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 Afternoon 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!



First General Body Meeting

Join us this Wednesday, January 25th, at 6:00pm for our first general body meeting of the semester! We will be providing important club updates and hosting a medical student panel with students from FAU's medical school, who are happy to answer any questions you may have about applying and their experience in medical school! We hope to see you all there!


Upcoming Events

01/23 - Join Diversity in Medicine at 6:30pm for a guest discussion with Dr. Alex Ramos-Garcia, a pediatrician from Puerto Rico who did her residency at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital! Dr. Alex will answer misconceptions about the medical field! Zoom link here:


Join Zoom Meeting

https://fau-edu.zoom.us/j/5712002183?pwd=RkxZM01TTEplSVQ4N3pwS3FpcGVYZz09


Meeting ID: 571 200 2183

Passcode: Fau2223


01/27 - Join Volunteering at 6:00pm for a card making event! Write kind messages to healthcare workers for their continuous effort towards helping the community! Check Instagram for location.


Pre-Med Guest Lecture


AMSA is proud to announce a guest talk from Dr. Edward Dauer, a member of UM's Department of Biomedical Engineering and a UM Trustee. Please look to attend on January 30th from 5-6 PM for an enriching discussion on the medical school process! Check Instagram for location updates.


If you plan to attend, please complete this form.



Job Opportunities



Delray Medical Center

As part of a partnership with FAU, the Delray Medical Center is seeking a committed to medicine and research. This position will involve working with a team of emergency and geriatric medical professionals to test a method aiming to improve safety and prevent fall injuries in geriatric populations. Location will vary from in the emergency department, at subjects' houses, and remote tasks, and assistants will work to enroll and assist patients through the study process. Salary is $14.00 - $16.00 an hour. To apply, please contact Christophe at csaintpierre2019@fau.edu


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