News

This page contains the latest newsletter from AMSA FAU. This newsletter is updated every Monday during the semester. Check out the events page for more information on upcoming events and for links to interest group newsletters.

Good Morning Future Healthcare Professionals, 

 

Thank you for your interest in AMSA! The American Medical Student Association at FAU aims to meet the demands of students representing all fields of healthcare and making opportunities available to them. We are very excited to meet all our amazing members at this Fall semester’s events! We have a phenomenal semester ahead of us!


GBM 3


Our third General Body Meeting will be scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th. More details will be posted on our Instagram as they become available! Please be sure to attend - GBMs are the best way to make AMSA connections, and free food will be provided. You don't want to miss out!


Fundraising Event


11/15 from 4:00-8:00pm: Chipotle Fundraiser



Join us in supporting AMSA through our Chipotle Fundraiser! Please order from 1666 N FEDERAL HWY STE A, BOCA RATON. If you plan to order using the app, use code 8WAKGKX to ensure your purchase supports AMSA.


Upcoming Events


  • 11/17 at 5:30pm: Join Research for an informational meeting on career pathways from Academia to Industry! This meeting will take place over Zoom (check Instagram or reach out to the Research team for Zoom link).
  • 11/18 at 6:00pm: Join Specialties in Medicine for a virtual trip overseas to experience attending medical school outside of the US! This meeting will be hosted by urologist and SGU grad, Dr. Devon Thomas. Please check Instagram or reach out to the Specialties in Medicine team for the Zoom link.
  • 11/23 at 6:30pm: Join Clinical Skills for a session on the mechanics of blood pressure and heart rate! For those ready to test for certification, don't miss your last chance of the semester! Meeting will be held in GS103.


Job Opportunities


Excel Medical


Excel Medical, a Clinical Trial company, is seeking a Clinical Trial recruiter either full time or part time, with pay starting at $17.00 an hour. For the full job description and more information, email Hannah (hwahba2019@fau.edu) or Saachi (smody2019@fau.edu)


Synergy Scribes


We have an incredible opportunity available to all pre-health students! Have you ever considered being a medical scribe? These amazing individuals assist physicians with clinical documentation and charting so that the physicians can focus more on optimizing the patient-physician relationship and also ensures proper, accurate documentation of every patient encounter. Synergy Scribes was founded in 2014 by CEO and President Nathaly Martinez, a former scribe herself! The company currently services the South Florida area from Wellington, FL to Miami, FL with clinics specializing in interventional radiology, wound care, podiatry, and many more! If you would like to learn more or are interested in applying, please visit the Synergy Scribes website: https://www.synergyscribes.com/.


Paying Dues


All AMSA dues must now be paid in full to continue attending AMSA events. Please pay dues through the AMSA National website, and choose whichever national due plan best fits your needs. For any other questions, contact Hannah (hwahba2019@fau.edu) or Srihith (snarahari2020@fau.edu).



Event Execution

 

For the Fall 2022 semester, AMSA will be holding in-person events. General Body Meetings and select interest group meetings will be hybrid, meaning you will have the option to join in-person or via Zoom. Just as in previous years, the point system that provides you with the opportunity to win an MCAT prep course is still in effect. The more events you attend, the more points you are awarded! 

 

 

COVID-19 Corner 

As a leading pre-health organization at FAU, we have a duty to do our part in enforcing public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to attend meetings in -person, please take into consideration the following suggestions: 

 

1.    Wear a face covering 

2.    Avoid bars, crowds, and large gatherings of people 

3.    Practice regular hand-washing

4.    If you have not already, consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccine!

 

Please do your part and set a good example for others to follow!

 


Interest Groups!

AMSA is divided into interest groups, each of which plan events related to their core mission. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to join any specific interest group. Below is a list of our current interest groups: 

·       Advocacy, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health in Medicine 

·       Clinical Skills 

·       Diversity in Medicine 

·       Exercise, Lifestyle and Nutrition in Medicine 

·       Fundraising 

·       International Outreach 

·       Marketing/Communications

·       Mental health in Medicine and Research 

·       Pre-Medical Affairs 

·       Records 

·       Research 

·       Specialties in Medicine 

·       Volunteering

 

 

The Princeton Review Partnership with AMSA!

We are happy to announce that we have continued our partnership with The Princeton Review, a leader in test preparation, for the 2022-2023 school year. Through this partnership, you will have access to many free resources and discounts to help you prepare for the MCAT or GRE. Visit the link below for our very own FAU AMSA page on their website. On this page, you will be able to access your 20% discounts on all of their prep options! If you have any questions about any of the prep options, feel free to contact Andrew Anglin at andrew.anglin@review.com, and he can provide more info!

www.princetonreview.com/amsafau


 

Mentor-Mentee Program! 

As a result of the positive feedback received from our general body last year, AMSA has decided to continue the popular Mentor-Mentee program. This initiative gives our members the opportunity to gain one-on-one mentorship from the officer team and remain informed about all the great opportunities offered by AMSA. The guidance you will receive from one of the officers is tailored to your specific needs as a pre-health student. In order to participate, you must be a paid local AMSA member. If you are interested in becoming a mentee for the spring semester, please fill out the interest form hereOnce we have verified your local membership, you will be assigned a mentor accordingly.


 

Standardized Patient Program! 

The Standardized Patient program is a great way to get volunteer hours in the College of Medicine by acting as a patient for medical students in a virtual environment. Benefits include volunteer hours that can help strengthen your graduate school application, direct interaction with the College of Medicine faculty and staff (gives insight on what to expect while attending graduate school while furthering your understanding in medicine and helping train future MDs). If you are interested in receiving information regarding attending future Standardized Patient dates, please fill out this interest form.

 


Social Media 

Stay updated about our upcoming events, enter to win social media challenges, and connect with other pre-health students! Follow us on social media!

·       Instagram: @AMSAFAU

·       Facebook: AMSA@FAU

·       Snapchat: @AMSAFAU

·       Owl Central: American Medical Student Association

 

If you have any comments or concerns, please submit them to our anonymous Suggestion Box.

 

For a special surprise, visit our new website (thank you Matthew) at https://amsafau.com/ and click ↑↑↓↓ ← →←→ b a on the homepage

 

Best,



Saachi Mody

smody2019@fau.edu

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Fitzpatrick Lab, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Vice President, American Medical Student Association 

Secretary, Indian Student Association

Event Coordinator, Active Minds at FAU

Event Coordinator, Students Demand Action at FAU