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March 2016 PreMed Student Newsletter


Want to learn how to communicate with authority and influence with your word and presence? Please join us for the highly anticipated webinar with Elisabeth Rodriguez Dennehy to learn how to perfect your communication skills.  This is a new addition to the PreMed division to help students grow, both professionally and personally.  This webinar is especially beneficial for our division, to provide us with the foundation of empowerment for all females aspiring to become leaders in the medical field.  The webinar will take place on March 18th at 7 PM EST. The flyer can be found here. The link to register for this webinar can be found here. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar! 
Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has lived in Pittsburgh for 30 years; she calls it “my second home”. Her husband, Dan, is a professor for the Katz Business School- at the University of Pittsburgh. They have two adult children Aisha Marie and Daniel Jose.

She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Juris Doctor both from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

Her full time job and passion is her work- she owns a boutique consulting company, Rodriguez and Associates LLC whose mission is to enhance the performance of women by promoting gender 
integration. The result of her work is directly linked to bottom line improvement. She has worked extensively in South America, Eastern Europe and the USA. 

Some of the companies she has been directly involved with are: Microsoft, GSK, KPMG, PPG, 
Westinghouse, INPO, UniCredit, EQT, Giant Eagle, DOW, Bombardier, and Kennametal to name a few.

She also offers Coaching and Mentoring programs for the University of Pittsburgh’s Executive  Leadership Program, in Sao Paulo, Brazil for global companies like Dow, Google, Motorola,  PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Caterpillar, in Prague, Czech Republic for Deloitte, CEZ, ABB. 

She serves as lead faculty for the prestigious Women’s Executive Leadership program offered by the Beard Institute at Duquesne University, now in its 8th year. As lead faculty, Elisabet was instrumental in developing a curriculum that propels high performing women towards the C-Suite. Participants come from regional and global Fortune 500 companies.

Her book – Can You Afford to Ignore Me? How to Manage Gender and Cultural Differences at Work, has received glowing reviews:

This book is very well written and has an amazing amount of clarity around the gender issues. I find it refreshing to read a perspective that is honest and not about pitting men against women, but finding the balance for the best co-leading in the workplace. I have worked in the human capital industry for the past 20 years and this conversation is overdue - Elisabet has created the framework for this conversation through her research and insights. This is a must read for both men and women in the workplace.

Her current stretch assignment is Flamenco dancing!

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Our division is hosting a conference session with high school students in Florida at our 101st conference. Please pass on this flyer to students who you know are interested in the medical field.  Flyer can be found here. Students must register by March 8th here
 Please update nationals with your branch's local 2015-2016 leadership contact information by clicking: 
Interested in hosting an AMWA premed symposium at your campus? Inform other students about AMWA, host medical student and medical school admission panels, and invite vendors to your institution! Please contact for more information and details on how to host your own symposium.
Invite other PreMeds to join AMWA at our new membership rate for $25!!! High school students can now join the division as a part of our division's mentoring initiative. 
Sign up here. 
Our PreMed division is currently building our own branch programming handbook! Please submit a summary of your chapter's activities, events, fundraisers, and more to for your chapter's chance to be in our handbook!
We hope to make this semester much better than the Fall.  Here are some pictures that we wanted to share to the division from our Cervical Cancer Bake Sale.  It was pretty successful considering the size of our group and the cold weather.  We donated half of our profits to an organization called Grounds for Health, an organization targeted to bring awareness about cervical cancer prevention for women in developing nations. 
- Brooklyn College Chapter

Arlec Cabrera is a post-baccalaureate pre-medical student at the University of Maryland,College Park. She is currently a Volunteer at La Clinica Del Pueblo, a nonprofit health center that emphasizes culturally appropriate services for the underserved latino community in the area. Arlec is passionate about preventative care and health education having studied psychology and health promotion in her undergraduate years.She is committed to helping underserved populations and hopes to have as wide of an impact as possible as a medical professional in a setting similar to her volunteership one day.

AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting
March 11-13, 2016
Miami, Florida

Make sure your branch is active this month!
It's National Endometriosis Awareness Month,
National Nutrition Month & Sleep Awareness Month.

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