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September, 2017 Student Newsflash
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September 2017 Student Newsletter
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Grants and Awards, Regional Conference Schedule, Fall Recruitment Updates, AMWA's 103rd Annual Conference and more!
Apply NOW for the following grants and awards:

Medical Education Scholarships: Supporting your medical education is important to us, which is why AMWA awards FOUR $500 scholarships each year to AMWA student members currently enrolled in medical school. Click here to learn more.

Medical Student Kaplan Scholarships: AMWA has partnered with Kaplan to provide scholarships for Kaplan Medical Test Prep. We will be awarding FOUR (value up to $2,500) scholarships each year that can be used towards Kaplan Test Prep. Click here to learn more.

Membership Fee Waivers: We, at national AMWA, know that the cost of joining medical school organizations can add up, so we'd like to help. AMWA awards SIX scholarships to waive the cost of national membership in AMWA for ALL of your years in medical school. Click here to learn more.


 
Applications will be accepted between August 1st and September 30th. For questions and additional information, please email Sara Ardila at awards@amwa-student.org

2017-2018 Regional Conference Schedule
  • Region 1: September 23rd at Boston University
  • Region 2: October 1st at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Region 3: October 14th at Johns Hopkins University
  • Region 4: November 4th at Florida International University
  • Region 5: February 10th at University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Region 6: October 21st at University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Region 7: October 7th at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences
  • Region 8: September 16th at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • Region 9: October 21st at Western University
For more information about any of the conferences, please email the region director directly at "region" + the number region, @amwa-student.org
Fall Recruitment Updates
 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT: National Student Membership is now $50 (compared to $75) from August 1st through October 31st! Please click here to register. This one-time membership covers you for all of your 4+ years of medical training!

If you recruit a new member before September 15th, please fill out this supplemental form to have an AMWA badge holder available for you and the new member to pick up at your fall regional conference.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Scholarships, leadership opportunities, mentoring, discounts on test prep, textbooks, medical apparel and more, travel grants, global health fellowships, the Student Hosting Program for residency interviews, the opportunity to form lifelong friendships and professional relationships, and MUCH more!

PHYSICIAN MEMBER RECRUITMENT: If your chapter recruits new physician members before September 30th, please send a list of all new physician members to the student recruitment director Sanju Eswaran at recruitment@amwa-student.org and your chapter will receive $25 per new physician member.


Interested in making AMWA's next
Annual Conference
a great success?
 

The Student Programming Committee is looking for dedicated AMWA members! Possible volunteer roles include organizing conference volunteers, planning student mixers, coordinating room sharing and planning mentoring sessions for pre-medical students.

Our next student conference planning call will take place on Wednesday, September 20th.

Consider joining the Conference Planning Committee,
email Keri Jones and Victoria Silverman at conference@amwa-student.org and sign up here.


Interested in attending AMWA 103? Submit a travel grant to help with conference costs!

Apply for a travel grant here.

Register now for the 2017 Interim Meeting!
 

September 15-17, 2017
Kansas City


Click here for more information and to register!

New AMWA Chapters

Trinity School of Medicine
College of Osteopathic Medicine: William Carey University
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Interested in establishing an AMWA chapter at your medical school?
Contact Sanju at recruitment@amwa-student.org

The Advocacy Committee is putting together a photo campaign for gender equity month in September.
 
We are reaching out to AMWA members to ask you to share stories about struggles and victories in equal opportunity and treatment for women in medicine. An example of this would be to get a quote from a female physician who is a leader in medicine.
 
If you or someone you know has a story to share, submit a photo with a caption about that person’s story (like Humans of New York). Please send photos, captions, and questions to advocacy@amwa-student.org.
 
Sharing stories describing gender equity today is an important way we can support fellow women in medicine and inspire future generations to keep fighting for our rights. We need your help to do this!
Sara Ardila
Awards Chair
 
Sara is a third year medical student at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Her involvement with AMWA began shortly after starting medical school. She enjoyed the tight-knit relationship with her female classmates and the mentorship from female physicians! For the past year, she served as the Region 4 Director and organized the Region 4 Conference. Now, she is the Awards Chair and oversees the process of 8 scholarships! Within this role, she has the pleasure of meeting very talented, inspiring, and successful students. Outside of school activities Sara enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, sports, and of course Game of Thrones!

Meet one of AMWA's Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellows

Srutika Sabu
 
Srutika Sabu is a first year Anne Carter Fellow and a rising fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown NY. She hopes to practice primary care in underserved communities while collaborating on research and public health initiatives to improve access and equity in health care. Srutika has published her artwork in various literary journals and magazines and it has been used for activism and public health education as it uses themes of mental health, reproductive health care, and holistic health. 
 
She hopes to develop a global health project to merge art and public health. Srutika also hopes to use her experiences as an AMWA fellow to go into an interdisciplinary public health and medical career to research, create and implement sustainable and fair solutions for global health issues.

 
Attention fourth year medical student members!

Are you looking for short term housing or need to sublet your place while on away rotations? We are creating a space to help members find housing. If you are looking for someone to sublet your space or need short term housing, please click here and list your place or housing needs. Follow the directions on the sheet.

Please keep the link among AMWA members only and don't post any personal information you would not like to be public. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail programming@amwa-student.org.
iGIANT Program and AMWA

The AMWA Student Division is working with the iGIANT program - impact Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies.  We are looking for students to help set up roundtables in the following cities:  Las Vegas, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, and New York City.  In this role, you will help identify strategic leaders to invite to the roundtables, to send out the invitation, to monitor and follow up on the RSVP's and to prepare the agenda and attendee lists.  Advantages include working with leaders in many different fields and expansion of your own network. We hope to have dates for these roundtables in the Fall or early Spring.
 
Please take a moment to review the past roundtables that AMWA has helped coordinate here.
 
If you are interested in getting involved, please email Allison Ikeda, president@amwa-student.org
AMWA and Raw Science TV are producing a short film on:

Women Physicians in World War I

Spread the word about sponsorship opportunities!
Donations of $500+ will be recognized in the film credits.
Find your local AMWA branch and get involved this month!

National Health Observances during the month of August include:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month
Healthy Aging Month
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National ITP Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month
National Recovery Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
Whole Grains Month
World Alzheimer's Month
September 10-16: National Suicide Prevention Week
September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
September 13: National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
September 18-24: National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 18-22: Malnutrition Awareness Week
September 18: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
September 19: Get Ready Day
September 20: National School Backpack Awareness Day
September 21: RAINN Day
September 22: Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 24: Family Health & Fitness Day USA
September 25: Sport Purple for Platelets Day
September 27: National Women's Health & Fitness Day
September 28: World Rabies Day
September 29: World Heart Day
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