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Women in Medicine

Let's Celebrate Women in Medicine Month!

elebrate Women in Medicine Month in September

Each September, the AMA-WPS honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women in medicine.

This year's theme "Innovators and Leaders Changing Health Care," reaffirms our commitment to increasing the influence of women physicians and advocating for women's health issues. View the Women in Medicine resources to learn more about the milestones of women in American medicine over the past 165 years or download a free flier to commemorate Women in Medicine Month.

If you did something special to celebrate this observance or would like to learn more about Women in Medicine Month, please email the AMA-Women Physicians Section (WPS) at wps@ama-assn.org.

Women in Medicine Resources

WPS Videos
Watch this video series featuring interviews of various AMA-WPS members sharing their thoughts on women in the AMA.



What are your memories of the Women Physicians Congress?

How would you describe the impact of the Women Physicians Section, or its precursor the Women Physicians Section?

How has the Women Physicians Congress or the Women Physicians Section helped you as an individual?

What would you like to see the Women Physicians Section accomplish in the years ahead?

Why is it important that the AMA have a section devoted to women physicians?

Women in Medicine Timeline
View a snapshot of the accomplishments of women in medicine in the arenas of leadership and innovation.

A Profile & History of Women in Medicine
Learn more about the history of women physicians and a current statistical outlook of women in medicine.

Women Physicians Section
See a presentation on the historical overview of the Women Physicians Section.

About the AMA-WPS

The American Medical Association (AMA) Women Physicians Section (WPS) works on issues that concern us all:

  • Work/life balance
  • Mentorship
  • Re-entry into practice
  • Pay disparity: Gender inequality in physician salaries

Learn more