The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and health care professionals. As the only multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women's health, AMWA functions at the local, national, and international level and provides and develops leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. The organization was founded by Dr. Bertha VanHoosen in 1915 in Chicago, at a time when women physicians were an under-represented minority. Today and in the future as women in medicine increase in numbers and attain leadership positions, AMWA evolves to address new challenges and issues. For more information, please visit www.amwa-doc.org.
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