Over the past 150 years, women physicians have blazed new trails, opened closed minds, lifted downcast spirits, and profoundly impacted medicine in countless ways. Through our awards and recognition programs, AMWA celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of these remarkable American Medical Women.
AMWA honors the pioneering medical women of yesterday
From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school, to Bertha Van Hoosen, founder and first president of the American Medical Women's Association.
AMWA champions the determined and talented medical women of today
From Antonia Novello, the first woman, and the first Hispanic, to become Surgeon General of the United States, to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the first woman, and the first African American, to be president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
AMWA encourages the promising young medical women of tomorrow
To the next generation of physicians, like Ashley Styczynski, AMWA Student President and 2010 winner of the Anne C. Carter Leadership Award.
Learn how to submit a nomination or read about previous award recipients. Please note that the deadline for the Anne C. Carter leadership award is January 15th midnight EST and all other award submissions must be received no later than November 5, 2013.
Diana Galindo, MD is the 2013 recipient of the Bertha Van Hoosen Award.
Kimberly Templeton, MD, is the 2013 recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award
Michelle Bachelet, MD, is the 2013 recipient of Presidents Recognition Award
Neha Deshpande is the 2013 recipient of AMWA's Anne C. Carter Leadership Award
Pamela Lipsett, MD, MHPE, is the 2012 recipient of the Woman in Science Award
Nawal M. Nour, MD, MPH, is the 2012 recipient of the Lila A. Wallis Award
Mary Ellen Morrow is the 2013 recipient of the Camille Mermod Award