Check out the March 2013 edition of AMWA Student NewsFlash!
Student NewsFlash
March 2013


  • Don't forget about FREE housing through our Bed & Breakfast program when you travel for residency interviews or conferences!
  • Calling all branch presidents: we hope that you'll forward these AMWA Student NewsFlashes to your local branch members!


Cherilyn Cecchini, National Secretary

I can't believe that the Annual Meeting is just around the corner! I am looking forward to spending time with the young women that I have been working with throughout the year. I am so proud of the accomplishments that we have made as an organization and of all the individual efforts made by the Regional and the National Directors along with the Executive Committee.  I have enjoyed my time serving as Secretary and I am hoping to maintain my role as a leader of the student division of AMWA and to continue to empower young women across the globe!

AMWA March Advocacy Calendar

  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Women's History Month
  • March 8th is International Women's Day
  • March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 23rd, 2010: the Affordable Care Act passed

American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meeting
By: Dania Daye, APSA President

This year, the American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meeting will be held from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, IL. We have a wonderful agenda filled with exciting speakers, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with faculty and peers, and amazing social events, including a reception at the top of Willis (formerly Sears) Tower! 

APSA's Annual Meeting is also a great opportunities to see presentations from Nobel Laureates; Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, and Dr. Stanley Prusiner, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, will both be speaking. Our Residency Luncheon is a valuable chance for you to meet with Residency Directors from programs around the country. 

Registering for APSA's meeting allows you to attend to speakers and events at the annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians and American Society for Clinical Investigation, which is held jointly with APSA's meeting. APSA registration also grants you free registration to the combined meeting of the Central Society for Clinical Research and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research, held in Chicago immediately before APSA's Annual Meeting.

Take this opportunity to visit the information page to review the schedule and register. Be sure to register before the early registration deadline on April 11th!

If you have any questions, please contact

BHP Alumni Spotlight: Savitha Bonthala - Class of 2008

2008 BHP alumnae Savitha Bonthala, will receive a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a master’s in public health degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her involvement with the American Medical Women’s Association over the past few years, has allowed her to travel to Uganda to help deliver medical aid. We recently visited with Savitha to learn more about her experiences in global healthcare, and what she has been doing since graduating from the BHP. To learn more, click here.

Kaplan News
By: Diana Stanley, National Marketing Manager

Visit Kaplan's Med School Insight blog and read first hand stories and get advice from your peers -- from study tips to residency applications and interviews. Our blog contributors are current U.S. medical students or recent graduates. Follow them weekly through their struggles, decisions and achievements. Tour medical school through their eyes and be better prepared for your own four years. Learn more here.

Congratulations to Our Kaplan Scholarship Winner!

We wanted to take a moment to recognize January May Andaya, our $1000 Kaplan Scholarship Winner! This opportunity was available for all new members who joined up until Jan 31, 2013 and were eligible to be entered in a raffle to win a Kaplan scholarship. Congratulations!




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