NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Mission:  The mission of AMWA is a global effort to provide assistance for women in medicine, both to advance the careers of female medical professionals and to improve women’s health. Through education and advocacy, AMWA seeks to achieve these goals and improve healthcare for all.

National Organization: http://www.amwa-doc.org/

Our Chapter: AMWA hosts a series of panels and presentations focusing on the experience of female physicians, a global perspective on women’s health and current issues in women’s health. We are also very proud to host the Vagina Monologues in February.


Member Position Email
Jennifer Silverstein President jsilve04@nyit.edu
Katie Abell Vice President kabell@nyit.edu
Caitlyn Pedone Secretary cpedone@nyit.edu
Rachel Mann Treasurer rmann02@nyit.edu
Dali Edwards National Liaison dedwar04@nyit.edu
1st Year Representative
Dr. Karen Sheflin Adviser ksheflin@nyit.edu


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First AMWA Meeting

AMWA 9/4 Minutes Introduction and greeting by each e-board member Brief overview of events and meetings for the coming year: 10/9 Sexual Health Counseling with LGBT: Speaker is Dr. Blazey 10/20 Strides Walk 10/30 Self defense Workshop: 5:00-7:00 in Riland 11/6 Clinical self defense 12/3 De-stress meeting with Neuro/Psych 1/22 Panel of female physicians LMSA 2/11 Vagina […]

LMSA/ AMWA women’s panel meeting

On January 24th, 2013, LMSA and AMWA jointly held  a women’s panel discussion.  We asked our guests to discuss their experiences as women in the medical field– particularly addressing working in undeserved communities. All LMSA eboard members present All AMWA eboard members present Guests:  Dr. Lardner, Dr. Quinn, Dr Rivera-Martinez and Dr. Caba Meeting Start time: 12:10pm […]

Guest Speaker Dr. Norma Villanueva addresses AMWA

AMWA was lucky enough to host guest speaker Dr. Norma Villanueva, Network Chief of Child and Adolescent Health at Lutheran Family Health Centers, and Regional Director and Associate Professor at AT Still School of Osteopathic Medicine at our meeting on January 31, 2011. She spoke about how she overcame difficulties to get to where she […]

AMWA – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, American Medical Women’s Association dedicated its second meeting, held on October 4, 2011, to breast cancer education. While we can’t post the 30 minute long video we showed at the meeting, here are the two websites where we compiled videos from:    Understanding Breast Cancer Symptoms http://beyondtheshock.com/learn From […]

AMWA News!

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 […]

SGA Activities Fair

Make a Difference, Get Involved! The SGA Activities Fair is a great way for students to learn more about the active organizations present on the NYCOM campus.  Each organization will have its own table where students can sign up to become members or inquire about organization activities that take place throughout the year.  The Activities […]

Mental Health Counseling is Available to all NYITCOM Students

Confidential mental health and professional counseling is available to all NYITCOM students to assist them in coping with the stresses of medical school. Counseling services are available through the NYITCOM Academic Health Care Center and the NYIT Counseling and Wellness Center. A. NYITCOM’s Academic Health Care Center provides mental health counseling services. Students can schedule […]


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