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Women in Medicine Month

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Collage of women in medicine.

Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women in medicine.

AMA Women in Medicine Month serves as a platform to showcase the accomplishments of women physicians; highlights advocacy needs related to professional concerns of women physicians and health issues impacting women patients; and brings visibility to the AMA.

This year's theme, "Women in Medicine: Born to Lead," reaffirms the AMA's commitment to increasing the influence of women physicians and advocating for women's health issues.

Women in Medicine Month Webinar: Positioning Yourself as a Physician Leader

On Sept. 12 at noon Central, the AMA will host the webinar “How to Position Yourself as a Physician Leader” (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ ), a timely and empowering webinar for women physicians.

Despite the increasing number of women in medicine, women physicians continue to hold a smaller proportion of leadership positions.

Author, researcher and educator Vineet Arora, MD, will share strategies on how women physicians can better position themselves as leaders. Dr. Arora will discuss highly relevant topics including contract and salary negotiations, and career advancement strategies.

Inspirational Physicians Recognition Program

The Inspirational Physicians Recognition Program provides an opportunity for physicians to nominate a professional colleague or teacher who has provided them with time, knowledge and support during their professional journey.

All nominees are issued a special certificate and recognized during Women in Medicine month.

The 2017 deadline for nominations has passed.

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

The AMA Women Physicians Section, in conjunction with the AMA Foundation, established the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women.

Scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded by the AMA to research programs focused on 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.

Recipients of the 2016 grants, Shobha W. Stack, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Best, MD, will focus their research on childbearing among physicians in training: A cross-sectional survey of trends and factors.

The 2017 application deadline has passed.

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