Women Physician Section (WPS)
Register for the Inaugural WPS Women in Medicine Symposium, Sept. 22
Attend the AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting, Nov. 12
Message from the AMA-WPS Chair
Dear WPS members,
The American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) is honored to celebrate September as Women in Medicine Month. Our theme is "Women in Medicine: Leaders in Medical Education and Practice."
As part of the celebration, we hope you will visit the AMA-WPS Web page and follow the AMA on Facebook and Twitter. We will be sharing inspiring stories about women in medicine as well as covering professional issues impacting women students, residents, and physicians. Also, the accomplishments of notable women will be highlighted and the winners of the 2016 Giambalvo Award will be announced!
While we choose 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 skillset women bring to medicine allows us all to work better as a team, and deliver the best health care to our patients. Thank you for celebrating Women in Medicine Month with the AMA-WPS!
Lynda Kabbash, MD
Chair, AMA-Women Physicians Section
Program and Event Deadlines
- Resolution deadline (AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting): Tuesday, Aug. 30
- AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting Registration: Friday, Aug. 26 – Saturday, Nov. 5 (3 a.m. Eastern)
- Women in Medicine Month: Thursday, Sept. 1–Friday, Sept. 30
- HOD Handbook Review Committee sign up (Interim): Friday, Sept. 30
Strategies for financial wellness: The basics: Friday, Sept. 30
Learn about navigating the employment contract process, preparing for your financial future, and getting your financial questions answered.
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.
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."