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Women in Medicine Month

Celebrate Women in Medicine: Leaders in Medical Education and Practice

elebrate Women in Medicine Month in September

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

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

Join the Celebration


An important part of Women in Medicine Month is the announcement of the honorees for the AMA-WPS Inspirational Physician Recognition Program and the recipients of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women.

Registration is now open for the inaugural AMA Women in Medicine Symposium.
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If you're planning something special to celebrate Women in Medicine Month or would like more information, please email the AMA-WPS.

Explore the rich history of the AMA-WPS in decade-by-decade timelines featuring remarkable accomplishments.
View Timeline

An Overview of Women in Medicine


In 2013, the AMA established the Women Physicians Section (WPS), which represents more than 70,000 women physicians and medical students.  To commemorate this landmark event, various AMA-WPS members shared their thoughts and experiences on women in medicine and women in the AMA.

How would you describe the impact of the AMA-WPS, or its precursor the AMA Women Physicians Congress?

What are your memories of the AMA Women Physicians Congress?

How has the AMA Women Physicians Congress or the AMA-WPS helped you as an individual?

What would you like to see the AMA-WPS accomplish in the years ahead?

Why is it important that the AMA have a section devoted to women physicians?

Women in Medicine Timeline
View a snapshot of the accomplishments of women in medicine in the arenas of leadership and innovation.

A Profile & History of Women in Medicine
Learn more about the history of women physicians and a current statistical outlook of women in medicine.

Women Physicians Section
See a presentation on the historical overview of the AMA-WPS.

About the AMA-WPS


The AMA-WPS works on issues that concern us all:

  • Work/life balance
  • Mentorship
  • Re-entry into practice
  • Pay disparity: Gender inequality in physician salaries

Learn more