AMA Wire

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

News for Women Physicians

Celebrate Women in Medicine Month with the AMA

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.

AMA-WPC to mark 15th anniversary during November caucus, reception

The AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) will celebrate its 15th anniversary during a Nov. 10 caucus and reception in Honolulu in conjunction with this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Guests will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, honor physician mentors and learn how to get more involved with the AMA-WPC.

The AMA-WPC also will host its liaison meeting that day in Honolulu. All AMA-WPC liaisons are invited to attend.