Applications for the 2016-2017 National Conference Co-Chair position are now being accepted!

Conference Chairs:

  • Coordinate with AMWA headquarters to plan the Annual Meeting Student Division content and logistics as well as accommodations for student attendees.
  • Serve on the AMWA Conference Planning Committee.
  • Work with the Treasurer to coordinate grant-writing to subsidize costs.


Applicants must:

  • Be national AMWA members currently enrolled in medical school
  • Be attending medical school or conducting research in or near San Francisco, the host city of the 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Be familiar with the host city for conference planning

Leadership terms and rules:

The terms of Chairship will be from 2016 Annual Meeting to 2017 Annual Meeting, preceded by a period as Chairs-Designate from Appointment to 2016 Annual Meeting. All applicants must be able to:

  • Attend the entire duration of the 2016 Annual Meeting and the 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Attend monthly telephone conference calls.
  • Answer all emails received at the appropriate email account during chairship.

Application process:

Your completed application consists of the following components submitted online:

  • Contact information
  • Statement of Interest to include the following:
    1. A self evaluation discussing qualifications for a conference chair
    2. Reasons you would like to serve in this position
    3. Vision for the Annual Meeting and how you would accomplish it (≤500 words)
  • Biosketch (≤200 words)
  • Photo (passport sized, white background)
  • CV

The complete online application is due by Nov 16th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

Please note the Selection Committee will be convening right after the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Two applicants will be selected to serve as our AMWA national conference chairs for the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
  • This highly esteemed position offers you the opportunity to demonstrate and apply the breadth of talents you possess. Given that the chairs will play a vital part of our biggest event of the year, the chairs-designate will be supported with one-on-one mentorship to further refine their leadership skills.

Appointment will be announced no later than Dec 2nd, 2015.

For any questions, please email our President-Elect, Samia Osman, at