Amalia Bay

Modeling after my efforts as the president of The Alpert Medical School’s (AMS) AMWA branch, I’d like to see a more unified community in the region. At Brown I found common ground through which AMWA could work harmoniously with other initiatives to support women in medicine. With the support of my fellow AMWA leaders, our branch held a comprehensive calendar of events which led to growth in participation. As mentorship chair of the AMS Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) I facilitated the connection with AMWA for Latinx History Month to create a platform for conversations on student and physician empowerment to speak up about unjust care for women. Together the groups hosted a movie screening followed by an impassioned discussion on the continued concern for reproductive rights, particularly in the current political climate. Furthermore, I created a mentorship program at a local underserved public middle school to support students URiM. Open to all students, the program aims to reduce the intersectional systemic issues that add to the already difficult burden for women in medicine. I’d love to bring bright minds together across the region to create more spaces for supporting women in medicine and creating innovations for systemic problems.

Region 1 consists of the following states: CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI.

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