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AMWA PATH Newsletter
June 5, 2021

Table of Contents

  • Education Events
  • Committee Updates
  • AMWA Membership
  • Student Spotlight
  • Raffle Flyer
Updates can be forwarded to for inclusion in future newsletters. 
Education Events
This summer, AMWA-PATH is bringing 5 interns on board to provide support for the fall & winter LIFT Trainings. If you are interested in bringing this free, CME-accredited training to your institution please reach out to by June 14th with proposed dates and locations. 

On Friday August 6th at 9a, Dr. Aarti Vala will be leading a virtual LIFT Training for New York City; registration is available here. Our team is working closely with a team in Shreveport, Louisiana to plan an in person event that will be streamed virtually to the surrounding communities. Details including date, time, & registration will be included in the July Newsletter, and will be posted on the AMWA-PATH Social Media pages when they become available. 

Committee Updates

The Research Committee is currently led by Julia Lai and Minka Gill, who recently took over for Emily Anderson and Sneha Aidasani. Right now they're researching human trafficking knowledge among physicians. Fill out this survey to participate.

The Fundraising Committee is currently hosting a raffle in order to support the work that AMWA-PATH does. Raffle prizes include a FIGS scrubs gift card, a personalized Littmann Stethoscope, a personalized embroidered Medelita Scrub Set, and more. To see all the items you can win by buying a raffle ticket, check here! Please help us promote this raffle by sharing the flyer attached to this email. All proceeds go to helping us continue to host free Learn to Identify and Fight Trafficking (LIFT) trainings.

To join any of the above committees, please email

AMWA Membership

AMWA-PATH is an initiative of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), and encourages it's 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

The June Student Spotlight is Hunza Ahmad. She is a medical graduate (class of 2019), a mother, a wife, and a researcher. She currently participates in research with the University of Texas, Houston, department of Anesthesiology. She is also a full-time mom of a six-year-old and a 3-month-old. She plans to apply for residency this fall in primary care. She enjoys volunteering her time in different activities, such as with AMWA-PATH and the local women’s shelter. She also enjoys spending time with family hiking, going on picnics, and playing video games. She loves to try challenging recipes for dinner and dessert. 

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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