AMWA is kicking the 2011-2012 academic year off to a great start! The activities fair held on August 19, 2011 was a huge success, with AMWA giving away adorable goldfish to 100 lucky winners! We were able to make a lot of students, doctors, and doctors’ cute kids very happy with their new pets. Who knows, maybe the first step in being a good physician starts with caring for a fish! And perhaps more importantly, we were able to spread the word about AMWA, generate a lot of interest, and get new members. (If you haven’t yet joined, it’s not too late! Just go to www.amwa-doc.org.)
Our first meeting was on August 25, and it was a great introduction to new and old members alike to the many benefits of joining AMWA, including scholarship opportunities, chances to gain leadership experience, and the ability to network with future colleagues. We also have a lot of great events planned for this year, including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and the Vagina Monologues. Members elected our new first year representative, Lydia Torres, whom we are very excited to be working with!
The American Medical Women’s Association looks to have a great upcoming year, and make sure you are a part of it!