Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013
News for Women Physicians
Apply for the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship by Feb. 25
Submit a research proposal for the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship, an effort by the AMA Women Physicians Congress and the AMA Foundation to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and to strengthen the AMA's ability to identify and address the needs and interests of women physicians and medical students.
Research proposals should focus on professional work or practice issues that affect women physicians.
While women represent an increasing percentage of matriculating medical students and practicing physicians, there is a lack of empirical studies or reliable data about the effect this trend is having on medicine and women physicians themselves. Research supported by the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund is essential to evaluating issues regarding women in the medical work force and in facilitating understanding of future practice needs.
Open seats available on the AMA-WPC Governing Council
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) is looking to fill positions on its governing council. In 2013, 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.
In addition, a representative of the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS), nominated by the AMA-MSS and elected by the AMA-WPC membership, will serve a one-year term on the AMA-WPC Governing Council. Nominations for this position are due Jan. 31.
Apply for leadership slots on AMA councils, committees
The AMA is looking to fill open positions on various councils and committees for 2013. Nominations are due March 15. Visit the AMA's Council and Committee Nominations Web page to view available positions as well as instructions on the nominations process.
The AMA is committed to promoting diversity in every facet of organized medicine and encourages the nomination of qualified women physicians, minority physicians and international medical graduates for AMA positions on councils.
Article examines women in academic medicine
A recent New York Times article shares insights on the culture of academic medicine and its impact on women physicians. The article highlights a recent study on the perceptions of organizational culture by male and female faculty members. The study's results indicate that while men and women are equally engaged in their work and share similar leadership aspirations, medical schools have failed to create and sustain an environment in which women feel fully accepted and supported to succeed.