The mission of our Global Health division is to connect AMWA student members with resources for service and advocacy in global health.
According to the World Health Organization, Global Health implies “consideration of the health needs of the people of the whole planet above the concerns of particular nations.” We at AMWA Global Health are committed to empowering women medical students to aid underserved communities throughout the world and to advocate for better health practices in any community where there is a need.
AMWA is dedicated to advancing women in medicine and to improving women’s health via advocacy for women in the legal, social, and educational realms. AMWA provides a voice and an outlet for future female physicians to make an impact on their role as professionals within the national healthcare system. AMWA also seeks to serve as a means through which future physicians can advocate for the health and well-being of patients, especially the unique concerns of women.
AMWA is developing an online exhibition, Faces of AMWA, to chronicle the achievements of notable AMWA members past and present. Be involved and receive credit as a contributor! We need your help to research the personal lives and professional accomplishments of these inspiring women physician-leaders!
- Recognition at AMWA Annual Meeting
- Name listing as contributing researcher for the exhibit
- Interest in the history of AMWA and women in medicine
- Commitment to writing a one-page biographical sketch of historic female physicans, with appropriate citations.
All work will be computer-based and can be done from home or your campus library. Would you like to be involved? Please contact our National Student Program Chair for more information!
Be One Teach One (BOTO) motivates young girls to reach their personal, educational, and professional goals through mentorship, monthly workshops, and small group discussions. BOTO creates a safe, nurturing, and challenging atmosphere where participants can freely explore and develop their interests in medicine and science. BOTO was first developed and implemented by students Risa Siegel and Siatta Dunbar at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem in 2008-2009.
Are you interested in starting your own Be One Teach One project? AMWA’s BOTO project kit contains EVERYTHING you need! Please request the BOTO Project Kit by email from the National Student Program Chair.
- Project Proposal
- Risk & Consent Form
- Outreach Log
- Participant Log
- Certificate of Participation
- Participant Survey
- Items to Get Donated
- Sponsor Solicitation Letter
- Sponsor Thank-You Letter
- AGENDAS & PRESENTATIONS
- Heart & Lung Anatomy
- Nutrition & Health Promotion
- Stressors & Coping
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Careers in Medicine
You can modify these documents to suit your needs. The original BOTO program consisted of a series of 2-hour workshops, with each workship including a 45 minute interactive lecture followed by an activity to reinforce what was presented. Each workshop was attended by approximately 50 female high school students, 5-7 female medical student volunteers, and a faculty member who delivered the lecture.
Have fun, and thanks for getting involved in Be One Teach One!