American Medical Women's Association

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a space to discuss the issues and challenges that uniquely affect women in medicine throughout their medical education and careers; to provide opportunities to connect female medical students and physicians to facilitate mentorship and leadership skill building; to encourage female high school and undergraduate students in the Chicago area to pursue a career in medicine.  These purposes will be met through interactive panels, an organized mentorship/shadowing program, and leadership workshops. The aim of this organization is to develop into an official chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). 


  • President: Megan Ghai ( 
  • Vice-President of Mentorship: Emily Cesar ( 
  • Assistnat VP of Mentorship: Oludemilade (Demi) Akinrotimi ( 
  • Vice-President of Events: Lisa Laurenzana ( 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Sandy Vein ( 

Faculty Advisor

  • Bernadette Aulivola (