The American Medical Women’s Association advocates to bring under-addressed issues to the forefront of the national agenda.
Our mission is advance women in medicine, advocate for equity, and ensure excellence in healthcare.
Our work falls under three main pillars: Professional/Personal Development, Advocacy, and Education.
Get involved and join a committee. Have an initiative that you would like to bring to AMWA or want to start a committee for an initiative below? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full list of initiatives at the bottom of this page.
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Join AMWA’s advocacy efforts as the voice of women in medicine. Whether it’s writing op-eds, calling on legislators, or raising awareness locally or nationally, you can make a difference. Learn about the importance of voter registration and simple steps you can take to promote civic engagement.
AMWA has programs for leadership and mentorship tailored to each career stage — ELEVATE & Korn Ferry Leadership U for Humanity (physicians), EVOLVE (Residents), & IGNITE (Medical Students). Taking time off? Check out our Physician Reentry resources and Speakers Bureau. Become a leader within AMWA.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecendented challenges for this country and for women in medicine who were particularly hard hit. Gain tools, share resources, and learn about our partnership efforts to promote vaccination and improve care.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)
DEI Principles are core to AMWA’s work—from Gender Equity initiatives, Revolution by Resolution and #MeTooMedicine and partnership campaigns, #NeedHerScience, #HerTimeIsNow, #GiveHerAReasonToStay, and #InvestInHer, to work on anti-racism, and LGBTQ+ health. Join our Military & Veterans branch or IMG initiative.
FERTILITY AND FAMILY PLANNING
For those who choose to have a family, AMWA is here to support you. Join our Physicians with Young Families coaching group. 1 in 4 women physicians experience infertility, so help us raise awareness and advocate for benefits coverage and workplace flexibility.
AMWA is associated with the United Nations (UN) Department of Global Communications (DGC) and participates in the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Learn about the American Women’s Hospitals Service and Carter Global Health Fellowship. AMWA members are members of the Medical Women’s International Association.
Explore the medical humanities within AMWA’s many communities which focus on art, dance, film, history, music, theater, and writing. Every year an Artist in Residence creates a masterpiece which is presented at the Annual Meeting.
MEDICAL STUDENT DIVISION
AMWA supports medical students on their journey to become a physician through AMWA IGNITE, mentorship, scholarship, and national leadership opportunities. Present your research at our annual meeting and network with colleagues across the country.
We live in a land of high quantity, low quality food with ultra-processed options high in sodium, added sugar, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates as the norm. This approach to eating is linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory conditions, mental health disorders, chronic pain and certain cancers, including breast cancer in women.
AMWA supports those who are just beginning their journeys in medicine through mentorship, resources, networking, and leadership opportunities. Join us and we will be there for you every step of the way.
PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES
RESIDENCY DIVISION AND GME
AMWA’s Residency Division offers physicians in training opportunities for leadership programming and networking. Program directors will also benefit from our multi-specialty Graduate Medical Education (GME) network.
SEX AND GENDER SPECIFIC HEALTH
AMWA is a leading advocate for the teaching and practice of sex and gender specific healthcare. We have co-lead a series of summits and partnered with iGIANT® to raise awareness across sectors. Learn about the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative.
WOMEN’S & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
As a leading advocate for women’s health, AMWA has developed programs focused on menopause, migraine management, HPV / Cervical Cancer, reproductive care access, infertility, contraception, and osteoporosis.
Can’t find what you are looking for above? Here’s a full list of our initiatives.
American Women’s Hospitals Service
Caregiving in Alzheimer’s Disease
Cervical Cancer Prevention
Dance, Theater, and Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion
Domestic Violence Prevention
Revolution by Resolution
Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Gun Violence Prevention
HPV Prevention Week
Humans Before Heroes
International Medical Graduates
Military & Veterans
Music & Medicine
Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)
Preventive Medicine Task Force
Sex and Gender Specific Health
Sex and Gender Health Collaborative
Sex and Gender Health Education Summit