In Honor of the Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell’s 200th Birthday in 2021, AMWA launched a special exhibition – 

Celebrating the AMWA Blackwell Award Recipients

In 1949, Dr. Elise Esperance established the AMWA Blackwell Award as a lasting tribute to the first woman awarded an M.D. degree from an American medical school. This award, the Blackwell Medal, is granted every year to a woman physician who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine. View the video and the biographies of these luminary women in the exhibit below, celebrating the past 70+ years. Support our efforts through a donation to honor Dr. Blackwell’s legacy. Donors who gift more than $200 will receive a free, signed copy of the NewYork Times bestselling book, The Doctors Blackwell by Janice Nimura.

About the Award


Learn more about these luminary women…