Women Physicians Section (WPS) leadership opportunities

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The WPS Governing Council is responsible for directing the strategy and activities of the section. The next WPS Governing Council elections will be held in April 2024. 

WPS House of Delegates (HOD) Handbook Review Committees convene prior to each WPS business meeting to review items of business under consideration by the AMA HOD. Please complete the WPS Handbook Review Committee volunteer sign-up form. Contact WPS to learn more.  The deadline to volunteer is May 14 for the annual meeting and Oct. 14 for the interim meeting.

WPS associates are appointed by their state or specialty medical societies to serve as liaisons between WPS and their appointing organizations. This network of women leaders is instrumental in implementing WPS activities at the local level and advancing women in leadership positions. Learn more and apply to be an WPS associate.

The newest WPS standing committee, Growing the Representation and Reach of Women Leaders, aims to advance women in leadership positions by addressing barriers and promoting leadership development. The committee also aims to identify, analyze and address equity gaps that women in medicine face, particularly those of minority backgrounds. 

Applications are due March 15.

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The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

Presented by WPS in conjunction with the AMA Foundation, the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthening the AMA's ability to identify and address the issues affecting women physicians and medical students. Learn more and apply.

The WPS Inspiration Award provides the opportunity for members to acknowledge and honor physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support throughout the member's professional career. Learn more.