Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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 elect two at-large members to its governing council 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 to the AMA-MSS by Jan. 31.
Apply for leadership slots in medical education
AMA members interested in taking on a leadership role in medical education have several opportunities in which to do so.
One opportunity is on one of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committees. There are vacancies on various committees; fill out an online form to apply. Applications are due Feb. 15. Email Evelyn Sherrill of the AMA with questions.
Another opportunity is through service on AMA councils, including the AMA Council on Medical Education. Learn more about the nominations process and how to apply.
If you're not an AMA member, join today.