On February 12, 2016, Kim Korwek, PhD, our President-Elect participated in a medical writing career panel attended by graduate students and post-docs at Vanderbilt University. In conjunction with this event, 3 Southeast Executive Committee members (Hope Lafferty, AM, ELS, Kim Korwek, PhD, and Whitney Smalley-Freed, PhD) attended a happy hour with Vanderbilt graduate students and post-docs to provide information about AMWA and careers in medical communications.
A holiday happy hour was held at Germantown Café in Nashville, TN on December 10, 2015. AMWA Southeast members and Vanderbilt Editors’ Club members were invited to attend. Southeast Executive Committee members shared information regarding educational opportunities provided by AMWA and the Medical Writer Certified credential with attendees. Fifteen people attended the event, and 3 students, who attended and were not previously members, joined AMWA following the event.