Women Physicians Section (WPS) policymaking


Members of the Women Physicians Section (WPS) have a unique opportunity to shape AMA policy and action on issues that affect women physicians and patients.

WPS policy in action

WPS resolution leads to creation of AMA guide to help physicians understand the risk and day-to-day challenges of burnout faced by informal caregivers.

New to the policymaking process? Access our education module, How AMA Policy is Made, to learn how WPS members influence the AMA’s policymaking efforts.

WPS representatives may submit resolutions for consideration at the Annual and Interim Meetings of the WPS Assembly. The resolution submission deadline is March 30 for the annual meeting and Aug. 30 for the interim meeting. Submit resolutions and direct questions to [email protected].

Submit a topic for consideration using the resolution idea tool (DOCX).

WPS members are invited to comment on policy proposals in advance of each WPS Assembly meeting via the online member forum. WPS members will receive an email in advance of each meeting with instructions for accessing and participating in the forum.

The WPS Policymaking Committee is responsible for generating resolution ideas and working with the WPS delegate and alternate delegate to draft and/or review potential resolutions for the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) meetings. Individuals joining the committee are requested to make a one-year commitment. There are a limited number of slots available. The deadline to join this committee is July 31.

WPS HOD Handbook Review Committees convene prior to each WPS meeting to review items of business under consideration by the AMA House of Delegates. The deadline to volunteer is May 10 for the annual meeting and Oct. 14 for the interim meeting.

Contact WPS at [email protected] to learn more about or volunteer to serve on these committees.