Student of the Month, Instagram, Join PreMed Conference Committee, Updating Nationals, PreMed Symposium, Join AMWA, Branch Programming Handbook, Advocacy Update
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June 2016 PreMed Student Newsletter
Sylvia Guerra is our AMWA PreMed Student of the Month for June! Sylvia is a 28 year-old post-baccalaureate pre-medical student at the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge, MA. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BA in Religion. In 2012, she graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a Master of Theological Studies in Comparative Religion.

Sylvia is applying to medical school this upcoming cycle to start Fall of 2017. She is not sure what field she wishes to enter, but she does have a special interest in Emergency Medicine and OB/GYN. In addition, she hopes to study the intersections of religion, medicine, and epigenetics in an effort to help improve the quality of patient care. She has a strong interest in medical ethics and teaching, and hopes to integrate these interests into her practice.

Sylvia lives in Cambridge with her beautiful partner, Meredith, and her exceptional cat, Zittell.

If you are interested in applying, please click here. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ashley Singh at  We look forward to reviewing your application! 

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Get involved with the PreMed conference committee! Sruthi Buddai, PreMedConference Chair, is currently looking for AMWA PreMed members to help plan events for the 101st AMWA conference. For more details on the available positions, please click here. Please email your interest in joining to Sruthi at or for any further questions. 
 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!
H.R.2355 Women’s Preventative Health Awareness Campaign was introduced to a Congressional Committee on May 15th, 2016 by Democratic Representative Ami Bera. It seeks to provide for a national public outreach and educational program to raise awareness about women’s preventative health from the Department of Human Health Services (HHS).  The bill outlines guidelines for well-woman visits and services such as breast cancer susceptibility screening, HIV testing, breastfeeding support and contraception.  It also outlines the role of insurance coverage for preventative health as well as addressing health disparities.  For more information, read the full text here:

Make sure your branch is active this month!
It's National Safety Month,
National Aphasia Awareness Month & National Scleroderma Awareness Month.

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