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!



 Upcoming Events

 

09/27 at 6:30pmJoin Pre-Medical Affairs for a fun night of trivia and learning! Come out and get to know fellow AMSA members, learn about upcoming pre-medical affairs events planned for the Fall Semester, learn about the medical school application process, and compete for the chance to win a prize! Meet us in GS-101.


09/29 at 6:30pm- Mental Health and Medicine in Research will be discussing "A Proactive Approach to Mental Health"! Come learn about common forms of academic stress, and how to stop procrastinating. This event will be in GS-103.

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09/30 at 5:30pm- Research invites you all to join their first event - an introduction to the field of research and how to find a mentor. If you're interested in finding research, this is a great way to get started! You'll find the research team in GS-103.


*The location of these events may change from the rooms listed above. Prior to attending an event, check the AMSA Instagram for the most updated room and event information.



General Body Meeting #1

 

Thanks to everyone who attended our first general body meeting last Wednesday! Please feel free to provide us with feedback using the Anonymous Tip Box below! We hope to see all of you at our upcoming AMSA events this week!


Additionally, we hope everyone enjoyed the presentation on our Princeton Review partnership from Andrew Anglin! For any Princeton Review related questions, check the designated section below for contact information.



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. More information about our interest groups will be shared at the first General Body Meeting. 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.

 

 

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