The AMA Women Physicians Section (AMA-WPS) hosted its business meeting and reception, which featured a presentation by Dr. Basmah Safdar, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University on “Does stereotyping of a physician by gender and race affect patient satisfaction?” Dr. Safdar is one of the 2017 recipients of a research grant from the Joan F. Giambalvo, MD, Fund for the Advancement of Women. 


The business meeting concluded with a review of the AMA-HOD Handbook. The AMA-WPS Governing Council reviewed its positions on various items of business before the AMA House of Delegates that focus on issues of concern to women physicians, medical students and patients.

Also, the AMA-WPS authored two resolutions that are being considered by the AMA House of Delegates. They include:

  • Resolution 513: Determining Why Infertility Rates Differ Between Military and Civilian Women.
  • Resolution 609: Update to AMA Policy H-525.998, “Women in Organized Medicine.”


The AMA-WPS elected Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD, as chair and Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP as vice chair.

Associates lunch

Lastly, the WPS will be hosting their associates lunch on Monday, June 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Columbus H room. Dr. Mary Herald, former chair of the CLRPD, will facilitate a roundtable discussion on negotiating difficult situations.

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