Global & International Opportunities
AMWA has several opportunites for you to explore your interest in global health and international outreach.
Become an AMWA physician member and you are automatically a member of an international network of women physicians called the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). The MWIA is an international non-governmental organziation (NGO) representing women doctors from all five continents. The MWIA Congress is held triennially.
Click here to view a list of current open committee positions with MWIA
The primary goal of Carter Fellowships is to create leaders in medical schools, communities, and practices. The fellowship incorporates educational training in global health topics, networking with other students interested in global health, mentoring from physicians already doing global health work, and experience through a partnership with the Engeye Health Clinic in Uganda. The fellowship includes funding for completing local and international global health projects.
The American Women’s Hospitals Service (AWHS) grew out of the commitment of a group of women physicians to treat the wounded in World War I. After the war, AWHS continued throughout the 20th century to provide care during medical emergencies, establish public health services, and bring medical treatment to underserved communities. AWHS provides grants of up to $1,500 for assistance with transportation costs associated with medical studies or service projects conducted abroad where the medically neglected will benefit.
Get Involved in AMWA’s Global Health Outreach Now!
- Join the Global Outreach Committee. Global Outreach Chair, Dr. Satty Keswani
- Join the American Womens Hospitals Service Committee. Co-chairs: Dr. Neelum Aggarwal and Dr. Laura Helfman
- Apply for the AWHS Oversease Assistance Grants
- Apply for the Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship
- Attend the Medical Women’s International Association Meeting in Seoul, Korea
Additional Global Health Resources
Additional global health resources can be found in AMWA’s Initiatives section.