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UF Premed AMSA Applications Now Open

Applications to join UF Premed AMSA are now officially open! Here is how to apply:
1. Click Here APPLY
2. Read and agree to the AMSA Policies and Regulations. 
3. Fill out all the required fields. (Remember to use your ufl email)
4. Retrieve and print out receipt. 
5. Bring receipt and payment to the UF Premed AMSA office located in the Reitz Union 2nd Floor, Art Gallery during office hours (Monday to Friday 10am-5pm).      
Payment Methods:       
- Cash (Exact change)       
- Check (Made out to UF Premed AMSA)      
- Credit/ Debit card (2.75% extra charge) 
Keep in mind that everyone needs to apply and bring a receipt to the office. This includes new members, spring members (who will not have to pay right now), and fall members. Applications will close next Wednesday, September 17th, at 5pm. Remember that you need to come to the office with your receipt and payment by that time. We are looking forward to seeing all of you apply! If you have any questions about our organization or the application process, please email secretary@ufpremed.org.

M&M Survey and Mixer

Don't forget to indicate on your AMSA applications whether you would like to be a Mentor/Mentee so that we can send you the M&M survey and start Mentor/Mentee Match-up! The mixer will (tentatively) take place on Friday, September 26th, at 6pm. Location TBA. Please direct any questions to Zara Zaidi at zzaidi@ufl.edu or Alvin Vuong at alvinvuong@ufl.edu. 


AMSA PremedFest Conference Planning Group

Our chapter has the exciting privilege of hosting a national AMSA conference this spring, an all new event dedicated to premeds. The vision is for it to not be a typical conference, but instead for it to a celebratory, happy, fun, casual, comfortable, honest, and open environment for premeds to interactively learn about medicine while fostering self-reflection skills and discovery. With a broad focus on topics such as healthcare reform, primary care, health equity, and arts in medicine, it will undoubtedly make for a one-of-a-kind experience.  This is a huge project and we need a lot of help from our members to plan the different sessions and activities for this event. Therefore, we will be having a few open discussion style meetings to brainstorm, the first of which will be Sunday, September 14th, 7:30pm at a location TBA. If you are interested in attending this meeting please email Scott Szymanski at president@ufpremed.organd he will give you more information and how you can play a role. See you there!


Kaplan MCAT Course Auction

Thinking of taking the MCAT within the next year? We will be having a Kaplan MCAT course auction starting next Monday, September 15th, and ending next Friday, September 19th! It will be available in the office (Reitz Union 2nd Floor, Art Gallery). The value of the course is $2200 and we are beginning the auction at just $1000. Why would you pay full price when you could bid on this course? This is your chance to get an MCAT review for more than half off! Once you have won the auction, the purchase will be good for a year. It is also good for any Kaplan course- GRE, LSAT, DAT, and more. This is only available for AMSA members, so make sure you have turned in an application before bidding.


DR Help Clinical Skills Fundraiser

It was great to see the next generation of healthcare professionals at the first AMSA meeting! Please join us at the Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center in the Health Science Building at the College of Medicine. Remember, spots for each part are limited to 40, so follow the instructions below to secure your spot! Part 1 of the pre-med clinical skills fundraiser will take place onSeptember 20th from 10am-12pm. Part 2 will take place onOctober 4th from 10am-12pm. Please click here to pay for the part you would like to attend to reserve your spot. Once you have paid, please add your name to the GoogleDoc along with your contact information so we can send you a follow up email with a map of the location and more details. Please contactDRHelp2015@gmail.com if you have any questions. Just a reminder, the topics covered in part 1 will be vitals, cardiovascular exam, and respiratory exam. The topics covered in part 2 will be history-taking, abdominal exam, and head, ear, eyes, nose, throat (HEENT) exam. Please remember this is intended to be a two-part series and you will benefit most if you attend both sessions. However, attendance for the first part is not required to attend the second part.


Mentee Project Applications Now Open

The Mentee Project is a chance to volunteer two hours weekly at a local elementary school. You will have a chance to work one-on-one with kids by helping them with their homework assignments and interacting with them when their work is done. The program is an excellent opportunity to obtain long term non-clinical volunteer hours. Applications are currently open and will remain open until Wednesday, September 24th, at 12pm. Applications are available by clicking Mentee Project, and can be submitted by emailing the application to mentee@ufpremed.org. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email mentee@ufpremed.org. 

