About AMWA


Networking – Bringing the Medical Community Together

Membership in AMWA offers you access to a dynamic network of women physician leaders across all specialties. The diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets, creating opportunities to learn from one another and form lifelong connections. We are committed to making AMWA a welcoming space for all in the healthcare field.

Connect Online

Become part of our vibrant on-line community. Take advantage of networking, mentoring, advocacy, leadership, funding and fellowship opportunities that will change your life through AMWA’s growing networks online. Join the conversation on Instagram, Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the AMWA blog.

Join an AMWA initiative that aligns with your work and passion and gain visibility beyond your local community.

Connect Locally and Nationally

Locate AMWA colleagues and mentors through our member services database, sign up for leadership roles and give back to your local community through initiatives as a branch member. If an AMWA branch doesn’t exist in your area, start one and get a branch discount on physician membership dues!

Start A Physician Branch   Start A Medical Student Branch   Start A Premed Branch

Join one of our working committees and meet AMWA members from across the country who share your passion. The largest networking event of the year is the AMWA annual meeting which takes place in different locations across the United States of America. The annual meeting is the leading strategic career and personal development conference for women physicians, medical students and residents. Keynote and plenary speakers have included Gloria Steinem, Dr. Mae Jemison, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Vivian Pinn, Dr. Janine Clayton, Dr. Danielle Ofri, Sara Laschever, executive leadership of institutions and organizations — and much more.

Connect Internationally

Regular physician members are automatically granted membership in the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) representing women doctors from all five continents. Through MWIA, AMWA members have attended meetings at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and the World Conference on Women. The association was founded in 1919 by Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, one of AMWA’s past presidents. MIWA Congresses are held triennially, and AMWA was honored to host the 100th Anniversary MWIA Congress in New York City in 2019.

AMWA also provides international opportunities for women in medicine through the American Women’s Hospitals Service and the Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship.

  • Support from our American Women’s Hospitals Service (AWHS) provides care to the poor and under served in the U.S. and abroad
  • AWHS Overseas Assistance Grants provide travel funds for medical students and residents working in clinics around the world
Learn About Global Opportunities

Become an AMWA Liaison

AMWA is partnered with many organizations, both locally and nationally. We are always looking for new partnership and liaison opportunities. Please contact associatedirector@amwa-doc.org if you would like to make an introduction.