2023 WPS Interim Meeting highlights


The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) held its 2023 Interim Meeting on Friday, Nov. 10.

During this session, the WPS reviewed several items of business before the House of Delegates. These included the following resolutions authored by the section:

  • Resolution 306: Increasing Practice Viability for Female Physicians through Increased Employer and Employee Awareness of Protected Leave Policies
  • Resolution 921: Addressing Disparities and Lack of Research for Endometriosis

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Also, the WPS hosted an education program on Unpacking the Stranger: Xenophobic Experiences of Arab Women in Academic Medicine. Maram Alkhatib, MD, Zareen Zaidi, MD, Ayra Ali and Inaya Hasan presented results from their qualitative phenomenological interpretive research study that explored the experiences of immigrant female Arab physicians about challenges that they have faced in the U.S. academic medical system.

On Sunday, Nov. 12, the WPS Associates meeting held a session on The AMA Ed Hub: Addressing the Needs of Women Physicians with Trusted Education. Jodi Abbott, MD, MHCM, medical director, curriculum & outreach, AMA Education Center discussed leadership and growth resources for women physicians. In addition, she addressed ways to participate in education development.

For additional information on the I-23 WPS meeting, visit the section's agenda and resources page.