AMWA's student division grows and advances only through the efforts of dedicated student leaders like you! Each national leadership position varies greatly with respect to responsibility and time commitment, however, each requires a passion for advancing women in medicine, as well as excitement for and dedication to AMWA.
Please review the positions available, as well as the election and application process. Also feel free to contact us or the person who currently holds the position in which you are interested. AMWA is your organization and we invite you to shape its future!
Applicants must be national AMWA members that are healthcare-affiliated students at the medical and/or graduate level. All applicants must be able to attend the leadership kickoff meeting(s) held at the Annual Meeting.
Applications for the 2013-2014 elections have closed. Please check back for information about next year's elections.
- National and regional leaders are elected by vote each year at the AMWA Annual Meeting. All positions will be open for election with the exception of President, which will be filled by the outgoing President-Elect.
- Each student present at the annual national meeting will have one vote for each leadership position, with the exception of the current (outgoing) President and President-Elect. There will be no voting by proxy and no absentee voting
- A brief message from each candidate will be printed in election materials. Candidates for executive roles will also have the opportunity to make a 2-minute speech. (The time limit will be strictly enforced!) Elections for executive roles will take place first. Results will be announced before elections continue. Those who do not win are strongly encouraged to run for Regional Director or Chair positions of interest. Results for Regional Director and Chair positions will be announced promptly after voting concludes.
- The terms of leadership will be from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting
The positions of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Directors (Regions 1 through 9), Advocacy Chair, Awards Chair, Conference Chair (2), External Relations Chair, Global Health Chair (2), Programs Chair, and Recruitment Chair will be elected at the Annual Meeting. These positions and their responsibilities are described below. All national and regional leaders are also required to attend conference calls (8-10 per year) and answer all emails received at the appropriate @amwa-student.org email account.
The online application is not currently available. Please check back in the upcoming months to apply.
National leaders include:
- Executive Committee: President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer
- Committee Chairs: Advocacy, Awards, Conference, External Relations, Global Health, Program, and Recruitment Chairs
- Immediate Past President
Regional leaders consist of one Regional Director from each region, as follows:
- Region 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT
- Region 2 - NJ and NY
- Region 3 - DE, MD, PA, VA, and DC
- Region 4 - FL, GA, NC, and SC
- Region 5 - AL, LA, MS, TN, and the Caribbean
- Region 6 - IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, and WI
- Region 7 - AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, and SD
- Region 8 - AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, TX, UT, WY
- Region 9 - AK, CA, HI, OR, and WA
National and regional leaders comprise the Student Division (formerly the Student Scholarships and Loans Committee). National and regional leaders are responsible for ensuring that all national leadership objectives are achieved. National and regional leaders may be dismissed at the discretion of the President if they miss more than three conference calls.
All leadership roles include the following bulleted responsibilities, but are by no means limited to them. All leadership roles also include responsibility for answering all emails received at the appropriate @amwa-student.org email account and attending scheduled conference calls (8-10 per year).
- Serve on the AMWA Board of Directors and attend the AMWA Interim and Annual Meetings
- Chair the Student Division
- Maintain communication with AMWA headquarters; national, regional, and local leaders; and other key partners. Provide strategic guidance for the student division and larger organization. Support and inspire student leadership
- Serve as President the following year
- Attend the AMWA Interim and Annual Meetings
- Maintain communication with national, regional, and local leaders and other key partners
- Supervise maintenance of all forms of AMWA student internet presence
- Coordinate national and regional elections at the Annual Meeting
- Attend the AMWA Annual Meeting
- Work with Recruitment Chairs and Regional Directors to coordinate the collection of local branch leadership information at the beginning of each academic year
- Compile and send out the monthly Student Newsflash
- Schedule, set agendas, and take minutes for monthly conference calls
- Attend the AMWA Annual Meeting
- Oversee national fundraising and grant-writing
- Liaise with AMWA headquarters to track student funds
- Work with Awards Chair to disburse scholarships and grants
- Serve on the physician Policy and Advocacy Committee
- Identify relevant opportunities to lobby and raise awareness on behalf of AMWA and the issues and policies supported by AMWA
- Publicize, coordinate efforts to select, and notify recipients of AMWA awards, scholarships, and branch and regional grants
- Maintain a close working relationship with the Treasurer
Conference Chair (2)
- Serve on the physician Conference Planning Committee
- Coordinate with AMWA headquarters to plan the Annual Meeting student track content and logistics, as well as accommodations for student attendees
- Work with the Treasurer to coordinate grant-writing to subsidize costs
External Relations Chair
- Maintain and establish contact with other medical student organizations; renegotiate Memorandums of Understanding; organize cross-advertising
- Work with Recruitment Chair to create materials (flyers, presentations, etc.) and organize advertising to recruit new AMWA members
- Identify opportunities to increase awareness of AMWA within medicine and the general public
Global Health Chair (2 - one of whom will be selected from current Anne C. Carter fellows)
- Serve on the physician Global Outreach Committee
- Identify ways that AMWA can contribute to Millennium Development Goals
- Organize all aspects of the Anne C. Carter Fellowship
- Develop international rotation opportunities for AMWA members with AWHS
- Create project kits to allow successful branch programs to be replicated across the nation
- Maintain the Branch Programs Handbook
- Contribute national event reminders and branch programming ideas to the Student Newsflash
- Coordinate all aspects of new membership recruitment each fall
- Organize all AMWA promotional item requests; coordinate item distribution
- Nurture the development of new local branches and continue enrichment of existing local branches
- Update and maintain region’s local leadership contact information
- Organize new branches at medical schools that do not have an active branch
- Hold a regional conference, regional retreat, or other event at some point in the year with the help of the Regional Event Grant.
- Generate and distribute a quarterly regional student newsletter