Check out the August 2012 edition of AMWA Student NewsFlash!
Student NewsFlash
August 2012

  • Take advantage of your benefits as an AMWA member! Learn more here
  • Don't forget about FREE housing through our Bed & Breakfast program when you travel for residency interviews or conferences!
  • Calling all branch presidents: we hope that you'll forward these AMWA Student NewsFlashes to your local branch members. Thanks for your help with spreading the AMWA love far and wide!


Cherilyn Cecchini, National Secretary

I can hardly believe that summer is coming to a close! It seems as though I just started first year and was just presented with my white coat.  Meeting the incoming first years has been exciting and I am hoping to ease their fears as they begin their medical education!  I am also looking forward to reuniting with my colleagues and to beginning my journey as a second year student! AMWA has already provided me with great mentoring tips and networking opportunities and I am excited to continue my role as Secretary! Please do not hesitate to contact AMWA with any concerns or questions that you may have. Remember, I am always available via email and I love to read highlights about accomplishments and events at each branch!




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Why Should You Join AMWA Now?

All AMWA Student Members enjoy special benefits designed to meet their unique needs as medical students. Student Members also have access to all of the benefits afforded to Physician Members as well!  

All new members who join in the fall will receive a free foldable clipboard from MDpocket!

Region 4 Fundraising: Ladies' Night

Isn't Just for the Ladies
By: Alejandra Alvarez, Region 4 Student Director

Looking for fundraising ideas? Region 4 is here to help! This month, the AMWA branch at the University of Miami in Miami, FL hosted a great fundraising event to welcome its incoming class and give their student  body an opportunity to mingle. They invited gentlemen to join in on "Ladies Night" at a popular local restaurant and bar. Guys had the perks of ladies night as well as VIP entrance to the facility. UM AMWA students were identified with a wristband that was pre-sold to raise money for the local organization. Over 100 students attended - it was a great mid-week break and a good start to fundraising to support AMWA endeavors such as sending new members to the National Conference in March. As they put so nicely: "As we work to equal the playing field for women in medicine, we're also working to even the playing field for guys...this week, ladies' night wasn't just for ladies!"
Have any questions or want to find out how to implement a similar activity in your school? Feel free to contact Marissa Orenstein here.

Apply for AMWA Scholarships!

We at national AMWA hope to encourage the young medical professionals of tomorrow through our many scholarship opportunities.  We are proud to use our resources to reward students for outstanding service and merit.  The current application cycle is now open and extends from August 1 to September 30, 2012. Please email us with any questions.

Membership Fee Waiver
Supporting your membership in national AMWA is important to us, which is why we award six scholarships to waive the cost of national AMWA membership. Please pass this information along to your local branch members!

Kaplan Scholarship
National AMWA has partnered with Kaplan to provide scholarships for Kaplan Medical Test Prep.  We are excited to announce that AMWA will be awarding two scholarships—each valued at $1000—that can be used towards Kaplan Test Prep.

Medical Education Scholarship
Supporting your medical education is important to us, which is why AMWA awards four $1000 scholarships each year to AMWA members who are currently enrolled in medical school.
Click here to apply and learn more!

AMSA Empowering Future Physicians Conference

Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Chicago
By: Dr. Elizabeth Wiley, AMSA National President

This October, register now and join your fellow future physicians at the Empowering Future Physician Conferences where you will make connections, be inspired and learn from the very best practitioners in the country.

International Health, Primary Care, Health Care Reform - each city offers issues-themed curricula, diverse program sessions, stellar plenary speakers, an exciting exhibit hall and some fantastic social events – all hallmarks of an excellent AMSA Conference.  

Fort Lauderdale and San Antonio are each holding a pre-conference symposia exclusively for PreMedical Students.  And, San Antonio has an additional pre-conference symposia focused on Medical Education.  All the details about the Conferences can be found here.  So tough to choose!

At only $79.00 to attend, you are sure to experience great learning, inspired leadership and as always, AMSA fun!  You will leave Empowered. Catch the Early Bird rates and register today.

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