American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

Membership Eligibility: Sidney Kimmel Medical College Only

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description:
AMWA is dedicated to promoting women’s health and advancing the careers of female medical students and physicians. AMWA’s goal is to provide both personal and professional support for its members through mentorships and special events with faculty members. Past activities include a faculty-student mentor program, mentor’s tea, big-sis outreach program, lunch seminars, an after school tutoring program, the annual women’s forum and a lecture series promoting women in research. AMWA plans to continue these traditions while incorporating new ideas from current members. Future goals include the development of a lecture series addressing women’s initiatives in crafting individualized careers and to further empower women while enhancing knowledge of women’s health issues; including female cancers, osteoporosis, violence against women, thyroid disorders and preventive medicine. Members have the opportunity to network with medical students striving for equality in school, the workplace and in leadership positions. Members will also be working side-by-side with notable faculty and pioneers within the medical field.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: amwa@jefferson.edu

President: Artika Saharan, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Megan Le, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President:  Jennifer Perugini, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary: Alisha Maity, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Lunchtime Talk Chair: Marnie Abehouse, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Community Service Chair: Annemarie Daecher, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Mentoring Chair: Michelle Ho, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Women's History Month Chair: Melissa Riegal, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Women's History Month Chair: Naomi Hecht, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:

Karen Novielli, MD Provost for Faculty Affairs, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, Department of Faculty Affairs
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