September 24th GBM - Welcome Dr. Riding and Period UCF!

Meeting Summary: Each officer introduced upcoming events, organized by our new directors! Anyone who was unable to attend our first GBM was given a welcome packet that described our opportunities in detail. Please email Johanna at if you would like a copy and she will get one to you ASAP! As our featured guest speaker, Dr. Kyle Riding spoke about laboratory medicine and the importance of understanding patient care as a team effort.

Presentation Breakdown



September 10th GBM - Welcome Back #fAMSA!

Meeting Summary: We went over the major opportunities that we offer our members (ex. leadership, volunteering, MCAT prep course discounts, etc.). After introducing our sponsors and staff advisor, each officer explained their responsibilities and upcoming events. All attendees received a welcome packet that described our opportunities in detail. Please email Johanna at if you would like a copy and she will get one to you ASAP!

Upcoming Events:

  • 9/10: Blaze Partial Proceeds

  • 9/11 to 9/13: Directorship Interviews

  • 9/16: Professionalism Workshop

  • 9/16: VA Bingo

  • 9/17: Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Interest Meeting

  • 9/19: Mentorship Social (POSTPONED)

  • 9/25: Headshot Opportunity

  • 9/26: VA Card Games

  • 9/30: VA Bingo

Presentation Breakdown

  • Our sponsors offer discounts to some of the most popular, top quality MCAT courses exclusively for our paid members. Zach breaks down the registration process for all new members later in our presentation.

    • Next Step = 15% off

    • Kaplan = 50% off

    • The Princeton Review = 50% off

  • Our club advisor, Dr. Erin Myszkowski, is also the director of the Pre-Health Pre-Law Office on campus. Dr. Myszkowski’s office can be located on the second floor of Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH).

  • Sophia Dias, President

    • Directorship interviews will be conducted from 9/11 to 9/13. All directorship job descriptions can be found under our About tab on the “Our Directors” website page. In order to apply, you must be a paid member. All interview appointments are completed on a scheduled basis which can be found via the “Apply Here” button next to each description.

    • Each month, our chapter will organize a committee for a different cause. As a paid member, this is an opportunity for a leadership role within our club. October’s committee will be for Breast Cancer Awareness and the interest meeting will be on September 17th. Please email Sophia at for more information on how to be involved!

  • Melanie Molina, Vice President

    • To give our members a head start on the new year, we will be hosting a professionalism workshop on 9/16. This event does require an RSVP via KnightConnect. For additional information, please reach out to Melanie at!

    • The mentorship social has been postponed until further notice. Stay updated on any upcoming announcements by following us @premedamsaucf on Instagram!

    • Need a new headshot? Our members will have the opportunity to update their professional profiles on 9/25. For more information, reach out to Melanie at!

  • Zach Schwartz, Treasurer

    • Dues

      • For first time members, $75 through National AMSA. For a step-by-step instructions on registering, please email Johanna at!

      • For returning/transferring members, $35 paid directly to Zach during office hours or after GBMs via cash, check, or Venmo (@premedamsaucf).

    • Join us for a pizza night at Blaze on University after the 9/10 GBM! Take a photo of your receipt and send it to Anna at to earn points too.

  • Johanna Rose Villadarez, Secretary

    • Subscribe to our email list via the sign up option at the bottom of every page on our website! Johanna will be sending our welcome information and a summary of each week’s events each Monday.

    • How to Stay in the Loop with Us:

      • Follow us on Instagram! Our media relations team will post about all of our events, and include them in our Week at a Glance highlight each Monday.

      • Like us on Facebook at!

      • Add us on snap at @premedamsaucf!

  • Soph Jardon, Sergeant at Arms

    • IM Flag Football sign ups are due by 9/12. Each game will be hosted on the IM fields on Wednesdays between 8 and 10 PM. For more information, email Soph at!

    • Pre-Med AMSA at UCF will be traveling to Peru for our first annual service trip! Alongside Soph, our Global Health directors will be in charge of organizing all logistics of Spring Break journey.

  • Anna Jurlina, Chief of Staff

    • For a full description on our points system, visit our Points tab above!

    • In our chapter, we love to see our members get involved in our events. Our Distinguished Member status can be achieved by earning 100 points by the end of the academic school year. All DMs will be recognized at our end-of-the-year banquet in April.

    • Volunteering events are planned throughout each week for our paid members. All members must RSVP and receive a confirmation from Anna ( to attend our volunteering opportunities.