Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
News for Women Physicians
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, 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 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.
Plan to attend: American Medical Women's Association 98th Annual Meeting
The theme of this year's conference is "Strategic success for women in medicine." Session topics range from mentoring and breaking the glass ceiling to issues in global women's health, including advances in vascular surgery, cardiovascular disease in women, inflammatory skin disorders, arthritis, bleeding disorders and imaging in gynecologic oncology.
AMWA invites women in medicine to attend this meeting to learn from preeminent women physician leaders of today and tomorrow.