Revitalized this year, the Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award, honors the women who have mentored, inspired, and encouraged young students to become physicians. Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for Pay Discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.” She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall.
Identify a female physician who has been a significant role model or mentor to you and discuss their impact on your decision to become a physician.
The winner of the contest will be presented with a $500 scholarship provided by Dr. Roberta Gebhard, DO, at the Annual Meeting and will have their essay published on the AMWA website. It is not necessary to attend the annual meeting to receive the award, but it is certainly encouraged!
Essays will be accepted until March 2, 2014. Email completed essays as an attached document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep essays under 1000 words. All applicants will receive email notification of receipt of application.
Congratulations to the 2014 inaugural winner of the Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award, Jessica Means! Her winning essay will be published on our webpage in the near future!