Join us virtually for AMWA’S 106th National Conference 

Join the pre-medical division as we launch our fourth student presentation sessions at this upcoming year’s annual conference! AMWA’s 106th annual meeting will be an all virtual conference held between March 25-28th, 2021!

We will be hosting various Pre-Medical Sessions including resume/CV reviews, mock interviews, hands-on workshops, and MORE!  More information on registration coming soon!


Premedical Agenda

**Updated Exhibitor Information Coming Soon. All times are in EST.
Although there are only two formal breaks in the schedule, we encourage that you take the time you need to eat and rest. You are welcome to come and go throughout the day.
Below are the premed-specific events. However, throughout the conference, you are welcome to join any other events in the main session that peak your interest!

Thursday, March 25, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 pm:
Exhibitor Hours

Friday, March 26, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 – 6:00 pm:
Exhibitor Hours

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 am, 5:00 – 6:00 pm:
Exhibitor Hours

Sunday, March 28, 2021
10:00-11:00: Emerging Ideas for AMWA Branches — Branch Presentations
11:00-11:50: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field — Robin West MD, Monica Pearl MD
12:00-12:50: Medicine as a Business — Taryn Rose MD, Leyda Bowes MD
1:00-1:15: BREAK
1:15-2:00: Explorations in Medicine — Martha Hernandez MD, Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez MD, Shannon Hawkins MD, PhD
2:00-2:50: Physician Panel — Tonia Farmer-Pitts MD, Laura Vater MD, MPH, Renée Rodriguez Paro MD, Fatima Fahs MD, Crystal Higginson MD
3:00-3:45: Emotional Intelligence in Medicine — Joann Farrell Quinn, PhD
3:45-4:00: BREAK
4:00-4:50: Medical Student Panel — Sabina Spigner, Alyssa Brown, Kelly Cheung, Rose Caston, Kamilah Evans
5:00-5:20: Specialties: GI/ERCP; Hepatobiliary surgery — Cindy Harris MD, Trang Nguyen MD
5:20-5:40: Specialties: ER/Toxicology; Anesthesiology — Kris Nanagas MD, Bui Tran MD
5:40-6:00: Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery; OB/GYN — Tosca Kinchelow MD, Kate Stampler MD
6:00-6:20: Specialties: Ophthalmology; ENT— Sara Wester MD, Nicole Klein MD
6:20-7:00: Two Doctor Families — Heather Williams MD, Charlotte Orr MD
7:00-8:00: Gap Year Panel — Bryn Vance, Arany Uthayakumar, Priyanka Pandey, Rachel Mernoff


Hot Topics

Explorations in Medicine

Dr. Beverly White




Dr. Shannon-Hawkins


Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field

Dr. Robin West


Dr. Monica Pearl


Medicine as a Business

Dr. Taryn Rose


Dr. Leyda Bowes


Emotional Intelligence in Medicine

Two Doctor Families

Specialty Presentations

Dr. Bui Tran


Dr. Cindy Harris


Dr. Trang Nguyen
Hepatobiliary surgery


Dr. Tosca Kinchelow
Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Kris Nanagas


Dr. Sara Wester




Physician Panel

Dr. Crystal Higginson


Dr. Tonia Farmer Pitts


Dr. Fatima Fahs


Dr. Laura Vater


Dr. Renée Rodriguez Paro



Medical Student Panel

Rose Caston


Kamilah Evans


Kelly Cheung


Sabina Spigner


Alyssa Brown

Gap Year Panel

Bryn Elise Vance


Priyanka Pandey


Rachel Mernoff



Applications for Student Poster Presentations Open Now!

Pre-Medical Student Presentations:

Are you a working in a research lab, involved in an outside organization that helped you as a pre-medical student, or participating in advocacy work? Tell us about your experience! This is a great opportunity for you to share your personal involvement with other AMWA members from across the country.
Submission categories include but are not limited to: Clinical care – best practices, Clinical care – case study, Research – human subjects (clinical), Research – bench, advocacy, etc.

The application is the same for premedical and medical students, please click here and follow the directions provided. Due November, 2020.


Applications for Branch Presentations Open Now!

Pre-Medical Branch Presentations
Branch Presentations applications for pre-medical students are open now! These presentations are designed for student(s) to share their branch activity with other conference attendees. Whether you are just starting as a branch or have been approved for a long time, please share your chapter ideas and current activity.

Topics include but are not limited to: mentoring initiatives, monthly activities, charity involvement, fundraising events, etc.

IMPORTANT! For the Branch Presentations, presentations will be required to be presented in a digital format. Your presentation will be a PowerPoint file consisting of approximately 5 slides. You must be available to present during your assigned time in order to be eligible. You will be assigned a 10-minute time slot to present (approximately 6 – 7 minutes for your presentation & 2 – 3 minutes for questions). Another email regarding timeslots and further instructions will be sent out to those who are accepted at a later time.

Submission Guidelines:
*Limit of two presenters per presentation
*All branch member names/presenters should be listed.
*Submitting author must be available to present at the conference
*Provide a 400-word description of the presentation.
*Changes to your submission will not be accepted
*Formatting: at least text size 24

The application is due on February 7th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. To apply, please click here.

Pre-Medical Branch and Student Awards

AMWA Conference Fee Waiver: Please find here the application form for the 2021 conference fee waiver.

Applicants MUST be current National Premedical AMWA members and NOT already registered for the 2021 AMWA LEADS National Virtual Meeting.

This scholarship will provide free registration to the 2021 AMWA LEADS National Virtual Meeting (March 25th-28th) for 18 selected applicants. To qualify, you must be a National AMWA member. For more information about the National Meeting, visit You will be notified by January 15th if you are selected as a scholarship recipient.

This application is due by December 31st, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT. Please direct all questions to

Exhibitor Registration



Virtual exhibit: $550 (for profit), $300 (non-profit)

Virtual exhibits will be launched 4 weeks prior to the meeting and will remain on the virtual meeting page after the meeting. Each exhibit will include:

  • A short video or graphic
  • Up to 3 links to program or product information
  • Scheduled optional opportunities to present to meeting attendees (exhibitors to use their own zoom accounts)
    • Thursday 2pm-4pm
    • Friday 11am-12pm, 5pm-6pm
    • Saturday 10:30am-11:30am, 5pm-6pm

Questions? E-mail

Program Ad Information

(please submit prior to Feb 15, 2021)

Program Book Ad (quarter page)
Program Book Ad (half page)
Program Book Ad (full page)
Digital Bag Insert $200
Meeting mobile app banner ad $300

Specs for program book ad:

Full Page: trim = 8.38 in x 10.75 in, live = 7.88 in x 10.25 in, bleed = 8.63 in x 11 in
Half Page: live = 7.88 in x 5 in
Quarter Page: live = 3.5 in x 5 in

All advertisements and exhibitor registrations will occur through our registration portal.

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Chau and Kaylee Travis, the 2020-2021 Premedical Co-Conference Chairs at

We hope to see you there!