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December 2015 PreMed Student Newsletter

Interested in joining the PreMed national leadership board for 2016-2017? Further details and requirements are listed hereApplications are due December 16th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Please go to to apply. 
- Applications for individual and chapter branch awards are open here. The deadline for our Premedical Education Scholarship is extended until February 16th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. All individual applicants and at least one branch representative must be at the 2016 annual meeting in order to apply. For any further questions, please contact

- The Haffizula Family Scholarship is now available.  The application is due on December 31st. For more information please click here

Purchase your own or fundraise for your chapter with our AMWA ornaments! Information is listed here. Please for fundraising details if interested. Orders are shipped on December 8th.
The itinerary for all premed conference sessions is now up under the "premedical students" tab! Join AMWA students for our Miami conference in March 2016! Registration for is now open. Click here for more details. Please note that these are extra premed sessions and the registration fee covers the rest of the conference as well. 

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 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!

Senate Resolution 81 was recently passed through senate with no amendment needed.  This bill is entitled "A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that children trafficked for sex in the United States should not be treated or regarded as child prostitutes because there is no such thing as a 'child prostitute,' only children who are victims or survivors of rape and sex trafficking."The bill is split into to two sections.  The first requires that all federal entities should treat children trafficked for sex as victims/survivors of sex trafficking.  The second requires that lawmakers, law enforcers and media should frame children as if they are victims of an act of violence against children.  This bill relies on the definition of consent - in which children under 18 cannot give consent for sex because they are not of age.  It is momentous because it will decrease the criminalization rate of victims/survivors of human trafficking.  It will protect all children in sex trafficking industry and will allow these victims/survivors the chance to recover without the worry about being persecuted under federal/state law.  For more information, please click here

Hello AMWA Pre-Med!  My name is Asal, and with great honor serve as your national recruitment director. I completed my BFA in film production at NYU, and am currently finishing my post-baccalaureate in pre-medicine at UCLA. As a non-traditional student, I am grateful to be an organization like AMWA which provides a supportive environment for all women aspiring to be physician leaders. I attended the 2015 Interim Meeting in DC, and walked away feeling truly inspired by all the women I met who were not only smart and driven, but had a genuine desire to hear from every voice in the room. I urge every pre-med member to take advantage of all that AMWA has to offer by getting more involved with the organization and collaborating with other fellow members. As the recruitment director, I am also working to help your local branches strengthen their numbers by developing a nationwide mentoring program that we hope to launch soon. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, such as recruitment ideas or initiatives you would like to start, please contact me at I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming holidays, and I look forward to working with you all in the future!
- Asal Hejazi 
AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting
March 11-13, 2016
Miami, Florida

Make sure your branch is active this month!
It's Safe Toys and Gifts Month,
National Influenza Vaccination Week (first full week of December) & World AIDS Day on December 1st

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