The AMA is proud to celebrate the contributions of trailblazing women in medicine. In honor of Women’s History Month, the AMA Women Physicians Section hosted a webinar, “The Intersection of Voting and Health,” on March 24. The Honorable Donna M. Christensen, MD, presenter, and Megan Srinivas, MD, MPH, moderator, explored the connection between voting and health–and its influence on population health, socioeconomic influences and health policy.
The Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership project (WEL) fosters the development of the next wave of female physician leaders to build a healthier, more equitable work experience. The program will support 50 early- to mid- career female physicians and provide them with networking, mentorship and education around leadership, equity and wellness.
WEL is a collaboration of ten health care organizations: the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and National Medical Association (NMA). This program is funded by The Physicians Foundation.
Applications for the project were due March 1, 2021. Please contact the AMA's Women Physicians Section with any questions.
During September 2020 Women in Medicine (WIM) Month, the AMA showcased the accomplishments of women physicians as well as highlight advocacy related to women physicians and health issues impacting women patients. The 2020 theme was Women in Medicine: Advancing Equity, Creating Change.
Women Physicians Leading During Crisis
The annual AMA Women in Medicine Month celebrates women physicians, residents and students throughout September. The recording and Q&A summary (PDF) for "Women Physicians Leading During Crisis," sponsored by the Women Physicians Section is now available.
Unique Challenges Facing Women Physicians During COVID-19
The recoding for “Unique Challenges Facing Women Physicians During COVID-19,” a webinar co-sponsored by the WPS, the Organized Medical Staff Section and the American Medical Women’s Association, is also available.
Advancing gender equity in medicine
The AMA recognizes that gender inequity in medicine is a complex issue that requires a multilayered approach. Learn more about the AMA’s work to advance gender equity in medicine.