelf Prep Resources, Election Voter Registration Info., Branch Spotlight, Regional Conference Dates,
and Upcoming October Events



It's incredibly important to exercise your right to vote!
We've included a few important links to help get you registered!
Chapter Spotlight: 
Oklahoma State University Branch

The AMAZING ladies of the Oklahoma State University Branch held an event where members helped to make the components of kits for girls in developing countries.  These kits, filled with female hygiene products, are then sent to girls in developing nations to help them manage their periods, avoid absences due to their menstrual cycles, and stay in school.  In collaboration with international organization Days For Girls, they had 30 people cut 142 PUL shields, 46 fabric shields, trimmed 60 PUL corners, made 153 shield pockets, and helped a countless number of girls!!! 

Great Job Oklahoma State University Branch! 

For more information on how your branch can get involved with this awesome cause, check out the Days For Girls, International site HERE!!!
March 30-April 2, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

Travel Grant Applications for AMWA's 102nd Annual Meeting are Now Open!
Apply Here!
Abstracts for AMWA's 102nd Annual Meeting are Now Being Accepted!
Apply Here!

What student-specific sessions do you want to see at the AMWA 102nd Annual Meeting? Fill out this short survey to let us know and we will make it happen!

To complete the survey, click HERE!
AMWA National Recruitment Initiative Deadline Extended!!!

AMWA’s National Student Division will be offering local branches $10 back for every NEW national student member recruited during the initiative period. This deadline has now been extended to October 15th!

Additionally, local branches also have the opportunity to receive $100 back for every 5 physician members they recruit.

To receive these benefits, your branch leadership MUST have the following form submitted by 5pm October 31st.

Branch Membership Initiative Form

For questions regarding completion of the membership form or more details about this initiative, contact
Discounts on First-Aid, Case Files, Pre-Test, and More!
Get all the essentials to help you prepare for boards, clerkships, and more!  
All at a discount for AMWA members!!!
AMWA's partners are offering student members a number of deals on many of the study resources deemed medical student essentials including:
  • 30% off, plus free shipping on McGraw-Hill: Makers of the First-Aid for the USMLE series, Case Files Series, Pre-Test Series, and more
  • Cram Fighter: create a personalized study schedule for the USMLE, COMLEX, medical courses, or shelf exams
 For more info on how to receive member-exclusive discounts on these products, click HERE!



Check out
"Medical Collage"

by artist-Medical Student
Katie Hunter

For more info about Katie's creation, click HERE.

If you have any artwork you would like to share, please do so HERE:
Share your art and creativity with Studio AMWA!

If you are interested in joining StudioAMWA, please email the Student Chair, Shilpa Darivemula at
Want to know how to get involved with PATH?
Interested in joining PATH, AMWA's anti-human trafficking movement? Want to work with students and physicians around the country to raise awareness, organize national interdisciplinary educational sessions on trafficking, and make a difference for future patients who are survivors? Learn more about PATH and how you can get involved, subscribe to the PATH newsletter, and tell us how your chapter is addressing trafficking. Sign your school up to participate in the PATH Clothing Drive in January 2017!
Learn more about PATH by watching our video. Keep up-to-date on trafficking info by subscribing to PATH monthly newsletters here!


We are now accepting applications for Region 5 Director, presiding over Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Caribbean.

If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved with AMWA on a national level, would like to meet other medical students from your area, and want to develop those oh so coveted leadership skills?

Then apply for Region 5 Director!

For more questions regarding this position please contact Samia Osman at


Conference Dates:
  • Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT): October 29th
  • Region 2 (NJ, NY): November 6th
  • Region 3 (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV): October 29th
  • Region 4 (FL, GA, NC, SC): October 8th
  • Region 6 (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH): October 15th
  • Region 7 (AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, WI): November 12th

Hilary Samuelson
Hilary is an M.D. candidate at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Healthcare Management from Emory University in 2011 and completed her pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate at Hunter College in New York City.

Hilary’s research work during her post-bacc program inspired her to volunteer at Einstein’s student run clinic as a Women’s Health Patient Advocate, providing free women’s health care for the uninsured residents of the Bronx.

Hilary has also served as President of Einstein’s AMWA Chapter and Treasurer of the Ob/Gyn Interest Group. Her work with AMWA as the PATH Education Co-Chair of the Student Division, has led to a pilot research project to assess the most effective way to incorporate sex trafficking education in to medical school curricula.

She and the Region 2 team have worked to organize an AMAZING event and she is looking forward to seeing students there, at the upcoming Region 2 Conference to be held at Albert Einstein College of Medicine on Sunday, November 6th.

Learn more about Hilary HERE! 

You can contact Hilary at
   Get active this month!!!  Get involved this month!!!

National Health Observances during the month of October include:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Health Literacy Month, and
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
with Red Ribbon Week from October 23rd -31st,
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15th, and 
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13th.
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