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.

Chapter meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of even months.

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

AMWA@WMed Events

  • Upcoming Events

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm
    Location To Be Determined

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm
    Location To Be Determined

    AMWA@WMed Event: Fertility Issues for Physicians
    Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium
    Note: This is a hybrid event and will be held in-person and virtually.

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location To Be Determined

  • 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

    Students at the Medical Women's International Association Meeting
    WMed students at the MWIA Centennial Congress.

    Medical Women's International Association (MWIA) Centennial Congress
    July 2019

    The MWIA Centennial Congress was attended by over 1,000 women doctors from all over the world. WMed was well-represented as students from the MD Class of 2021 - Jessica Sassic, Marie Tysman and Kristina Byers - presented posters. Additionally, Dr. Jan Werbinski was nominated as the president-elect for AMWA and moderated a panel discussion on sex and gender issues. Dr. Tareen served as a judge for the medical student poster session and Dr. Tareen won first place for her poster, "Mother's Mind Matters: Unique Attempt to Provide Urgent Psychiatric Care to Depressed Perinatal Women within an Psychiatry Residency Program."

    Drs. Werbinski and Tareen participated in a special event held for AMWA a the United Nations.

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

    Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives
    Friday, October 4, 2019
    W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus

    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

    AMWA First Aid Fanatics

    AMWA First Aid Fanatics

     

     

     

     

     

    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

    Virtual CME Event on Human Trafficking
    Friday, October 23, 2020, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Virtual Holiday Party
    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    Via Microsoft Teams (Meeting Minutes)

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (Meeting Minutes)
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AWMA@WMed Presents "Cleaning the Sticky Floor and Shattering the Glass Ceiling"
    Presenter: Shikha Jain, MD, FACP
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Via Microsoft Teams

    AMWA@WMed Meeting
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Via Microsoft Teams

  • AMWA@WMed at the National and International Level
    Dr. Jan Werbinski
    Dr. Jan Werbinski

    Dr. Shama Tareen at Medical WOmen's International Association Centennial Congress

     

     

     

     

    Medical Women's International Association (MWIA) Centennial Congress
    July 2019

    Dr. Shama Tareen was named the first place poster winner in the Physician Division at the MWIA Centennial Congress for her poster “Mother’s Mind Matters: Unique Attempt to Provide Urgent Psychiatric Care to Depressed Perinatal Women within a Psychiatry Residency Program.”

     

AMWA for Medical Students

AMWA at the national level provides a 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 the 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. 

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.