The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) held its 2022 Business meeting on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
The WPS hosted an inspiring Pathway to Leadership program. The esteemed panelists included:
- Elisa Choi, MD, who is the current chair of the American College of Physicians Board of Governors and the immediate past governor of the Massachusetts ACP Chapter. Dr. Choi is the first woman, and only Asian American female, to serve as governor in the history of the Massachusetts ACP Chapter.
- Louito Edje, MD, who is the associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr Edje serves on the AMA’s Council on Medical Education and is a member of the family medicine review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
- Patrice Harris, MD, who is the CEO and co-founder of eMed, a digital health care company and is the at-large medical editor in chief for Everydayhealth.com. Dr. Harris was the 174th president of the AMA and the first African American woman elected to that position.
- Madelyn Butler, MD, an ob-gyn from Florida, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2021. Dr. Butler was vice chair of Florida’s delegation to the AMA-HOD, a member of the Committee on House of Delegate Functions, and chair of the AMA Reference Committee on Constitution and Bylaws.
The WPS business meeting highlighted key events from this year’s Women in Medicine Month.
The WPS reviewed several items of business before the House of Delegates including resolution 227: Access to Methotrexate Based on Clinical Decisions that was authored by the section.
In addition, the WPS Associates meeting centered around a lively and insightful discussion on equity in career advancement.
Earlier in the day, the WPS co-sponsored a session on Protecting our Healers with the IPPS, OMSS, PPPS, WPS & LGBTQ Advisory Committee.