Scholarships, Programming Committee, Imposter Syndrome, and more!
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December 2020 Newsletter
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Scholarships and Awards

Premedical Education Scholarship
Congratulations to Sahara Rahman from the University of Arizona for being selected for the second round of the Premedical Education Scholarship! You're doing amazing work, thank you!

Eliza Lo Chin Unsung Hero Award
Congratulations to Lori Horhor from the University of California, Berkeley for being selected for the Eliza Lo Chin Unsung Hero Award! Lori has achieved so much for AMWA over the last few years, and we are so grateful to have her on our leadership team.

*NEW* Kaplan Course Scholarship
We are now offering one free Kaplan test prep course (valued at $2499) which can be used for any one of Kaplan’s awesome options! Apply here by December 15th.

*NEW* MCAT Scholarship
We are excited to announce that we have 3 MCAT scholarships that will cover the complete cost of MCAT registration ($320). Please apply here by December 31st to be considered.

*NEW* AMWA LEADS Conference Fee Waiver
Our annual conference is just around the corner, and although it won't be in person this year, it'll be as wonderful as ever! We are covering the cost of this virtual conference for 18 lucky premedical members. Apply here to be considered for a conference fee waiver!

Scholarship Database
We know that paying for college, medical school, and everything in between can really add up, which is why we have compiled a database of some additional outside scholarships for our members! Feel free to access this database here and apply to any or all of these opportunities. Good luck!

Please email with any questions regarding any awards or scholarships.
The AMWA premedical division is announcing its new membership rate that will be effective starting January 2021. As of now, AMWA premedical membership will be set to $20 per year for new members. If there are any changes, we will relay the information across all our platforms, so stay tuned! This new membership rate will not affect older members that previously bought their one-time-membership fee for all their premedical years. So in the meantime if you know of anyone who has yet to join, let them know that this month will be the last chance for them to get the one time fee of $35! They can join here.
The AMWA Premedical Programming Committee is a newly formed committee that will strive to keep premedical AMWA members engaged and in charge of AMWA programming. We will share and collaborate on ideas to develop new and engaging AMWA programming for all of our branches.

Please fill out this Google form if you are interested in participating!
Deadline: December 31, 2020
We are excited to kick off our 4-Part Reflection Series focusing on goal setting and creating a sustainable career in medicine with Dr. Kristin Yates. For our first event of the series, join AMWA for an evening of discussion on "Dealing with Impostor Syndrome in Medicine" on Wednesday, 12/9 at 7:30PM EST. Residents, medical students and pre-medical students are all welcome to join. Please register for this event on Zoom by Monday, 12/7 at 11:59 PM E.S.T. You can contact with any questions. See you there!" 

Click here to register for the event!
Career Development Webinar Series

From the day you are accepted to medical school, people will ask you what kind of doctor you want to be. It’s fine not to know what specialty you will choose early in your career, and you will likely change your mind multiple times.
Our webinar series will give you insight about how to choose your specialty and how to develop your career. Topics covered include:

How I Chose My Specialty — Medical Specialties Panel
How I Chose My Specialty — Surgical Specialties Panel
Mastering the Virtual Interview
Residency Match Panel

Click here to access our webinar series or navigate to "Career Development" under the Residents tab of the AMWA website. You must first log into your AMWA account in order to view the webinars.
Don't miss out! The New England Regional Conference will take place virtually on Zoom on December 5, from 8AM to 6:30PM Eastern Time!

Click here to register!
Want to Rep AMWA? Grab Your AMWA T-Shirt Today!
Click here to grab your AMWA Premedical t-shirt for $15!

Once you have your shirt, click here to submit a photo of you wearing it, if you would like to be featured on our social media!
Leader Highlight
Kendyl Naugle
Awards Chair
Kendyl is a fourth-year UC Berkeley student, majoring Integrative Biology with minors in Early Child Development & Education and Global Public Health. She has a passion for community and reproductive health and in her future career strives to advocate for and support mothers in making their own decisions surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. She also has a strong interest in mental health and aims to spread joy and happiness through simple acts of kindness. AMWA has been instrumental in her journey as a premed student and she appreciates the network of support and advocacy that the whole AMWA community embodies. 
Never never forget that we all have something special to give the world, and you have a light that is meant to be shared! Believe in yourself, because you're amazing and you can do this! (:
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Be an activist and spread awareness in December!
Observances include:

World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)
National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12)

National Hand-Washing Awareness Week (Dec. 6–12)
and much more! Find out here.
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