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AMWA PATH Newsletter
March 14, 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:

Baltimore: Johns-Hopkins: March 18 2022
Las Vegas: UNLV: March 26 2022
Athens: AU/MCG @UGA: April 2022
Baton Rouge/New Orleans: May 2022 
Lake Charles: June 2022
Tacoma: Summer 2022
San Diego: USD/UCSD/SCSD: Summer 2022
Milwaukee: Summer 2022
Los Angeles: UCLA DGSOM: Summer 2022

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 PATH research committee is currently working on brainstorming and developing new ideas for studies. One future endeavor will be to redesign the Redcap survey for the LIFT education curriculum. Another possible future project will focus on retrospective assessment of our LIFT and Sustain attendees to assess proficiency. We are also continuing our efforts to connect with HEAL leaders and discuss future study ideas. The current chair of the committee is Minka Gil and the assistant co-chair is Imaima Casubhoy.

Prior 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.
The public relations subcommittee has welcomed Jessica Poirier as their new student leader. Jessica is a Canadian IMG interested in going into primary care. If you are interested in joining the public relations team, email

The education subcommittee has recently finished creating new curriculum content to add to our existing LIFT training. Keep an eye out for more information about this in the coming weeks! If you are interested in joining the research, advocacy, or education please email

To join any of the above committees, please email


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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Leadership Opportunities

At this time AMWA-PATH is recruiting students/residents for:
  • LIFT coordinators: Volunteer Duties: 3.5 hour commitment per LIFT event (day of communications, panelists check in, running the zoom platform during the LIFT training, as well as assisting facilitator/lecturer with time management and monitoring chat/Q&A
PATH Student Interest Group is recruiting:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Public Relations
  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising
Please fill out this form if you are interested in applying for a PATH Student Interest Group leadership position. The new deadline will be Sunday March 27th at 5pm PST. The positions will transition into new leadership in May 2022. Ideally the new leadership will give a two year commitment (until May 2024). 



The AMWA Gift Campaign is an opportunity for you to gift an AMWA physician membership to a friend, colleague, or mentor. This is our way of thanking you for your valued membership. You or the nominated individual may submit information at between now and the end of the year.

The Traveling Stethoscope FUNdraiser is a peer-to-peer campaign that allows you to raise funds for initiatives within AMWA that you are most passionate about. Whether you are active in a branch or a committee or committed to our overall mission, we encourage you to participate in this fundraiser.

Help End Labor Trafficking Campaign. 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 to help AMWA-PATH educate physicians and other healthcare professionals about labor trafficking.

PATH will be launching a special campaign for April--Sexual Assault Awareness month. More to follow in our next newsletter!



End human trafficking t-shirts still available for purchase and can be found at AMWA PATH T-Shirt Fundraiser


Student Spotlight 

The March Student Spotlight highlights Minka Gill. Minka Gill is an MS1 at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is the chair of the AMWA PATH Research group and is also involved in the AMWA Gun Violence Prevention Group and IU's Medical Students for a Sustainable Future student interest group. Outside of AMWA, Minka enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and student outreach clinics. Her favorite part about AMWA PATH is how passionate everyone is in their anti-trafficking efforts and advocating for improved trauma-informed care.


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.

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Rebecca Song

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