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About the Women Physicians Section (WPS)

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The purpose of the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) is to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles.

There are more than 82,000 female members of the AMA.

As an advocate for women’s health, the WPS identifies issues and communicates through a network of women leaders identified by their state or specialty societies to serve in the role of WPS Associate.

Interim and Annual Meetings

The WPS Interim Meeting will be held Nov. 11-13 in Hawaii. Register for the Interim Meeting and read highlights from the June Annual Meeting

Women in Medicine Month

Each September, the AMA commemorates influential women physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month.

Visit the WPS Women in Medicine Month page for more information on key activities and resources and to register for the Sept. 12 webinar “How to Position Yourself as a Physician Leader” (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™).

Become a Member

The WPS represents more than 82,000 women physicians and medical students. All women AMA members are automatically members of the WPS. Additionally, male AMA members are welcome to “opt-in” to become WPS members.

For any member that wishes to “opt-out” of membership in the WPS, please contact us.

Goals of the WPS

Members of the WPS strive to accomplish the following goals:

  • Provide a forum for networking, mentoring, advocacy and leadership development for women physicians and medical students.
  • Contribute to AMA efforts to increase the membership, participation and leadership of women in the AMA.
  • Monitor trends while identifying and addressing emerging professional issues affecting women in medicine.
  • Expand AMA advocacy on women’s health and women in medicine policy issues.
  • Enhance AMA cooperation and collaboration with organizations with mutual concerns, including the American Medical Women’s Association and other women physicians groups.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the WPS should be sent to [email protected].

AMA Staff

Harley Grant, Director
(312) 464-4750
[email protected]

Wilda Knox, Policy Analyst
(312) 464-5529
[email protected]

Cynthia Norwood, Program Administrator
(312) 464-4743
[email protected]

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