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Women Physicians Section (WPS)

National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week runs from May 10 through May 16 and is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.

Visit the Office on Women’s Health to learn more about ways to support National Women’s Health Week.

2015 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates will take place June 6-10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Please note the following key dates for the upcoming AMA-WPS Annual Business Meeting:

  • Registration for the AMA-WPS Annual Business meeting is now open through Tuesday, May 26 (11:59 p.m.)
  • The online discussion forum for the AMA-WPS Annual Business Meeting will commence April 6 – 9 (via Survey Monkey invitation)
  • Sign-up for AMA-WPS HOD Handbook Review Committee Volunteers is open through Thursday, April 30

If you would like to learn more about the AMA-WPS policymaking process and how to write resolutions, please view “AMA-WPS Policy Process Overview.”

Just Released

Check out the AMA Insurance’s 2015 Report on U.S. Physicians’ Financial Preparedness: Women Physicians Segment©. The report notes that 53% of women physicians are ‘ahead’ or ‘on-track’ for top goal - retirement savings.

A Message from the AMA-WPS Chair

Dear WPS members,

It is with great honor that I serve as your Chair for 2014-2015.  My vision for this term is to increase the visibility and impact of the Women's Physician Section within the state and specialty societies and within the AMA. 

It is through this increased visibility that together, we can achieve our goals of (1.) increasing advocacy on women's health and women in medicine policy issues, and (2.) increasing the number of women physicians in leadership positions. 

Female physicians represent nearly 30% of all physicians in the country; we bring a unique leadership style to medicine.  We need more women to serve as liaisons within their state and specialty societies.  The liaisons will work with the WPS Governing Council (GC) to identify emerging issues, share solutions and build consensus on women in medicine issues.

On behalf of the WPS GC, please allow us to better serve you and your patients by taking a stance and working with us to make a difference.  Together, we can make a difference for female physicians and for our patients.

Dr. Josephine Nguyen

About the WPS

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) seeks to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles and to advocate for and advance the understanding of women's health issues.

There are different ways to become involved:

Join the AMA-WPS Today!

(Membership in the WPS includes all female physicians and medical students who are active members of the AMA. Other active members of the AMA who express an interest in women's issues and wish to join the WPS can "opt-in" here.)

Deadlines & Events

Resolution Deadline for AMA-WPS Annual Business Meeting: Monday, March 30

AMA-WPS Annual Meeting Registration Opens: Monday, March 23

HOD Handbook Review Committee Deadline (Annual): Thursday, April 30

AMA-WPS Annual Meeting Registration Closes: Tuesday, May 26 (11:59 p.m.)

AMA-WPS Annual Business Meeting (Hyatt Regency Chicago): Saturday, June 6

AMA Annual Meeting (Hyatt Regency Chicago): Saturday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 10

AMA-WPS Resolution Committee Sign-up (Interim): Saturday, June 6 - Wednesday, July 15

AMA-WPS Inspirational Physician Nominations due: Friday, July 31

Applications for the Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women due: Friday, July 31

Resolution Deadline for AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting: Sunday, August 30

AMA-WPS Interim Meeting Registration Opens: TBD

Women in Medicine Month: Tuesday, September 1 – Wednesday, September 30

HOD Handbook Review Committee Deadline (Interim): Wednesday, September 30

AMA-WPS Interim Business Meeting (Atlanta, GA): Saturday, November 14

AMA Interim Meeting (Atlanta, GA): Saturday, November 14 – Tuesday, November 17