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Women Physicians Section (WPS)

Dear WPS members,

It is with great honor that I serve as your Chair for 2014-2015.  My vision for this term is to increase the visibility and impact of the Women's Physician Section within the state and specialty societies and within the AMA. 

It is through this increased visibility that together, we can achieve our goals of (1.) increasing advocacy on women's health and women in medicine policy issues, and (2.) increasing the number of women physicians in leadership positions. 

Female physicians represent nearly 30% of all physicians in the country; we bring a unique leadership style to medicine.  We need more women to serve as liaisons within their state and specialty societies.  The liaisons will work with the WPS Governing Council (GC) to identify emerging issues, share solutions and build consensus on women in medicine issues.

On behalf of the WPS GC, please allow us to better serve you and your patients by taking a stance and working with us to make a difference.  Together, we can make a difference for female physicians and for our patients.

Dr. Josephine Nguyen

About the WPS

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) seeks to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles and to advocate for and advance the understanding of women's health issues. All women AMA members are automatically members of the WPS. Additionally, male AMA members are very welcome to "opt-in" to become WPS members.

There are different ways to become involved:



Deadlines & Events

AMA-WPS Interim Meeting Registration Opens: Monday, August 25

Resolution Deadline for AMA-WPS Interim Assembly Meeting: Monday, August 25

Women in Medicine Month:
September 1 – September 30

HOD Handbook Review Committee Deadline (Interim): Tuesday, September 30

AMA-WPS Interim Assembly Meeting Registration Closes: Saturday, November 1 (3:00 a.m. EST)

AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting:
Saturday, November 8

AMA Interim Meeting (Hilton Anatole – Dallas):
Saturday, November 8 – Tuesday, November 11


Ardis Dee Hoven, MD