PIC The Color Run 

The Pediatric Interest Committee will be participating in the Camp Kesem Color Run on September 27th. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at http://thecolorrun.com/gainesville/ as The Color Run will donate $30 to Camp Kesem UF for each volunteer. If you use the code CAMPKESEM when signing up, you will save $5 off your registration and that money will go straight to Camp Kesem.  Any questions can be directed to pic@ufpremed.org. 


ACM Zumbathon 

Arts and Complementary Medicine will be participating in a zumbathon on September 28th. This is a great way to start the year with AMSA! This fun event will be from 8-10:30pm and tickets are only 5 dollars right now. So take advantage of this great experience to meet new AMSA members and possibly raise 20% of the profits for AMSA. Here is where you can find out more information and start buying tickets HERE. Hope to see you all there! 


Premed Course Reviews

We know you all have questions on which classes to take, which professors to avoid, when to take them, and everything else inbetween. So we have compiled a list of Premed Course Reviews that can be found on the website under Useful Links to the right of this page. We have reviews on Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Genetics classes and professors as well as MCAT courses. If you have any questions or would like to add your input, please email advol@ufpremed.org.

Upcoming Events


PIC Theatre Strike Force Show

When: Friday, February 21st, 2014, 7:00 PM, HPNP Auditorium

Theatre Strike Force, UF's premiere improv comedy club, is coming to perform for AMSA on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:00PM in the HPNP Auditorium (doors open at 6:30). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity since all of their improv shows are made up on the spot and can never be exactly duplicated in the future, so don't miss it! Admission will be $3 if paid in advance or $5 at the door. To pay in advance please go to the AMSA office in the Reitz Union Gallery (second floor, desk 7B). All of the proceeds from the show will go towards Dance Marathon and the Children's Miracle Network. All AMSA members will receive an intercommittee point for attending. We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, please email Gabriel Daniels at gmdaniels@ufl.edu.


EACN Kickball Tournament

When: Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM, Southwest Softball Fields

EACN is hosting their annual kickball tournament on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00pm. The tournament will be at the Southwest Softball Fields and will be worth an intercommittee point. Teams can have between 6-9 people and there can be a maximum of 5 males per team. Registration for the event will take place at General Meeting 3 and you can also sign a team up in the temporary AMSA office (Reitz Union Gallery on third floor) or in this google doc. Please make sure that your entire team wears your team color the day of the event! There is also a 5 dollar donation per player which will go towards Equal Access Clinic Network. If you do not pay beforehand, please make sure you have your money at the event! If you do not, you will not be allowed to play! CASH ONLY!! Credit cards will not be accepted! This will be worth an intercommittee point. See you there!


Medical Jeopardy

When: Thursday, February 27th 2014, 6:45 PM, HPNP Auditorium

Want to test your premed knowledge? Then come out to AMSA's Medical Jeopardy night on Thursday, February 27th at HPNP G312 from 6:45pm to 9:30pm. There will be 6 teams of 8 people.
Please sign up at the link here.
There will be refreshments and the winning team will win a prize!


Susan G Komen Gators Race for a Cure

When: Sunday, March 23, 2014, Flavet Field

Are you prepared to go where no Gator has gone before? To go down in the history books? Then there is just one thing you must do... register for the first ever Susan G. Komen Gators Race for a Cure 5K happening here at UF! The first Susan G. Komen race in Gainesville, you can be a part of this amazing even taking place on March 23rd on Flavet Field. Follow the link below for more information on the event as well as to register for the event. You can either register for the 5K, or if running is not your thing, you can register for the Fun Run! The Fun Run is not timed, open to all ages, and just half the distance of the 5K. This is considered an EVENT point and if you volunteer it is also an INTERCOMMITTEE point. Volunteer opportunities will be provided closer to the race. You can register here


Relay for Life

When: Friday-Saturday, March 28th-29th, 2014, The O'Connell Center

Relay For Life, promoted by the Arts and Complementary Medicine Committee (ACM), is an event that raises much-needed funds and awareness to help save lives from cancer. A Relay For Life event is not only a way to join your community to fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease. The UF Relay takes place March 28th-29th, 2014 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. You can sign up online at www.relayforlife.org/