Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
News for Women Physicians
Studying gender-based work/practice issues? Apply for AMA grant
Physicians interested in researching some of the ways in which the recent increase of women physicians will affect the profession have until Feb. 25 to apply for this year's Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship, an effort by the AMA Foundation and the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC).
The AMA Foundation will supply grants of up to $10,000 to two physicians looking to examine these issues in an effort to better understand future practice needs. Past Giambalvo scholarship recipients have researched such topics as:
- Retention and promotion trends for racial and ethnic minority faculty members across academic medical centers.
- Key characteristics, benefits and challenges of women family physicians who practice in rural settings.
- Barriers keeping inactive physicians out of practice.
- Obstacles preventing more women physicians from practicing in rural areas.
- How questions and attitudes regarding childbearing affect a woman's decision to pursue a career in surgery.
Applications for scholarship grants are due Feb. 25; download one today.
Through the scholarship program, the AMA Foundation and the AMA-WPC aim to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and to help the AMA identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.
The Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship program is supported by Pfizer Inc., and honors the work of Joan Fara Giambalvo, MD, who passed away in 1971 at age 39. Dr. Giambalvo received her medical degree from Temple University Medical School and was certified in her residency by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Open seats available on the AMA-WPC Governing Council
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) is looking to fill several positions on its governing council. The AMA-WPC membership will elect two at-large members to serve two-year terms beginning in June. Nomination forms for these positions are due March 8. Read more about the governing council election.