AMWA Initiatives

The American Medical Women’s Association advocates to bring under-addressed issues to the forefront of the national agenda.

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Get involved and join an initiatives by visiting the pages below.


 

ADVOCACY

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.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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.

COVID-19

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.

GLOBAL HEALTH

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.


 

MEDICAL HUMANITIES

Explore the medical humanities within AMWA’s many communities which focus on artdancefilm, history, musictheater, 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.

PREMEDICAL DIVISION

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.


 

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

AMWA’s focus on preventive medicine includes promoting sleep as the foundation of health and initiatives that focus on vaccination, drug safety, senior health, nutrition, and healthy eating.

PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

AMWA helps address timely public health issues like gun violence, human trafficking, obesity, opioid addiction, alcohol use, climate change, and caregiving. We’re working to address social determinants of health to improve patient care.

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.

WELLBEING

Discover the magic of coaching through AMWA. We’re also to reframe licensure questions through our Humans before Heroes initiative and raising awareness to prevent physician suicide.

WOMEN’S 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.

Obesity Prevention
Opioid Epidemic
Osteoporosis
Reentry
Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)
Physician Wellbeing
Preventive Medicine Task Force
Rural Health
SeniorFusion
Sex and Gender Specific Health
Sex and Gender Health Collaborative
Sex and Gender Health Education Summit
Sleep Disorders
Speakers Bureau
Studio AMWA