CASPer, Physician Fertility Summit, Global Health Committee, Women's Health Conference, and more!
June 2021 Newsletter
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The road to medical school is paved with tests and test results-all the midterms and finals you have taken are proof of this—not to mention the MCAT. CASPer® is the newest test on the path to medical school and other professional schools. It is currently being used in a third of US medical schools! It’s a test that tests your non-academic skills. 

This sounds straightforward, but how important is the CASPer® test? How can it affect your application? How do you prepare for it? For many years, people have said that you can’t study for it- but that’s not true. If you would not mind some advice about CASPer® and how to prepare for it free of charge, this event is for you! 

You will have the opportunity listen to and chat with the founder of PrepMatch, an innovative free peer-to-peer CASPer simulation platform that helps you prepare for a test that you were told you can’t prepare for!
Please join us for our Physician Fertility Summit on June 12, 2021 at 1 - 4:30PM EST to address the fact that as many as 1 in 4 women physicians will experience infertility. This is such an important topic to discuss as we advance in our medical careers. Together, let's convene with experts and national stakeholders, as well as learn more about taking control over our own journeys — so we can have families if and when we choose.

For more information, click here.
Apply to Join the Premedical Global Health Committee
Are you interested in global health and medicine? Do you believe in improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide? Join the 2021-2022 Premedical Global Health Committee!

Application Closes June 15 at 11:59PM PST
For more info, email globalhealth@amwa-premed.org

Global Health Programs Directory
Check out our compilation of virtual and in-person global health-related volunteer programs!
Fireside Chat with Dr. Suzanne Koven
Wednesday, August 4 to Friday, August 6, 2021
9:30AM to 7PM EST
6:30AM to 4PM PST

Founded in June of 2020, the National Pre-Health Conference is a student-led organization that provides free and accessible resources to individuals of any background who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Our annual conference takes place virtually every August and includes a variety of guest speakers from all specialties of medicine, a research exposition, and special topics surrounding professional and personal growth. Furthermore, our monthly newsletter and social media platforms provide opportunities for students to continue learning about healthcare careers all-year-round. Our goal is to inspire self-confidence into the next generation of healthcare professionals, one student at a time.
Please join us on June 16 at 7:30PM EST for a talk and Q+A with Dr. Saya Nagori, an opthamologist/glaucoma surgeon and founder of FemHealth and SimpleHealth. She will be speaking about her experience as a woman in medicine and her path to being a leader in her field, entrepreneurship, and advancing telemedicine.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 958 7846 3316
Passcode: 459410
Medical research and therapeutic development still do not account adequately for sex and gender differences, resulting in suboptimal outcomes for the health of women and society at large.

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School aims to convene an engaged multi-stakeholder group of experts across the bioscience ecosystem to share and celebrate recent advancements for the health of women. We will promote impactful discussions on gender equity in medicine to further advance the health of women through innovative translational research. Learn more!

Attendance is FREE to students. Additionally, all non-student AMWA members can register for FREE using the promo code: FRIENDS.
Branch Highlight: The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Thank you to the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Chapter of AMWA (amwauprrp@gmail.com) for all of the incredible work they've accomplished during the past two months, including speaker panels, advocacy efforts, and involvement in community service.

They also recently gathered donations for the University Pediatric Hospital, University of Puerto Rico Medical School Campus.

We recognize their achievements as the first premedical branch in Puerto Rico and thank them for setting an outstanding example for premedical branches alike.

Follow them on Instagram to learn more about their work!
You Are Med Podcast with Gisel Bello of our Medical Student Division
The podcast explores the nuances, challenges, and magic of what it means to be underrepresented in medicine.

You Are Med is hosted by our very own Gisel Bello, MS4 at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and 2020-2021 ODMA Diversity Fellow.

Learn more about You Are Med!

If you are interested in sharing your story, please email gisel@youaremed.com.

Becoming Doctors: 25 Years Later, a Follow-Up Visit

Becoming Doctors: 25 Years Later, a Follow-Up Visit is a book written by sixteen women & nine men about their transformation from medical students to caring physicians over the past twenty-five years. The inspiring anthology includes Dr. Mary Rorro, our incredible Music and Medicine Committee Physician Chair and psychiatrist.

The ebook is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the release of the paperback is June 29.

Leader Highlight

Flora Jin, Program Chair

Flora Jin is a premedical student at the University of California, Berkeley pursuing majors in Psychology and Molecular and Cell Biology, with emphases in Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical Biology, and Physiology. Passionate about mental health, maternal and children’s health, and community-building, Flora is working to become a pediatric psychiatrist. 

During her time in AMWA, she has been a part of the Mental Health Committee, where she works alongside her teammates to carry out a variety of advocacy and healing campaigns. Her wonderful experience in this committee and branch inspired her to increase her involvement in AMWA at a national level.

Flora has also found a new passion in public health through Berkeley’s Health Service Internships and Capstone Project fighting food poverty. She enjoys assisting in research on the Greater Good Science Center’s Pathway to Happiness project, fostering and expanding Cal’s student-alumni network through the Cal Alumni Student Association, competing with Cal Badminton, mentoring in the Girl Scouts, volunteering with MEDLIFE, and advocating through Operation SMILE. Next year, Flora is also looking forward to joining a microbiology lab and Berkeley’s Path to Care Center!

She is excited to continue learning and growing alongside passionate, empowering women in AMWA for years to come!
Read the Premedical Division Blogs
Click here to read our latest blog about taking control of your work-life balance!

Advocacy

See the AMWA Advocacy Timeline for latest initiatives. Updated regularly.
Be an activist and spread awareness in June!
Observances include:
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month,
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month,
PTSD Awareness Month,
World Blood Donor Day (June 14),
and much more! Find out here.
Interested in partnering with AMWA? Email president@amwa-premed.org.
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