Welcome to the American Medical Student Association! AMSA Club Advisor Alice Sima, M.S. Program Director Pre-Professional Health Programs Liaison for Faculty Advising, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Meet The Board PRESIDENT: Raabiah Ali • • • • Major: Health Sciences Year: Senior Hobby: Scrapbooking Interesting fact: I played soccer for 10 years and I am the youngest of 4 brothers Meet The Board VICE PRESIDENT: Sandya George • • • • Major: Biology Year: Senior Hobby: Random projects and coloring Interesting Fact: I love Marvel movies, especially Iron Man Meet The Board SECRETARY: Baroosh Durrani • • • • Major: Health Sciences Year: Junior Hobby: Binge-watching TV shows Interesting Fact: Love traveling! Been to 10 countries around the world Meet The Board TREASURER: Shahab “Shabeeb” Kazi • Major: Health Sciences • Year: Junior • Hobby: Sports and car enthusiast • Interesting Fact: Dr. King and I share a birthday so my birthday is a national holiday Meet The Board Volunteer Coordinator: Veronica Adamiak • • • • Major: Biology Year: Junior Hobby: Running Interesting Fact: I would like to be a neonatologist, and I have never met anyone that wants to be the same doctor as me! Meet The Board Volunteer Coordinator: Brett Kosowski • • • • Major: Biology Year: Senior Hobby: Playing Guitar Interesting Fact: I’m an avid LSU football fan Meet The Board Public Relations Officer: Nasiha Asad • • • • • Major: Biology Minor: Spanish Year: Senior Hobby: Baking and Running Interesting Fact: I can play 3 instruments Meet The Board STUDENT GOVERNMENT LIASON: Jermeen El-Zabet • Major: Biology • Minor: Psychology • Year: Senior • Hobby: Poetry • Interesting Fact: Visited China for a month Meet The Board Public Relations Officer: Azfar Ali • • • • Major: Biology Year: Senior Hobby: Reading, working out, gaming Interesting Fact: Raabiah Ali is my cousin! Attendance This year, we are using QR Codes to track your attendance! • No more paper sign-ins unless absolutely necessary! • If you don't have a cellphone or can't get the app, there will still be paper sign-ins • Easier to track sign-ins and points • Download a QR Scanner application on your Smartphone or Tablet How this will work: • Please download a “QR Code Reader” app Every week, we will give you a new code • Scan this with your app • Today’s Code: • You should see this: Fill it out, submit and you’re done! Local Membership Local dues: • Pay in-person: $20/year or $10/sem • • • cash or check made payable to Benedictine University AMSA Attach with membership form Pay online: $21/year or $11/sem • Credit/debit card Benefits of Local Membership • BenU AMSA T-shirt • Graduation cords (for active senior members only) • 20% discount on Princeton Review MCAT prep & tutoring • Food at select meetings & events • Certificate of completion (for active members only) Active Members are those who: • Attend 4 of the 8 general body meetings (bare minimum) • 2 Volunteer Events/sem. • 1 off-campus • 1 on-campus • 4 AMSA-related events/sem. • vitals workshop, A.S.A.P., blood drive, evening events, AMSA-advertised events (on or off campus) • Accumulate a total of 20 points following our point system: _ Event Point Value General Body Meeting 1 Volunteer Event 2 Event 3 National Membership • Dues: $75 for the length of your premedical career Shows commitment to medical field during HSRC interviews and Medical school admissions process • Benefits: • • • • • • • Stackable 10% discount on Kaplan MCAT Program Stackable $500 discount on Kaplan Summer Intensive Programs Kaplan printed out and digital MCAT in a box flashcard set ($49.99 value) Enrolled in Foundations of Biochemistry Self-Paced Online Course ($499 value) Steadman’s Online Dictionary ($49.50 Value) Many more benefits! Find them all at www.amsa.org/members/benefits Mentorship Program • • • Juniors and Seniors choose a 1st or 2nd year medical student mentor from Midwestern University Freshmen and Sophomores choose a Junior or Senior mentor from Benedictine Sign-ups to become a mentor or mentee are open to everyone • • • • • • • We are looking for freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior mentees a well as junior and senior mentors Sign-up online at our website Deadline: 9/23 Great resume builder for junior and senior mentors Great resource for freshmen and sophomores regarding class schedules, grades, pre-med timeline, etc. Great resource for juniors and seniors regarding the application and admissions process Apply online at our website Informational Meeting Next Tuesday, September 15th at 5pm in Birck 218 Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program (ASAP) • • • • Mission: To educate and inform middle school students about the physiological effects of harmful substances Presentations and Organ Demonstrations Coordinators: Jonathan Bell, Nasiha Asadullah, Kelsie Winger Interested in presenting? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Informational Meeting on September 18 at 11am in Kindlon 164 Sign-up Sheets are in the front Vitals Workshop • • Monthly events You will learn: • • • • • How to take vitals Emergency care Case studies and how to assess the situation Events are proctored by certified EMT’s Contact Ajay Pius for more information Full-Length Practice MCAT at Benedictine AMSA & The Princeton Review is hosting a full-length paper & pencil MCAT exam Saturday, September 12th in Birck 007 9am – 4:30pm Register online through the BenU AMSA website Volunteer Events for September • Young Hearts for Life at Benedictine University • Friday, September 11th • • • Friday, September 18th • • • 3 volunteers needed from 11:30 - 1:30pm 1 volunteer needed 1:30pm-3:45pm 3 volunteers needed from 11:30 - 1:30pm 1 volunteer needed 1:30pm-3:45pm BenU AMSA and ROTARACT at Feed My Starving Children on Friday, September 25th 2:30 – 4:30pm in Aurora (see website for more information) Sign-up sheets are in the front Calendar of Events • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 9/12: Full-Length Practice MCAT by The Princeton Review 9am – 4:30pm in Birck 007. Register online. 9/15: Midwestern Medical Student panel at 5:00 pm in Birck 218 9/18: A.S.A.P Informational meeting and mock presentation at 11am in Kindlon 164 9/19: Pre-SOMA conference at Marian University from 8:30 a.m.—5 p.m. Registration ends tomorrow. Register online. 9/22: Naturopathic Medical Student Presentation GBM 9/25: FMSC Volunteer Event in Aurora from 2:30-4:30pm 10/6: Rosalind Franklin Admissions Presentation GBM 10/13: Marian Admission Presentation GBM 10/27: Dr. Tischler, HSRC committee chair Presentation GBM 11/3: MWU professor Dr. Malaiyandi GBM 11/10: Ross University Presentation by Richard Hague GBM 11/14: Fall Conference in NY 11/18: St. Baldrick’s at BenU 11/21: Fall conference in Chicago 12/1: Kaplan Presentation on MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, LSAT, etc. Introducing Our New & Improved Website www.benuamsa.weebly.com Follow-up From the 2015 5K Color Run Congratulations BenU AMSA! We Raised $4,651.30 HomeCare Physicians has made over 86,000 house calls and recently saw its 6,400th homebound patient. In many cases, this wonderful program is the only way some patients are able to receive the critical medical care they need. Thank you for your support! Raffle Time! • Medical School Essays That Made a Difference by The Princeton Review Thank You for Attending Questions or Comments?