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In spite of the half and half gender distribution in medical schools, women remain sorely underrepresented in health care leadership. Approximately 11% of health care CEO roles are filled by women, and although 1/3 of full-time academic faculty are women, the number of women at full professorship is not proportionate to their male counterparts. Women trainees are receiving different messages than their male colleagues.

Some organizations believe one solution is mentoring, either within or outside of their organization. AMWA and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to address inequity and expand career possibilities for women. Current AMWA members can receive a $2,000 tuition scholarship for the Masters in Medical Management, a degree exclusively for physicians that teaches the data quantitative management skills needed to move into leadership.

Within five years of graduating from CMU’s MMM program, a majority of our graduates attain the role of CMO, CEO, or another C-level or VP position. CMU also offers AMWA members the opportunity to participate in a mentor program. The program’s hybrid format blends online and in-person classes delivered by world-recognized Carnegie Mellon University faculty.

For additional information, please contact Rebekah Apple, Director, Master of Medical Management at

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