Despite the extraordinary progress women have made in medicine over the last 150 years, there continues to be a pressing need for female role models and mentors, as well as increased study of women's health issues. Since 1915, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) has been working to address these issues by serving as the voice of women's health and the advancement of women in medicine. The American Medical Women's Association Resident Division (AMWA RD) recognizes that the years of a resident's education, training and early career are those of excitement, challenge and anxiety. The AMWA RD empowers women resident physicians to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women while advancing academically and personally during their training years.
March 2010 ushered in the creation of the AMWA Residency Division. Designed to be a link between medical students and their attending physicians, the Residency Division also stands alone in recognizing the excitement, challenges, and anxiety that accompany the resident's education, training and early career. The transition from medical student to acting physician is not an easy one, and the AMWA Residency Division aims to aid in this transition by providing mentorship, camaraderie, recognition of outstanding achievement, funding for global medicine pursuits, and networking opportunities.
Join the oldest and largest women's multispecialty organization of healthcare professionals worldwide. With branches throughout the United, “AMWA: the Vision and Voice of Women in Medicine since 1915” presents a distinct opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in medicine’s past, present, and future.
We as residents are excited to see that women have advanced towards parity in medical school admissions. We aim to see this parity extended to salaries, leadership, professional rank/title, clinical and research activity, and public recognition.
For 98 years, the benefits of AMWA membership have been the professional guidance offered by its members, as well as the opportunities for awards and scholarships in recognition of our individual achievements. The AMWA Residency Division adds to these a common initiative – the opportunity to partner with residents across specialties and to bridge geographical distance as we work together on a current medico-societal issue. For more information on this year’s project, please explore our “Initiatives” page: http://www.amwa-doc.org/residents/initiatives.
The AMWA RD membership fee is a one-time fee for all years of training. Unlike other national organizations, you will not pay more if you are pursuing a longer residency. Additionally, your AMWA membership fee/donation is tax deductible as a charitable gift or business expense. To join now or for more information, please visit our website at: http://www.amwa-doc.org/join-renew
We look forward to your joining us in the creation of our legacy.
Kanani Titchen, MD