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February 2021 Newsletter
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All About DO Panel
Want to learn more about osteopathic medicine? Register for our All About DO panel to hear from some wonderful DOs and DO students! Join us on February 6th, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (PST) via Zoom for an amazing and informational event!

AMWA LEADS National Conference
Registration for AMWA's 106th Annual National Conference — AMWA LEADS 2021 — is now open! Come to the virtual conference from March 25-28, 2021 to gain a chance to network with other premedical students, along with medical students, residents, and physicians. Get all of your questions answered at our Medical Student panel, Physician panel, and Gap Year panel! You will have a chance to engage with premedical workshops, medical school admissions representatives, and phenomenal lecture speakers. Finally, explore eight different specialties during our Specialties Presentations with some fantastic physicians!
More details about the agenda and our speakers can be found on the Premedical Conference Page and the AWMA LEADS 2021 Page.

DEADLINE TONIGHT: Apply to Become a Leader of the AMWA Premedical Division!
Interested in becoming a leader of the AMWA Premedical Division? Applications for the 2021-2022 term will be closing tonight, February 1st by 11:59PM PST.

You must first be logged into your AMWA account in order to access the application.
BeMo Academic Consulting Inc. (“BeMo”) is one of the most sought-after admissions consulting firms in Canada famous for helping students of all backgrounds get into medical school and other professional programs. 

We believe everyone deserves access to higher education regardless of racial, cultural and socioeconomic background. 

With over 24,000 students, and a success rate of 93.5%, BeMo has helped more students get into competitive programs than any other academic consulting firm in the field. 

Our mission is to make admissions fair through our paid mentorship programs, bi-yearly scholarship program for pre-medical and medical students, free blogs and videos, advocacy for access to education, and our research and development of the next generation of admissions screening tools that are better at selecting top performing while remaining fair to all applicants.

Use the promo code "CLUBS" for a discount exclusively available to AMWA members!
Apply to Showcase Your Branch at AMWA LEADS National Conference!
Would you like to share your branch's phenomenal work with the attendees of the AMWA National Conference on March 28th, 2021? Has your branch come up with innovative programming ideas amid COVID-19? We would love to hear them!

We are excited to highlight your creativity, perseverance, and dedication to AMWA during the first hour of the Premedical Program at the National Conference (10:00-11:00 am EST)!

InGenius Prep is proud to partner with AMWA as we work to support our students! As an AMWA member, you receive the following benefits:
  • 10% discount on InGenius Prep Medical School Application Counseling, Secondary Application Counseling, and Candidacy Building™ services
  • Access to webinars hosted by Former Admissions Officers from top-ranked medical schools
  • Access to e-resources written by Admissions Experts
  • A free consultation with an Admissions Expert, who will discuss with you your background and goals, evaluate your candidacy, provide you with concrete feedback, and answer any questions that you might have

Quokka Brew Giveaway
Want to win a free 6-pack of Quokka Brew oat milk lattes?

Participate in our Instagram giveaway!

How to enter:

Be on the lookout for our giveaway post on February 8th, 2021 on our Instagram!

Follow @amwapremed and @quokkabrew and tag 2 friends in the comments of the giveaway post!

  • Comment entries are unlimited!
  • The giveaway will be open to entries for a week!

Period Poverty: The Belittling of a Basic Need
Check out this incredible blog, written by our very own AMWA Premedical Division President, Alexandra Alvarez, for Osmosis!

As seen on the Osmosis website, read this blog on our website here!

Magoosh MCAT Prep is excited to be a new partner of AMWA in our shared mission to advance women in medicine and advocate for equity and diversity: 75% of Magoosh MCAT students identify as women and 58% as women of color. 

Magoosh believes that high-quality MCAT prep should be accessible to all students regardless of their background or current circumstances. Magoosh provides flexible study schedules, video lessons on high-yield topics, hundreds of practice questions, email support from expert tutors, a supportive study environment, and a score improvement guarantee. 

As part of the partnership, Magoosh is excited to offer:
New "Premedical Basics" Crunch Sheets Added to Our Toolkit!
We recently created crunch sheets for our members related to clinical experience, volunteering, shadowing, and research. We know that this year has been and continues to be incredibly challenging, but we hope that these resources will help give you some ideas and guide you in the right direction during your premedical experience.

You can find these resources in the new Premedical Basics folder within the AMWA Toolkit Resources.

Remember that we have lots of other helpful resources available to you within our Toolkit as well!

If you have any questions or ideas for new resources, Iris, our Programming Chair, would love to hear from you at
AMWA X Osmosis: Women in History Month Video Submissions

As you might know, March is Women's History Month. This year, we are inviting AMWA members to celebrate together by working with Osmosis to create a video that highlights women in history that have inspired us. They do not have to be medically focused, but of course if they inspired you to pursue science/medicine, that is surely something to celebrate. 

Complete the form by Monday, February 8 and you'll be awarded 1 month of FREE Osmosis Prime. You'll receive an email to activate your Osmosis Prime by Wednesday, February 10. The video will appear in early March, but don't worry, AMWA will let all your members know.
Attend the Region 5 Conference "Coming Together: Community through COVID"

The American Medical Women's Association Premedical Division: Region 5 Conference is virtual, free to attend, and open for registration!

It will be hosted on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 PM CST.

We will have a Premedical Undergraduate (Prerana Ramesh), First-Year Medical Student (Carolina Ochoa), Fourth-Year Medical Student (Alexandra Britten), Biology Department Chair/Professor/Premedical Advisor (Dr. Stephen Banks), and Dr. Laura Franqui-Domínguez with her activity for "Finding Joy in the Middle of Med Chaos" all speaking during our event. We will also have a speaker discussing Virtual Shadowing and Volunteering Opportunities for Pre-Health Students. 

Stay tuned and register below to learn more about our wonderful speakers, for conference reminders, and for the virtual conference link. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Shop AMWA Premedical Merchandise!

Support AMWA by repping our t-shirts, stickers, and graduation cords!

These t-shirts come in sizes small-XXL. They're a great way to support our division and spread the word about AMWA!

Price: $15

Check out our new stickers! Rep AMWA on your laptops, phone cases, water bottles, notebooks, and more!

Price: $3 each (deals apply when you purchase several)

Graduating soon? Showcase your AMWA pride with our division's graduation cord!

Price: $12

Leader Highlight
Kaylee Travis
Co-Conference Chair

Kaylee Travis is a sophomore undergrad student at The Ohio State University. She is pursuing a degree in Biology in the Pre-health Professional program, accompanied by a minor in Psychology. Kaylee plans as of now to pursue a career in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to AMWA, Kaylee is a volunteer at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and an avid Buckeye football fan. This is her second year involved with AMWA, and she is excited to get further in the organization! She admires how AMWA has been very beneficial in helping create great relationships with like-minded people, as well as giving access to numerous unique opportunities for pre-med students to engage in. 
Be an activist and spread awareness in February!
Observances include:
American Heart Month,
Low Vision Awareness Month,
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month,
and much more! Find out here.
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