AMA Wire

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

For Minority Physicians

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting and reception in Hawaii

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting and reception in Hawaii

Join the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) for its next business meeting and reception at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Honolulu. The meeting and reception will take place in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates and will feature an open forum on House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

Register (login required) for the business meeting and reception, and visit the Interim Meeting Web page for hotel and air travel details. Have questions about the meeting? Email the AMA-MAS or call Cynthia Norwood of the AMA at (312) 464-4743.

Celebrate Women in Medicine Month with the AMA

The rise in the number of female physicians in the United States has been staggering. The total number rose by 447 percent between 1980 and 2010. Since 1975, there has been a six-fold increase. And nearly half of medical students in 2011-2012 were women, compared to 31 percent in 1982-1983.

These are just three reasons why the AMA celebrates Women in Medicine Month every September. There are many ways to mark this special month, which this year features the theme "Promoting Leadership and Equality: Celebrating Gains in Gender Equity."

Read more in a blog entry by AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD.