September 2015 Student Newsletter Have an update for the Newsletter? Submit it here.
WOMEN IN MEDICINE MONTH!
We at AMWA want to THANK YOU for honoring the groundbreaking and trailblazing women in medicine of the past by your commitment to be strong, compassionate, fearless women in medicine of the future!
AMWA RECRUITMENT UPDATES FOR SEPTEMBER
*Student Membership rates only $50 (originally $75) through September. *Each new and existing nationally registered AMWA member will receive a FREE Kaplan eBook of their choosing through Kaplan. (Pssst, plus 15% off Kaplan materials!) More info here. *We are offering $10 back to your chapter for every national STUDENT member recruited and $100 back for every five PHYSICIAN members recruited from August 1st to September 30th, 2015. To redeem this offer, branch presidents can fill out this form at the end of September. *Access the Recruitment Powerpoint, Flyers, Poster Template and Branch Programming Handbookas well as the Branch Award & Grants information for more amazing ideas on recruitment and funding opportunities
AMWA continues to recognize and encourage promising young medical professionals of tomorrow by providing a number of awards, grants, and scholarship programs. Our Fall Application Cycle is now open and ends September 30, 2015.
For a list of awards available during the upcoming cycle click here.
All AMWA Student Members are invited to apply for the Student Division awards and grants. Please contact our Awards Chair with any questions.
MEET THE AWARDS CHAIR
Kia O’Neal is a member of the Class of 2017 at Indiana University School of Medicine. She earned a B.S. in Biology at Xavier University then completed her Masters in Biomedical Science at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Kia’s passion for women’s health and community health and wellness stem from personal experiences that fuel her passion for medicine and involvement in a number of organizations. Read more about Kiahere.
In medical school, it’s important to have a system for how you’re going to study for classes and prepare for Step and COMLEX. Cram Fighter is the best resource to stay organized, and members of AMWA can purchase a year for just $69, using the code AMWA2016.
GET INVOLVED: Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Do you have an interest in promoting health and wellness across different cultures? AMWA is looking for ideas (and people) to help break down health disparities, increase cultural consciousness and competency and implement alternative medicine practices in certain groups. For more details and/or to get involved, please contact Dr. Vanessa Rashida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILITARY AND VA SUBCOMMITTEE
Are you a present/former member of the armed forces or interested in serving those who serve our country? We are currently looking for students, residents, and physicians to join the AMWA subcommittee to help shape and lead this unique and very important committee. If interested, please contact Kaitlyn.H.Mayer@gmail.com.
Could physical activity possibly make an osteopathic medical student smarter? What are the barriers to physical activity? Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this confidential survey if you are currently a 3rd or 4th year osteopathic medical student. Click on the link below to learn more and/or participate!
Learn about fascinating women physicians who were pioneers in their day by writing/researching biographies of past presidents for AMWA's on-line exhibition, Faces of AMWA. This work requires no more than 2 hours of your time and you will be acknowledged on the AMWA website. Please e-mailfor more information.
Co-hosted by AMWA and the first of its kind, this national collaboration is dedicated to engaging educational thought leaders in creating a roadmap to integrate sex- and gender-based evidence into medical and inter professional education. Find out if your school participates here. Grants are available to cover lodging and registration!
Make sure your branch is active this month!
It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,Newborn Screening Awareness Month, Blood Cancer Awareness Month and World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th.