Wednesday, Jan. 9, 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.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars: call for applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are collaborating to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans' health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program.
These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. To be eligible, physicians must be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, health policy or another career congruent with the program's purposes and priorities of developing physician leaders and skilled researchers. The deadline for submission of applications is 5 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 28.
For more information on the program, eligibility criteria and the application process, please email Kristin Siebenaler, or call her at (919) 843-1351.