The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) awarded the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) the 2011 Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Award for the contributions AMWA makes to developing medical women leaders. Read about our member benefits to find out how you can achieve career success by becoming a member of AMWA!
Regardless of where you are in your career AMWA provides many educational and professional development experiences to improve your personal leadership skills and educational training. AMWA membership has incredible value:
- Career Development
- Leadership Opportunities
- Committees/Working Groups
- Global and International Opportunities
- Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships
- Public Health Initiatives
- Education & Expertise
- Speakers Bureau
AMWA is a trusted source of timely and important information. Our email newsletter Connections highlights individuals and issues affecting women in medicine today. Our online communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and the AMWA blog alert you to ongoing opportunities that can change your life. Regional and branch groups publish newsletters about local activities and interests, and regularly update members with information on today's hot topics and opportunities for activism.
Women make up 50% of medical school graduating classes yet women physicians entering their first year of practice may make $17,000 less than their male counterparts. It is critical that women in health care form a cohesive group to advocate for equal pay along with other women's and civil rights issues - briefing policy-makers, spearheading coalitions, and impacting the world through initiatives and partnerships. The larger and more powerful our organization can become the greater impact we can make. AMWA provides you the opportunity to support and grow through our advocacy programs. Check out all the opportunities for individual action in our advocacy section.
AMWA membership is an incredible experience: Inspiration. Information. Education. You will receive it all as a member of AMWA.
To enjoy these benefits and more, join AMWA today!