AMWA@WMed

AMWA LogoThe medical school’s branch of the American Medical Women's Association - AMWA@WMed - and the AMWA student chapter bring together women physicians and medical students with a focus on promoting education and training on mental and physical health issues while also encouraging women to study and practice medicine, and ensuring them equal opportunity to do so. Additionally, faculty, residents, and students work to further AMWA objectives and support medical relief services. While AMWA is focused on women’s issues in medicine, membership in the national organization and the AMWA@WMed branch is open to all genders.

At 105 years old, AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. The organization empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. It functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health, through developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.

For more information, please contact Drs. Shama TareenLisa Miller, or Jan Werbinski.

AMWA@WMed Events

  • Upcoming Events

    AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111
    Light dinner is provided to confirmed attendees. If you plan to attend, please send an e-mail to consuelo.ahmed@med.wmich.edu.

    Webinar: Wealth Steps
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Tackling the debt monster. In this webinar, we will establish a healthy perspective on debt and discuss the steps to effetively use, reduce, or eliminate it from your life.

    AMWA Leadership Development Conference for Women Physicians
    March 26-29, 2020, Indianapolis, IN

    AMWA@WMed/WIMS Spring Event on Human Trafficking
    Thursday, April 16, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium
    Please join AMWA@WMed and WIMS to learn more about human trafficking in southwestern Michigan from a panel of professionals.

    First Aid Fanatics with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
    WMed Simulation Center, W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus

    • Saturday, April 4, 2020
    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Past Events

    Inaugural AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Meeting Minutes)
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111

    AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Meeting Minutes)
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111

    AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Meeting Minutes)
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111

    AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Meeting Minutes)
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111

    AMWA@WMED Meeting
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111

    First Aid Fanatics with Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
    WMed Simulation Center, W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus

    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020

AMWA for Medical Students

AMWA at national level provided great opportunity to medical students to get engaged in professional development and career building from early on. AMWA provides a broad platform for mentoring and networking at national and international level that allows medical students to cultivate relationship from regional to global level.  AMWA also provides funding opportunities and travel awards to medical students. AMWA also provides our future physicians a prominent outlet for advocacy for women in medicine in different ways. 

AMWA@WMed Medical Student Events Years 1 and 2

The AMWA chapter at WMed includes a faculty mentorship program and first- and second-year students in AMWA work with a faculty advisor to promote networking, mentoring, community health events, fundraising, support and women's health issues. 

AMWA@WMed Medical Student Events Years 3 and 4

During their third and fourth years of medical school, students are encouraged to meet at least quarterly with their mentors. To help with the meetings, a luncheon for mentors and mentees is planned three to four times per year. Students also elect one delegate and four alternates to represent the medical school at AMWA meetings and events. The medical school supports the cost of the delegate and alternative delegate membership in AMWA, and the cost of the delegate (or alternate delegate) representing the medical school at one national AMWA meeting each year.