November, 2016 Student Newsflash
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November 2016 Student Newsletter
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Now Accepting Applications for Next Year's National Leadership, Branch and Regional Event Spotlights,
and more!

Applications for National Leadership Positions are Now Open!
November marks the beginning of our student election process during which we will be receiving applications for the 2017-2018 Student Executive Committee (President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer), National Student Chairs, and Regional Directors.  

To learn more about the duties of each position, please visit the Student Elections Page.  Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns about the duties or responsibilities of a specific position, please feel free to reach out to the current officer, found here.

If you have any additional questions please contact Allison Ikeda at

We are eager to have active and dedicated AMWA members involved in all levels of the organization so we invite you to apply!
Chapter Spotlight: 
Oklahoma State University Branch
Oklahoma State University's AMWA Branch is at it again!  The branch held a Specialty Physician Panel Discussion last month.  The event was well received with over 60 students, including both men and women, in attendance!  The panel demonstrated diverse perspectives regarding topics such as selecting a specialty and choosing residency program to dealing with being a women in male dominated specialties.  Some of the physicians on the panel included:
Dr. Laurie Duckett--Plastic Surgery      Dr. Greta Warta –Cardiology
Dr. Amanda Cain—Emergency Med     Dr. Sara Oberste --GI Fellow
Dr. Stacy Chronister—IM, Navy Officer

OSU-CHS, your branch is definitely on fire! Continue the amazing work ladies!
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!

The AMWA Student Hosting Program

The AMWA Student Hosting Program provides 4th year medical student members on the residency interview trail the opportunity to forgo costly hotel fees by providing the chance to stay with local women physicians, resident-physicians, and medical students. In addition to helping defray the costs of interviewing, it also allows for students to meet physicians within the community surrounding their potential residency program. 


Requirements to utilize the AMWA Student Hosting Program:
  • Participants must be National AMWA Student Member
    • Not a national member yet? Sign up here!  
  • Participants must provide any additional amenities during their stay (meals, transportation, etc.)
To access the Hosting Program Directory: 
Use your AMWA login (members only) to log into the AMWA website.
Then visit
There, you will find instructions on how to search for hosts in your desired location, connect with potential hosts, etc. 

Our goal is for members to contact potential hosts and within 24 hours have a list of potential hosts in requested locations. 

*Note to students: Remember that hosts are volunteering their time and space. Please be courteous and respectful in your communications and during your time as a house guest. Consider bringing a small thank you gift to your host, i.e. Starbucks card, mug from your medical school, etc. 

Additionally, as part of our revitalization efforts of this program, we are currently looking to create an updated list of hosts.

If you are interested in signing up to host a student, please read the requirements below and complete the associated Google form.

Information for AMWA Student Hosting Program Hosts:

Host Expectations:
  • Potential host must currently be a practicing female physician, resident-physician, or medical student
  • Host must live within reasonable driving distance of medical center/institution
  • Host is able to provide a clean, reasonable sleeping accommodation in a semi-private or private setting

If you have any additional questions regarding the program please feel free to contact Caroline Mullis 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!


Our Regional Directors and their leadership teams managed to organize some amazing events!  
Check out some of the highlights from the Region 4 Conference!

AMWA Region 4 Conference:

"Women Igniting Change"

The Region 4 conference was a huge success!  The event provided the opportunity for students to network and participate in a variety of educational and networking sessions that both supported AMWA's vision and served to enhance their professional development in the field of medicine. Students learned about AMWA’s advocacy initiatives in human trafficking and health policy, and received advice from professionals regarding career choice and options, gender discrimination in the workforce, and family/work balance.  Both premed and medical students had networking opportunities, a clinical skills session, and participated in informative panel discussions.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Holiday!
   Contact your local AMWA branch to find out how you can get involved this month!!!

National Health Observances during the month of November include:
American Diabetes Month, National Family Caregivers Month,
and Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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