Interested in expanding the AMWA reach to Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Students around the country? AMWA is currently looking for a student to serve as our "Undergraduate Branch Director" and to lead the effort in creating AMWA branches at Undergraduate Institutions around the country. We all were there once and can imagine how much AMWA could have contributed to our Undergraduate experience - help make this a reality for others! Want to find out how to get involved? Contact AMWA Student President, Marissa Orenstein, for more information.
Passionate About Social Media?
Calling all blogging enthusiasts! The AMWA Social Media Committee is looking for a Blog Coordinator and several Blog Contributors to manage the AMWA Blog. These positions are flexible and can be tailored to fit within your busy schedule. For more information, please contact Amanda Xi or Cecily Koppuzha.
National Chair Update
By Lauren Nicholls, Program Chair
AMWA has a lot of excitement in the Programs department! Two programs I'd like to share are the Bed & Breakfast Program and the Faces of AMWA Initiative:
If you are interested requesting a host for the Bed and Breakfast program or have any questions regarding Faces of AMWA, please feel free to email me!
The Bed & Breakfast Program provides overnight hosting to AMWA members who are travelling for residency interviews, fellowship interviews, or scientific meetings. This free program helps members minimize interview costs, learn about the community surrounding their potential program, and access the unique knowledge and experiences of local AMWA members and advocates. Hosts from the student, resident, and physician divisions of AMWA and other AMWA supporters have all come together to strengthen the AMWA community. Learn more about the program and how to become a host here!
Faces of AMWA is an online exhibition to chronicle notable AMWA members past and present. We are currently looking for student writers for Faces of AMWA. If you are interested in writing a one page biographical document for this initiative please click for information on submission and credit for article authorship. Entries will be published by AMWA on our website and students will receive recognition at the AMWA Annual Meeting.
MD Pocket Benefit for AMWA Members!
AMWA Members don't miss out on the offer for 15% off your purchase from MDpocket-WhiteCoat Clipboards! Use Coupon Code: 2013AMWA at check out on www.MDpocket.com! (Limit one per customer)
Regional Event Spotline
Region 3: Bra Ball Initiative
This spring, George Washington’s founding AMWA branch president saw an article on CNN about a group of Americans working to give women rescued from sex trafficking in Mozambique a means of supporting themselves so that they would be less vulnerable to being re-trafficked. The group discovered that reselling used bras was significantly more profitable for these women than unskilled physical labor or other forms of employment. The organization Free the Girls evolved from this project. The organization ships bras to local groups of women in Mozambique and have recently expanded to several other countries. The GW AMWA chapter collected bras at their recent mentorship potluck dinner and held a week-long bra drive. Thanks to the efforts of their AMWA leaders, all of the MD classes, and MPH and PA students, they will be sending 198 bras to Free the Girls! For more information about this fabulous organization or to set up your own bra drive, check out Free the Girls.