The University of Florida AMWA branch hosted its first annual conference on February 10th! The conference featured Keynote Speaker Dr. Marian Limacher, Principal Investigator for the Women's Health Initiative and Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at UF's College of Medicine (UFCOM).
Following this was a UF College of Medicine Admissions Panel with Dr. Shireen Madani Sims, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clerkship Director at UF Health as well as Madi Turcotte and Emily Welch, Co-Presidents of UFCOM's AMWA Branch.
There was also an MCAT Strategies Workshop and MCAT Raffle held by Princeton Review, an AMWA Partner, and a Clinical Skills Workshop hosted by UFCOM AMWA medical student members that included how to conduct a physical exam and individual practice supervised by the medical students.
Lastly, there was a medical student panel and physician panel addressing topics such as having kids during medical school, work-life balance, managing stress in medical school and while being a physician, and more. Panel members included first through fourth-year medical students and Dr. Maureen Novak, Dean of Medical Education at UFCOM.
You can learn more about putting together a branch conference at our annual meeting during the branch presentations!