For Immediate Release.
Contact: Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, AMWA Executive Director
Reston, VA, September 8, 2014 — The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced an affiliate membership agreement, a new program of the AMWA to extend their support and reach to ACP members. Under this new membership model, ACP members can become AMWA Affiliate Members at no additional charge.
“In the spirit of synergy and in support of AMWA’s mission and vision, I am pleased to announce our new affiliate program. I am also delighted to announce that the American College of Physicians is the first organization in this inaugural program. Building a network for women physicians and health care professionals will promote and support the advancement of our careers with a multitude of opportunities in education, mentoring, leadership and much more.” Farzanna S. Haffizulla, MD, FACP, president, AMWA.
“ACP is pleased to be the first organization to offer our members AMWA Affiliate Member status,” said David Fleming, MD, FACP, president, ACP. “This inaugural AMWA program will help to create a network of women physician leaders.”
Benefits of AMWA Affiliate Membership include access to AMWA publications, opportunities to gain national leadership experience on one of AMWA’s committees, networking, mentoring, and special discounts to AMWA local and national events. This new affiliate membership model will greatly expand AMWA’s network of leaders in medicine.
Both AMWA and ACP and will celebrate their 100th anniversaries in 2015.
About the American Medical Women’s Association
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. Founded in 1915, AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty organization of women in medicine. AMWA’s programs help provide leadership, advocacy, education, mentoring and strategic alliances. As the vision and voice of women in medicine for nearly a century, AMWA empowers women to lead in improving health for all, within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. Follow AMWA on Twitter and Facebook..
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
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