News


PCC Mission Trip Raffle

PCC will be holding a 60/40 raffle for their Summer International Mission Trip. The raffle will span a period of two months, at the end a ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive 40% of the total. The remaining 60% will help fund the PCC international trip. Each ticket is worth $1.00. Purchasing five tickets earns you one intercommittee point. (No more than one intercommittee point can be earned per person) You can purchase a ticket at the beginning of AMSA general body meetings or in our new location in the Reitz Union Gallery during AMSA office hours.

GH Water Well Fundraiser

The Global Health Committee targets international health-related problems and proactively works toward solutions through fundraising and volunteer work. Today, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills more children every year than all forms of violence. As a result, the Global Health Committee is hosting a water well fundraiser to provide clean and safe water for children in Africa. Each water tumbler will cost $5 and comes with a note thanking you for supporting our cause. Each purchase will also count as an INTERCOMMITTEE POINT. All proceeds will go to fund the building of a water well in a rural primary school in Africa in cooperation with H2O For Life. Feel free to contact any of the GH Directors for any questions or for more ways to help at gh@ufpremed.org


GH Typhoon Haiyan Relief Donation

Super typhoon Haiyan, recently decimated the islands of the Philippines. It is estimated that at least 10 million people are affected and the storm will cost the Philippine government at least $14 billion in damages. As the Philippines declare a state of emergency, let us do our best as future health professionals to give and donate what we can. UF Premed AMSA will join in relief efforts by providing 1 INTERCOMMITTEE POINT to those that donate a minimum of $10 to relief effort groups. Email gh@ufpremed.org a photo or screenshot of the receipt or text with your name and ID number. Where to donate?
Here is a list of options, but you can donate to your preferred relief effort organization:
1. Philippine Red Cross
2. UNICEF
3. Doctors Without Borders
4. Word Vision
5. Save the Children


Join AMSA's Relay for Life Team!

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 here. If you have any questions, please email acm@ufpremed.org. Join our team now!


Dance Marathon Dancer Registration

If you are interested in dancing for AMSA's Dance Marathon team, you can register at www.floridadm.kintera.org. Join organization: "AMSA." Cost of registration is $35. Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Any questions can be directed to cunningham.tyler@ufl.edu or alexdinger@ufl.edu. You can also join our Facebook group: AMSA Dance Marathon 2014.


AMSA Intramurals

AMSA Intramurals are starting up soon! It's the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow AMSA members, so come on out and play. This spring, we will be playing in Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer, Co-Rec Basketball, and Men's Basketball. The schedule for each sport will be as follows:

Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer: Monday 8pm (CRR02 division)
Co-Rec Basketball: Tuesday at 9pm (CRR02 division)
Men's Basketball: Tuesday at 10pm (MR02 division)

If you'd like to join one (or all!) of these teams, here's how you can register:
1. Go to this page on the RecSports website and login using your Gatorlink username/password.
2. Click on the "Intramurals" tab at the top.
3. Click on the "Intramural Sports - IM Leagues" banner in the middle of the page. You will be sent to the IM Leagues website.
4. On the IM leagues website, click the "University of Florida" tab at the top.
5. Under the Fall 2013 category, click on the sport and division you would like to play (for example, under Outdoor Soccer click "Co-Rec Recreational").
6. Find the UF Premed AMSA team and click the "Join team" button.

Feel free to contact Sean Taasan (staasan@ufl.edu) or any of the other SAM directors if you have any questions.

Research and Physician Shadowing

Interested in opportunities for research or physician shadowing? Our RAPS directors provide opportunities for anyone who fills out an application at the links below. Members in good standing get top priority, but everyone who applies will be answered by a RAPS director.
Research
Physician Shadowing
If you have any questions, please email scottstratman@ufl.edu or andrewlsilverman@ufl.edu.


MCF's Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kathy Fields

Missed Dr. Kathy Fields' speech at our 17th Annual Medical College Forum? Well, now you can watch it online! You can listen to the speech of Proactiv Solution's co-creator and UF alumnus, Dr. Kathy Fields here.


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/