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Women Physician Section (WPS)

View Highlights from the Inaugural WPS Women in Medicine Symposium, Sept. 22

Register for the AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting, Nov. 12

Message from the AMA-WPS Chair

Dear WPS members,

Our 2016 Women in Medicine Month theme, "Women in Medicine: Leaders in Medical Education and Practice," provided a platform to share inspiring stories about women in medicine as well as professional issues impacting women students, residents and physicians. Also, the AMA held its first-ever AMA Women in Medicine Symposium on Sept. 22 at AMA headquarters in Chicago. The symposium featured presentations on overcoming obstacles in daily practice and physician resiliency and burnout. Visit the AMA-WPS Women in Medicine webpage for more information on key activities and resources.

While we chose September to celebrate the tremendous impact women have on the medical profession, we recognize the great contributions that women in medicine make each and every day of the year. Recognizing, encouraging and acknowledging the unique leadership, attitude and skill set women bring to medicine allows us all to work better as a team, and deliver the best health care to our patients.

We hope to see you at the AMA-WPS Interim Meeting November 12-132 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year's AMA-WPS Interim Meeting will feature a presentation by Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, and Lucy Spalluto, MD, our 2015 winners of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, as well as a review of the AMA House of Delegates Handbook and AMA-WPS items of business. On Sunday, our AMA-WPS Associates lunch will take place 12:30–1:45 p.m. Registration closes November 5!

Thank you for your continued involvement in this dynamic organization.


Lynda Kabbash, MD
Chair, AMA-Women Physicians Section

Program and Event Deadlines

  • AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting Registration: Friday, Aug. 26—Saturday, Nov. 5 (3 a.m. Eastern)

Meeting and Events

AMA-WPS members can attend various meetings and events throughout the year that offer leadership, advocacy, networking and educational opportunities.
Go to Meetings and Events

Reports and Articles

Access reports and articles on health and professional issues that impact women and women physicians.

Women Physicians: 6 Traits of Financially Prepared Women Physicians
Find out about the 6 distinct traits of women physicians who say they feel "on-track" or "ahead of schedule" for a secure retirement.

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Join the AMA-WPS

Membership in the WPS includes all female physicians and medical students who are active members of the AMA. Other active members of the AMA who express an interest in women's issues and wish to join the WPS can "opt-in."