Wednesday, June 13, 2012
News for Women Physicians
Researchers receive grants to study women physician issues
Grants of up to $10,000 have been issued to six doctors who will research various topics of interest to female physicians, including flexible work options and gender differences in the practice patterns of obstetricians and gynecologists.
The AMA Foundation and the AMA Women Physicians Congress awarded the grants as part of the Joan F. Giambalvo Scholarship program, which provides the opportunity for health care researchers to identify and address the issues that affect women physicians and medical students.
This year's six grant recipients will pursue five total projects. View a list of the recipients and their project summaries.
"Women form one third of the physician workforce and half of matriculants into medical school," said Claudia Reardon, MD, chair of the AMA Women Physicians Congress Governing Council. "If we are going to meet the needs of an increasing patient population, we need to invest in research that improves our knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for women in medicine."
The grants are made possible by donations to the Fund for the Advancement of Women. Please consider making a gift to help advance the role of women in medicine.
AMA-WPC meeting to feature session on negotiation and the gender divide
If you're attending one of the various events surrounding this year's Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, then join your colleagues for a program Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago about the challenges and opportunities facing physicians seeking to demonstrate their value.
The program, "Negotiation and the gender divide: The power to get what you really want," will take place as part of the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) annual meeting. Sara Laschever, co-author of the book "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide," will lead the session.
The session follows an education program about physician pay disparities and strategies for eliminating them that took place in November during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.