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Women in Medicine

Join the AMA Women Physicians Section in honoring physicians who have offered their time, expertise and support to advance women in medicine.
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graphic of diverse women to commemorate women in medicine month

Women in Medicine Month

September is the AMA’s Women in Medicine (WIM) Month, which serves to showcase the accomplishments of women physicians, as well as highlight advocacy related to women physicians and health issues impacting women patients.

The 2018 theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy, Embracing Our Future.”

Inspirational Physicians Recognition Program

During the month, the WPS Inspirational Physicians Recognition Program (IPRP) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. Take a moment to nominate a professional colleague or teacher who has supported you during your professional journey. Nominations will be accepted until July 31, 2018.

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

During WIM Month, recipients of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women are also announced. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded. Visit the Giambalvo Fund page to download the application and for more information on the fund and the 2017 recipients. Deadline is July 31.

Video: Women in Medicine by the Numbers

Women in medicine by the numbers

Learn about stats on the growing number of women in medicine.

Video: A Profile of Women Physician Leaders & Pioneers

A profile of women physician leaders and pioneers

AMA News Article Series

Read the stories of how women physicians decided medicine was their profession.

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