Resident and Fellow Division

Leadership Elections and Committees

View our current leadership here. 

The following positions are voted upon by national resident members each year.

Executive Positions

President-Elect (two year position)

Your president elect year is a learning year. You will sit on the board of directors, and take on a project of your choosing. As president-elect you also run elections for the following year’s leadership.

In your president year, you are responsible for coordinating the AMWA resident division. This includes running monthly calls with the resident leadership boards and participating in monthly Board of Director calls with the larger AMWA Board. You will also be responsible for organizing the activities of the resident division along with the resident leadership board.


In your treasurer year, you will be responsible for maintaining the AMWA budget for the resident division and for coordinating reimbursements for travel expenses, and awards. You will participate in the AMWA resident executive committee and will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the resident division. 


The primary responsibility of secretary is communications within the resident division and to assist with publishing the AMWA Resident Quarterly (ARQ). You will be a part of the AMWA resident executive committee and have an opportunity to help shape the direction of the resident division.

Board Positions

Awards Chair

You will be responsible for reviewing applications for AMWA resident awards. AMWA gives out many resident awards, and you will be in charge of sending out applications for these awards and then creating a committee to review the applications.

Mentorship Chair

You are part of the Mentorship Committee and will work closely with a Chair from each AMWA division (premedical, resident & physician). You’re responsible for organizing mentorship programming such as bimonthly webinars, discussion calls and activities at the annual conference. You also help members utilize the Mentorship Database so they can form mentor-mentee relationships. The committee works as a team to generate new content and connect with speakers for the webinars. If you have ideas for additional mentorship initiatives the Mentorship Committee gladly works with you to implement new ideas.

Advocacy Chair

This position is responsible for integrating residents into AMWA’s many advocacy initiatives including HPV, Opioid Addiction, etc. In this position you will have the opportunity to work with other advocates in AMWA and advocate and promote physician wellness and women’s health.

Recruitment Chair

This position is responsible for increasing AMWA membership. You will send information out to schools that do not have branches and will be in charge of approving new branches when they submit applications. You will also help spearhead recruitment of residents to join AMWA.

Conference Chair 

This position is responsible for helping to organize resident programming at AMWA conferences. You will help organize poster sessions by reviewing abstracts as well as organizing seminars, workshops, and speaker series. You will also be in charge of allocating AMWA travel funding to residents traveling to the conference. 

Regional Directors

Applicants must be from the region to apply for director.

As a regional director, you will be responsible for overseeing the AMWA branches and members in your region. You may also work with the AMWA regional governors and the AMWA regional directors within the other divisions. 

Region 1: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

Region 2: NY, NJ

Region 3: DE, MD, PA, VA, DC

Region 4: FL, GA, NC, SC

Region 5: AL, LA, MS, TN, The Caribbean

Region 6: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, WI

Region 7: AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD

Region 8: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, TX, UT, WY

Region 9: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA



We encourage resident members of AMWA to join in one of AMWA’s many committees and initiatives – and after working in the committee consider taking on a resident co-chair position. Learn about AMWA’s initiatives here.