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AMWA PATH Newsletter
May 9, 2022

Table of Contents

  • Education Events
  • Committee Updates
  • Leadership
  • Campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Student Spotlight
  • AMWA Membership
Updates can be forwarded to for inclusion in future newsletters. 

Education Events

AMWA-PATH is working with many different schools and areas to plan LIFT Trainings. If you are interested in bringing this free CME-accredited training to your institution, please reach out to with proposed dates and locations. Some upcoming LIFT events are:

UCSD San Diego, CA. June 22--Virtual--3pm
UGA/MCG Athens, GA. August 20--Virtual--9am
Milwaukee, WI: Summer 2022 Virtual
UCLA DGSOM Los Angeles, CA: August 2022--Virtual
Tacoma, WA: Summer 2022--Virtual
UNLV-SNA Las Vegas, NV: Fall 2022--Virtual

Details of future LIFT events including time and registration will be posted on the AMWA-PATH Social Media pages when they become available.


Committee Updates

The LIFT curriculum was revised for the third time, and updated to include the most accurate data and care practices for anti-trafficking in healthcare. The LIFT training is AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited curriculum for healthcare professionals.

Prior PATH Research Projects:

  • The Impact of Human Trafficking Training on Health Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes was published in April/May in the Journal of Medical Education & Curricular Development (Sarah Hofer, Emily Anderson, Sahar Caravan, Dr. Geynisman)
  • Jennifer Talbot is working on a national Surrey of US Medical Schools regarding human trafficking curriculum. 
  • A manuscript that assess training of surgical residents regarding human trafficking is being finalized by Sneha Aidasani 
  • The Physician Resilience project is in the statistical analysis stage. Researchers are working on developing and honing the manuscript with the target journal being the JAMA network open.

Please email if you are interested in joining the research subcommittee.


The AMWA-PATH student group is very excited to announce the new cohort of student leaders who will begin their term on June 1, 2022:

  • President- Zara Siddiqui 
  • Vice President- Madeline Monken
  • Advocacy Committee Chair- Victoria Addis
  • Assistant Advocacy Committee Chair- Gabriella Tangkilisan
  • Education Committee Chair- Emelyn Zaworski
  • Assistant Education Committee Chair- Analine Delgado
  • Public Relations Committee Chair- Anu Verma
  • Fundraising Committee Chair- Meredith McCue
  • Assistant Fundraising Committee Chair - Abigail Martinez

Please reach out to current student interest group president Rachel Geiser with any questions at


Help End Labor Trafficking Campaign:
Support Anti-Labor Trafficking Education for Healthcare Students and Professionals. 
Labor trafficking is all around us but often goes under-recognized and has been reported in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Healthcare professionals have an important role in ending labor trafficking by recognizing signs and symptoms of exploitation and providing support for these patients.

Please donate at or the QR code below to help AMWA-PATH educate physicians and other healthcare professionals about labor trafficking.


Wear your support by ordering T-shirts at AMWA PATH T-Shirt FundraiserAll proceeds go toward AMWA-PATH's mission to train healthcare providers about human trafficking.

We're close to hitting our goal- all thanks to your efforts! We count on supporters like you to help us grow our campaign. 

AMWA Membership

AMWA-PATH is an initiative of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), and encourages its members to support our initiative by becoming a member of AMWA! There are countless opportunities for leadership and involvement in initiatives on gender equity, women's health, and public health issues like the opioid epidemic and gun violence.  Students and residents are able to join for a one-time fee that lasts the entirety of medical school or residency, and is accompanied by valuable member discounts for board prep, scrubs and white coats, legal triage, and merchants that more than pay for your membership.

Use the special discount code "PATH" to get 15% off first-time membership here.

Student Spotlight Special Edition:

Reflection from President and VP of AMWA-PATH Student Interest Group 

This month marks the end of a two and a half year term for current student president Rachel Geiser and current student vice president Angela Harbour. To reflect on their time in these positions, they wanted to share some experiences from working with PATH physicians and students over the past few years.


Student President Rachel Geiser (pictured left):

It's hard to put into words how much my time as the AMWA-PATH president means to me. It's been incredible to have been able to form so many mentorship relationships with female physicians and medical students who have eagerly guided me through many obstacles in my professional life (and two who wrote me letters of recommendations). I didn't get into medical school until my third cycle, but with support and encouragement from my team I kept applying. The week before one of my medical school interviews, two PATH medical students (and our former PATH administrative assistant) spent hours helping me prepare. Getting to plan and help execute a LIFT training, only to work on the LIFT curriculum revision a few years later, taught me so much about our role as future physicians in the fight against human trafficking. I have been blown away by the passion, dedication, and determination that every physician, medical student, and any other PATH member has demonstrated. As for my next steps, I graduate today from Arizona State University with my Masters in the Science of Healthcare Delivery, and in July I'll start medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix. I plan to remain involved in PATH as a general member of the student interest group.

Student Vice President Angela Harbour (pictured right):

With the growth of AMWA-PATH and the major interest shown by students nationwide, the previous senior students approached me to take on the role of Student VP with the pilot AMWA-PATH Student Interest Group. Eagerly, I accepted this position as I knew it would allow me to grow personally and professionally. AMWA-PATH has exponentially heightened my medical school experience. Participating in the conjoined comradery of women around the country (and sometimes the world) who come together for an intention of serving this vulnerable population through education and advocacy, has given me purpose during my medical training. AMWA-PATH has allowed me to find the joy in community through participation in monthly meetings, mentorships, fundraisers, LIFT training events, and research projects. As my time of Student VP comes to an end, I cannot thank AMWA-PATH for my professional growth as I finish my medical school training. I plan to pursue a residency in internal medicine and hope to continue serving as a member in AMWA-PATH as a physician in the years to come.

Rachel and Angie are excited to see how their successors thrive in these positions and will be cheering them on every step of the way!

About the Newsletter

This is a monthly series in research and advocacy news summaries created by the PATH residents and medical students. Newsletters will feature brief breakdowns on recent scholarly publications and policy changes as well as highlighting PATH member efforts and upcoming events.

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