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American Medical Women's Association at Berkeley

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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Support the American Medical Women's Association at Berkeley!

In 1915, at a time when women physicians were an underrepresented minority and in need of cooperative action by women in medicine, AMWA became the first national organization of women physicians. AMWA entered the political arena on behalf of women physicians fighting for policy reform that resulted in career advancement and leadership roles for women doctors. 

AMWA Berkeley is a local undergraduate branch that is part of the National AMWA framework! We seek to empower our members by giving a loving and supportive platform for voices to be heard and transform ideas into realities. We love to discuss topics of women in medicine, women’s health, and gender equity. As a professional and community service organization, AMWA Berkeley offers opportunities for mentorship, professional development, volunteering, and support for individuals interested in healthcare careers. The Berkeley branch of AMWA has both chapter-wide events and specific committees for individuals to thrive and work toward what they’re passionate about. 

We operate through 5 committees: Gender and Sexual Health, Cancer and Womxn's Health, Childhood Nutrition and Education, Diversity in Medicine, and Mental Health. As a part of these committees, members are able to focus their efforts into planning events and campaigns to support or raise awareness for the topics that they are most passionate about. 

Left: Diversity in Medicine Committee Members making posters / Right: Childhood Nutrition and Education committee members at a local farmer's market

As the largest pre-medical organization on campus and the largest undergraduate AMWA chapter, AMWA Berkeley has been able to support thousands of female-identifying pre-medical students on their journeys. Your support will go directly towards funding programs and events that will allow our members to develop professionally and support the advancement of women's health. These include our annual pre-health symposium during which physicians, medical students, and various Berkeley pre-health organizations all come together to support the pre-health community, and funding events and programs related to member development (such as our Big-Little mentorship program and our end-of-semester banquet). This year, we are also partnering with the Society of Women in Medicine at UCSF to match AMWA members with UCSF medical students mentors. For our mentorship meetup event, we would need to allocate funds to securing suturing kits, as well as UCSF’s Anatomy lab and ultrasound machine, so that Berkeley undergraduate students can gain insight on what it’s like to pursue higher education in medicine.

The funds will also go to our committees and will be used to support committee specific goals, such as putting together care packages for the pediatric oncology unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, hosting Period Drives and bake sales where all donations and profits are donated to the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center, sharing nutritional recipes with the Berkeley Farmers Market and local elementary schools, providing mentorship to Berkeley High School students, promoting mental health on campus through wellness tabling, and many more projects driven by the creative freedom and passions of committee members.

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We greatly appreciate any and all support and we look forward to dedicating your generosity towards empowering women in healthcare! Thank you so much!

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Our way
of Thanking You


Shoutout at AMWA Banquet

We'll honor our donors through a donor-wall spotlighted at our end-of-semester Banquet!

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Estimated Delivery: May 2023


Social Media Shoutout

We'll shout out our amazing donors through our AMWA Instagram page!

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Handwritten Thank You Note

A handwritten thank-you note written and signed by AMWA members!

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